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    Wall Street Journal: "Antifogmatic" Conveys "Color, Wit, Flash, Tenderness" with "Remarkable Musicianship, High Spirits"

    Punch Brothers continued to celebrate the release of their latest Nonesuch album, Antifogmatic, with a return to the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colorado, this weekend, performing multiple sets at the musical gathering that first brought band mates Chris Thile and Noam Pikelny together back in 2005. The band returns to its adopted home of New York City to perform at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg on Wednesday.

    In today's Wall Street Journal, Thile, Pikelny, and fellow Punch Brother Gabe Witcher talk with Jim Fusilli, the Journal's rock and pop music critic, about life in New York City. They discuss how having a shared home city allowed for greater collaboration and contributed to the music of Antifogmatic, however one might describe it, "perhaps bluegrass with the discipline of classical music and the unexpected angles of rock," Fusilli suggests.

    In the article, Fusilli says of the new album: "Antifogmatic brims with color, wit, flash and tenderness, all conveyed with remarkable musicianship and high spirits."

    Being in New York also allowed the quintet to come together for regular performances at the downtown club The Living Room to work out the new songs and perform a wide variety of others, performances from which are featured on the DVD included with the deluxe edition of Antifogmatic.

    "They may have set their bluegrass roots here in the city,"  Fusilli concludes, "but with Antifogmatic the Punch Brothers are declaring that they won't be pigeonholed."

    Read the complete article at online.wsj.com.

    You can watch The Living Room performance of "This Is the Song" (pictured at the top left), off the deluxe edition of Antifogmatic, at nonesuch.com/media. And to pick up a copy of the album, head to the Nonesuch Store.

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Wall Street Journal: "Antifogmatic" Conveys "Color, Wit, Flash, Tenderness" with "Remarkable Musicianship, High Spirits"

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Following a weekend at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Punch Brothers return to their adopted home of New York City to perform songs from their new album, Antifogmatic, in Brooklyn on Wednesday. The Wall Street Journal talks with the band about New York's influence on the album, which the Journal says "brims with color, wit, flash and tenderness, all conveyed with remarkable musicianship and high spirits." You can watch Punch Brothers perform "This Is the Song" in New York, off the deluxe edition of Antifogmatic, at nonesuch.com/media.

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Punch Brothers continued to celebrate the release of their latest Nonesuch album, Antifogmatic, with a return to the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colorado, this weekend, performing multiple sets at the musical gathering that first brought band mates Chris Thile and Noam Pikelny together back in 2005. The band returns to its adopted home of New York City to perform at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg on Wednesday.

In today's Wall Street Journal, Thile, Pikelny, and fellow Punch Brother Gabe Witcher talk with Jim Fusilli, the Journal's rock and pop music critic, about life in New York City. They discuss how having a shared home city allowed for greater collaboration and contributed to the music of Antifogmatic, however one might describe it, "perhaps bluegrass with the discipline of classical music and the unexpected angles of rock," Fusilli suggests.

In the article, Fusilli says of the new album: "Antifogmatic brims with color, wit, flash and tenderness, all conveyed with remarkable musicianship and high spirits."

Being in New York also allowed the quintet to come together for regular performances at the downtown club The Living Room to work out the new songs and perform a wide variety of others, performances from which are featured on the DVD included with the deluxe edition of Antifogmatic.

"They may have set their bluegrass roots here in the city,"  Fusilli concludes, "but with Antifogmatic the Punch Brothers are declaring that they won't be pigeonholed."

Read the complete article at online.wsj.com.

You can watch The Living Room performance of "This Is the Song" (pictured at the top left), off the deluxe edition of Antifogmatic, at nonesuch.com/media. And to pick up a copy of the album, head to the Nonesuch Store.

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