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  • Thursday, October 13, 2022

    Singer, songwriter, and guitar player Molly Tuttle has unveiled a new live performance video for "Dooley's Farm," a song she co-wrote with Ketch Secor for Crooked Tree, the debut album with her band, Golden Highway. The video was filmed during their sold-out release show at Nashville’s legendary Station Inn this past spring, celebrating the acclaimed new album. Tuttle and the band were joined by Jerry Douglas, who co-produced the album with her. You can watch it here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News, Video
  • Wednesday, October 12, 2022

    "Finally bringing this recording to your ears, after so many years ... is a tremendous exhale and a collective accomplishment made possible by many small and many giant acts of generosity," Shara Nova writes in a new essay about the creation of The Blue Hour, a song cycle collaboration among composers Rachel Grimes, Angélica Negrón, Caroline Shaw, Sarah Kirkland Snider, and Nova, who performs the piece with the commissioning chamber orchestra A Far Cry on the album out this Friday.

    Journal Topics: Album Release, Artist Essays, Artist News
  • Tuesday, October 11, 2022

    Rhiannon Giddens’s book debut, Build a House, is out today on Candlewick Press. The picture book was inspired by, and features the lyrics of, a song she wrote and recorded with Yo-Yo Ma to commemorate Juneteenth in 2020. A newly recorded version of “Build a House” with Ma and Francesco Turrisi is also out today on Nonesuch; you can watch the video here. Giddens will read the book and perform at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum October 13 and The Grammy Museum in LA October 22. Her Carnegie Hall Perspectives concerts begin October 15; her opera Omar with Michael Abels debuts at LA Opera October 22.

    Journal Topics: Album Release, Artist News, Video
  • Tuesday, October 11, 2022

    Hurray for the Riff Raff will join Bright Eyes as special guest on six shows of their North American fall tour. After having toured together earlier this year, they reunite in November for shows in Illinois, Michigan, Toronto, Montreal, Providence, and at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn. Hurray for the Riff Raff also performs at Moonstone Fest in Birmingham this month and NPR Music’s 15th anniversary celebration at the 9:30 Club in DC in November.

    Journal Topics: Artist News, On Tour
  • Tuesday, October 11, 2022

    David Byrne spoke with Radiolab co-host Latif Nasser and neuroscientist Thalia Wheatley at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts just before the opening of Theater of the Mind, the new immersive experience he created in Denver with collaborator Mala Gaonkar. They discuss one of the show’s central themes: perception. You can hear their conversation here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News, Podcast, Radio
  • Friday, October 7, 2022

    Molly Tuttle and Golden Highway are in New England for a show in Newburyport and the three-day Flannel Jam in Marshfield, Portland, and Nantucket. The Black Keys tour California. Jeremy Denk plays in Sleepy Hollow, NY. Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi are in Connecticut and New Jersey. Gabriel Kahane is in Seattle. Mandy Patinkin performs in Oregon. Cécile McLorin Salvant tours France. Wilco closes out its tour in Missouri.

    Journal Topics: On Tour, Weekend Events
  • Thursday, October 6, 2022

    Rachael & Vilray—Lake Street Dive singer/songwriter Rachael Price and the guitarist/singer/songwriter Vilray—return with “Just Me This Year,” written by Vilray, about the pleasures of spending the winter holidays alone after a welcome romantic breakup. Vilray says: “For those who happen to be going it alone this time of year, we’re here to help you embrace the freedom!” The duo's next album will come in 2023; details soon. They will perform at the storied Carlyle Hotel in NYC over the Thanksgiving weekend, on Friday and Saturday, November 25 and 26.

    Journal Topics: Album Release, Artist News
  • Wednesday, October 5, 2022

    Cécile McLorin Salvant’s concert at Salle Poirel in Nancy, France, for the Nancy Jazz Pulsations festival was broadcast live via ARTE. She was joined by guitarist Marvin Sewell, bassist Paul Sikivie, and percussionist Keita Ogawa—all of whom perform on her Nonesuch debut album, Ghost Song—and pianist Glenn Zaleski. You can watch the set here. Salvant was on BBC Radio 4's Kate Bush: The Power of Stranger Things hosted by Ann Powers. She talks about "Wuthering Heights" and why she chose to record it on Ghost Song

    Journal Topics: Artist News, On Tour, Video
  • Wednesday, October 5, 2022

    The Staves' debut album, Dead & Born & Grown, turns ten November 12, and to mark the occasion, Nonesuch Records will release the album on 180-gram recycled colored vinyl in the US December 2. This follows its UK release on October 15, the UK’s National Album Day, for which the band will be ambassadors. Produced with Glyn and Ethan Johns (The Beatles, The Rolling Stones), Dead & Born & Grown was met with great critical acclaim and set the Staveley-Taylor sisters on the way to becoming one of the UK’s most celebrated indie exports. The recycled vinyl is made from 100% PVC recycled material, using waste material and clippings from previous record pressings, resulting in a unique color combination for each LP.

    Journal Topics: Album Release, Artist News
  • Friday, September 30, 2022

    Seven special editions of Wilco's landmark 2002 album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot are out now. The now-classic record has been remastered and is available in each set. The Super Deluxe version has eleven vinyl LPs and one CD—including demos, drafts, and instrumentals, charting the making of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot—plus a live 2002 concert recording and a September 2001 radio performance and interview. That box set includes 82 previously unreleased music tracks as well as a new book featuring an interview with Jeff Tweedy, Glenn Kotche, and Jim O’Rourke; an in-depth essay by journalist/author Bob Mehr; and previously unseen photos of the band making the album in their Chicago studio. You can take a look inside in an unboxing video here. Pitchfork gives the set a perfect 10: "A sprawling new box set full of demos and alternate takes suggests a dazzling array of paths the Chicago group might have taken on their masterpiece."

    Journal Topics: Album Release, Artist News
  • Friday, September 30, 2022

    The first recordings of Steve Reich’s Runner (2016) and Music for Ensemble and Orchestra (2018), performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and conducted by Susanna Mälkki, are out now digitally and on CD; vinyl is due December 2. The New York Times calls Runner “a calmly luminous orchestral piece with the pulsating, propulsive rhythms that animate much of Mr. Reich’s music.” The San Francisco Chronicle says that Music for Ensemble and Orchestra “is a beautiful and dramatically charged masterpiece, but its impact goes even further than that.”

    Journal Topics: Album Release, Artist News
  • Friday, September 30, 2022

    Nonesuch releases Philip Glass’s award-winning soundtrack to The Hours on vinyl for the first time today to coincide with its 20th anniversary and Glass’ 85th birthday concert season. Originally released in December 2002, Glass’s score to the Academy Award–winning film was itself nominated for an Academy Award, as well as a Golden Globe and a Grammy, and went on to win a BAFTA and a Classical BRIT. Based on Michael Cunningham’s 1999 Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, the film was directed by Stephen Daldry with a screenplay by David Hare and stars Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Nicole Kidman. “Was there ever a more perfect film for Glass’s lyrical manner?” asked Gramophone. “Such a feeling of fragile beauty is a rare achievement.”

    Journal Topics: Album Release