Entries tagged with: Nonesuch

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Bright Sunny South

I just got excited when I read today's announcement that:

Nonesuch Records releases Sam Amidon's label debut Bright Sunny South on May 14.

Produced by Amidon with his childhood friend and longtime collaborator Thomas Bartlett (a.k.a. Doveman) and legendary English engineer Jerry Boys (Buena Vista Social Club, Vashti Bunyan, R.E.M.) and recorded in London, the record features a band made up of Bartlett and multi-instrumentalists Shahzad Ismaily and Chris Vatalaro. Jazz trumpeter Kenny Wheeler also makes a cameo. Amidon himself not only sings but also plays banjo, fiddle, acoustic guitar, and piano on the album.

To celebrate the release, Amidon will performon May 16 at New York City's Le Poisson Rouge with Bartlett, Ismaily, Vatalaro and special guests (to be announced). This is Amidon's first full-scale band performance in New York City since the release of his previous album I See The Sign in 2010, although he has recently performed in New York as part of Doveman's Burgundy Stain sessions, in duo with Bill Frisell, and in collaboration with Nico Muhly, Beth Orton, and others.

Amidon describes Bright Sunny South as a "a lonesome record" and a return to the more spare sound of his 2007 self-recorded debut, But This Chicken Proved Falsehearted: "There was an atmospheric quality to my last two records; those albums are like a garden of sounds," says Amidon, "but this one is more of a journey, a winding path. The band comes rushing in and then they disappear. It comes from more of a darker, internal space."

A longtime admirer of Boys' work, Amidon was particularly enamored of his recordings with Martin Carthy in the 1970s, as well as the Ali Farka Touré/Toumani Diabaté duet albums on World Circuit/Nonesuch: "Those are so beautiful. I listened to all of that. I loved the sense of documentation, the unadorned quality. Everything sounded so clear."

Tickets are still available for the May 16th show which you could also say is yet another Doveman-related gig that we missed in our Doveman roundup yesterday.

Sam's only other announced gig is part of Wilco's Solid Sound Festival this summer.

Liten to a track from Sam's new album, along with the full tracklist below...

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Swans at Bowery Ballroom in October (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Swans

As mentioned, Swans, who managed to play Bowery Ballroom on October 28, one of the few shows that actually happened that day in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, ended up having to postpone their Music Hall of Williamsburg show which would have happened a day later (10/29). They've just announced that the makeup date for that show will happen on February 7 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (12/7) at noon and all tickets purchased for the 10/29 date will also be honored. Otherwise refunds are available at the point of purchase.

Devendra Banhart was scheduled to play the original date (and he also played the Bowery Ballroom show that happened the day before), but he doesn't appear to be on the bill for the new one. He did, however, just announce that he'll release the followup to 2009's What Will We Be at some point (release date TBA) on his new label home, Nonesuch. The album's called Mala and it was produced by Devendra himself and his bandmate Noah Georgeson.

A live video of "Apostate" from The Seer live DVD and a list of all Swans dates are below.

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Dan

"For over 40 years, Dr. John has taken the exuberant and raucous sound of New Orleans under his wing, preserving its lore and channeling it through his own style of rhythm and blues. This spring, the good doctor comes to BAM with an extraordinary entourage of musical guests for an artistic residency, offering three distinct perspectives on his formidable career.

In "Locked Down," Dr. John is joined by The Black Keys guitarist and singer Dan Auerbach to premiere hard-hitting tracks from their widely anticipated [released] album (out April 3). Don't miss this one-time chance to hear Dr. John and Auerbach perform their critically-lauded project live." [BAM]

As previously mentioned (and HERE), "Locked Down", also the name of the album that you can stream now in full at Spotify, begins at the Brooklyn Academey of Music TONIGHT, April 5th, and runs through April 7th. Tickets are still available.

John and Dan stopped by Fallon to play a song off the album. If you missed it, watch below...

Continue reading "Dr. John & Dan Auerbach released an album, played Fallon (video), start 3-night BAM run tonight"

The Black Keys @ Coachella 2011 (more by David Andrako)
The Black Keys

This is what the label says:

The Black Keys' new album El Camino will be released December 5 on Nonesuch Records. Produced by Danger Mouse and The Black Keys, the 11-track album was recorded at singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach's Easy Eye Sound studio in the band's new hometown of Nashville during the spring of 2011.

In advance of the release, the album's first single, 'Lonely Boy', will be released on October 26. The complete track list is below; further details will be announced shortly. Pre-orders of El Camino begin today at www.theblackkeys.com and www.nonesuch.com.
The band only have European dates scheduled at the moment (listed below), but are in NYC for a private T-Mobile sponsored show TONIGHT (10/12). It's nearly impossible to get in (invite only, small space), but the show will be streaming online at 11pm on T-Mobile's Facebook.

All Euro tour dates, the album's tracklist, and a video ad for the album starring Bob Odenkirk (aka Saul Goodman), below...

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Emmylou Harris

"Hard Bargain, the new album from musical icon Emmylou Harris, will be released April 26 on Nonesuch Records.... Hard Bargain, which comprises 11 new songs by Harris as well as two covers, was produced by Jay Joyce (Cage the Elephant, Patty Griffin). A deluxe edition of the album, which includes a DVD featuring six performances interspersed with interviews, will also be available. In addition, Hard Bargain is now available for pre-order at nonesuch.com with an exclusive manuscript lyric sheet of the album's opening track, "The Road," a number of which will be autographed by Harris.

In celebration of the release, Harris will embark on a series of performances including a showcase at the 2011 SXSW Music and Media Conference as well as special intimate shows in New York and Los Angeles. Additionally, on April 27, Harris will perform on the Late Show with David Letterman."

Emmylou Harris's NYC show happens at Bowery Ballroom on April 26th, the date of the Hard Bargain release. Tickets go on AMEX presale Wednesday (3/9) at noon, and regular sale on Friday.

Hard Bargain contains 11 new songs and two covers. The covers are of songs by Ron Sexsmith and producer Jay Joyce. Full track list below.

Ron Sexsmith will hit Highline Ballroom on March 28th as part of a tour that kicks off in North America at the end of March and then hops the pond at the tail end of April for dates in Europe. The shows are in celebration of his new LP Long Player Late Bloomer which is out now and with a bonus DVD via his site.

Some of Ron's tour, including the Highline show, is with Caitlin Rose who is also heading to SXSW soon, and is touring with Johnny Flynn in May. That brings her back to NYC to play Bowery Ballroom on May 28th.

All tour dates for all of them, Emmylou's LP track list, and some videos, below....

Continue reading "Emmylou Harris announces select live shows & a new LP, Ron Sexsmith is touring w/ Caitlin Rose & releasing stuff too"

Bjork

Voltaic, a very special CD/LP/DVD project from Björk, is set to be released in the US by Nonesuch Records on June 23, 2009. Available in five different physical configurations, it is a lovingly packaged celebration of the past two years of Björk's Volta activities--her critically praised sixth studio album, which came out in 2007, and the subsequent two-year world tour.
No new songs - "live", but "in a studio" (and remixes of course)... "five different physical configurations" (all very Bjork). More details (which I'm still trying to get my head around) below.

Bjork's only upcoming show is the Housing Works Bookstore benefit with the Dirty Projectors on Friday, May 8th. Openers include Ólöf Arnalds and Kurt Weisman.

The video and making-of for Bjork's "Declare Independence" are on the new Michel Gondry DVD collection out now.

Voltaic details (all configurations included) below...

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Dan Auerbach

Nonesuch Records is pleased to announce that singer/songwriter/guitarist Dan Auerbach, best known as half of The Black Keys, will release his solo debut, Keep It Hid, on February 10, 2009. Dan will begin a national tour with performances in [many cities], with opening acts Those Darlins and Hacienda, the latter also lending support as Auerbach's backing band.
Dan is playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on March 2nd and then Bowery Ballroom the next day. Tickets are on sale for both shows.

In the meantime, Dan will continue playing shows with his partner in the Black Keys. That includes two shows at Terminal 5 with Lucero and Heartless Bastards, and one in NJ with Doug Gillard.

All dan dates below...

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My Little Pony

Was it indie karma that got Kurt Cobain of Nirvana's friend, the rock star of indie-labels, Slim Moon killed like a horse about to become glue - shot down from his A&R position at Nonesuch last week by those sharp shooters at the Warner Music Group where he was working for less than a year after leaving Kill Rock Stars - the label he created - the label that houses bands like They Kill Horses Don't They and The Mary Timony Band - both who recently came out with new albums? Probably not, because Billboard is now reporting that Slim just moved over to Rykodisk, also owned by WMG.

Mary Timony just made a video for the song you can download above. You can stream They Shoot Horses Don't They's new album Pick Up Sticks. They're also playing Cake Shop and Silent Barn in August, and touring all over the place.....

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