|DAMIEN RICE RETURNS WITH NEW ALBUM PRODUCED BY RICK RUBIN AND DAMIEN RICE
The long awaited new album from Damien Rice, My Favourite Faded Fantasy, will be released globally this fall — November 11 in the U.S. on Vector Recordings/Warner Bros. Records. The new record is Rice’s first collection of material in eight years and was produced by Rick Rubin and Rice. My Favourite Faded Fantasy will be available for pre-order on Monday, September 8 at: www.damienrice.com.
|JULIAN CASABLANCAS+THE VOIDZ PREMIERE VIDEO FOR “WHERE NO EAGLES FLY”
Julian Casablancas+The Voidz are premiering the video for “Where No Eagles Fly,” from their forthcoming debut album, Tyranny, on Pitchfork. Directed by guitarist Jeramy Gritter, watch the video here and buy the track for $.59 here from Cult Records. Tyranny is out on Cult Records September 23 in the U.S./Canada, September 26 in Australia, October 13 in the U.K. and October 14 internationally.
|KAREN O’S CRUSH SONGS OUT NOW
Crush Songs, the first solo album from Karen O, is out now on Cult Records. Buy the album on CD, LP, download and cassette—also available via indie retail stores September 27 as part of Cassette Store Day—here. CD and LP versions feature O’s personal artwork and handwritten lyrics for each track. O begins a series of shows in support of the album with three nights, starting tonight, in New York at the McKittrick Hotel’s Manderley Bar followed by a show in the round at Le Poisson Rouge this Friday, September 12.
|THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART ANNOUNCES RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION OF COMPOSER, MUSICIAN, AND ARTIST BJÖRK
NEW YORK, June 18, 2014—The Museum of Modern Art announces that it will present a full- scale retrospective dedicated to the multifaceted work of the composer, musician, and artist Björk in 2015. Organized by Klaus Biesenbach, Chief Curator at Large at MoMA and Director of MoMA PS1, the exhibition Björk draws from more than 20 years of the artist’s daring and adventurous projects and her seven full-length albums—from Debut (1993) to Biophilia (2011)—to chronicle her career through sound, film, visuals, instruments, objects, costumes, and performance. The installation will present a narrative, both biographical and imaginatively fictitious, cowritten by Björk and the acclaimed Icelandic writer Sjón Sigurdsson. Björk's collaborations with video directors, photographers, fashion designers, and artists will be featured, and the exhibition culminates with a newly commissioned, immersive music and film experience conceived and realized with director Andrew Huang and 3-D design leader Autodesk. Björk will be on view from March 7 through June 7, 2015; MoMA is the sole venue.
/ BJÖRK: BIOPHILIA LIVE OPENS WORLDWIDE
|THE BLACK KEYS CONFIRM NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES IN SUPPORT OF NEW ALBUM, TURN BLUE, WHICH DEBUTED AT #1 ON BILLBOARD 200
The Black Keys will embark on an extensive North American tour this fall, including dates at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, L.A.’s The Forum and Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Special guests during the tour include Cage The Elephant, Jake Bugg and St. Vincent. Promoted exclusively by Live Nation, the tour begins September 5 at Columbus, Ohio’s Schottenstein Center and runs through December, with dates at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre, Brooklyn’s Barclays Center and Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, among others. (The Barclays Center dates are part of a celebration of their worldwide label’s 50th anniversary at Brooklyn Academy of Music: Nonesuch Records at BAM: Celebrating a Label without Labels.)
|THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS’ BRILL BRUISERS BAND’S HIGHEST CHARTING ALBUM TO DATE
The New Pornographers’ new album, Brill Bruisers, which is the highest charting album in the band’s career, is out now on Matador Records (available for purchase here). Released to widespread acclaim, Rolling Stone praises, “…exuberant, synthpop-infused set…” while NPR Music asserts, “With its wrecking crew of songwriters and singers, The New Pornographers’ long-running marriage of craft and immediacy puts this group of musicians right in line with Brill’s expert hit-makers,” and Billboard proclaims, “…the album features the group’s most beautiful, whimsical harmonies yet.” Additionally, Pitchfork selected the title track as a “Best New Track.” Moreover, the official music video for the track “War On The East Coast” recently premiered at Rolling Stone and can now be viewed/embedded here.
|STURGILL SIMPSON PERFORMS “LIVING THE DREAM” ON “CONAN”
Sturgill Simpson recently performed “Living The Dream” on “Conan.” The performance celebrates Simpson’s sophomore album, Metamodern Sounds In Country Music, which continues to receive overwhelming acclaim (iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp). In celebration of the release, Simpson and his band—bassist Kevin Black, guitarist Laur Joamets and drummer Miles Miller—will continue their extensive worldwide tour this fall, including club dates throughout the Southeast, Southwest, Pacific Northwest and Midwest. The tour also includes shows supporting Zac Brown Band, Jason Isbell and Drive By Truckers.
|TALKING HEADS’ STOP MAKING SENSE OUT NOW FOR THE FIRST TIME DIGITALLY ON PALM PICTURES, CELEBRATING 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FILM’S RELEASE
Talking Heads’ acclaimed concert film Stop Making Sense is out now for the first time digitally on Palm Pictures, available via iTunes here. Directed by Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia) and produced by Gary Goetzman (The Silence of the Lambs, Where the Wild Things Are), Stop Making Sense was originally released in 1984 and has continued to receive critical acclaim: The New York Times raves “Mr. Demme has captured both the look and the spirit of this live performance with a daring and precision that match the group’s own” while the Los Angeles Times proclaims “[David] Byrne, drummer Chris Frantz, bassist Tina Weymouth and keyboardist Jerry Harrison seemed to be simply bursting with inspired elements to pack into Stop Making Sense” and the AV Club declares “There never has been, and in all likelihood never will be, a more glorious intersection of live music and cinema than Stop Making Sense.” A special limited theatrical engagement of the film is ongoing, including screenings in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Watch a montage from the film here.
|RECOGNIZED ART DEALER AND ADVISOR SUSAN SHERRICK TO OPEN HER FIRST GALLERY IN NASHVILLE
Nashville, August 18—Buoyed by the overwhelming success and interest generated around her collaborative pop-up shows this past year, Susan Sherrick, one of art world’s fastest rising, young talents, will open Sherrick and Paul—her first permanent gallery—this fall in Nashville’s vibrant and creatively diverse Wedgewood Houston neighborhood.