WATCH // Exclusive “Twilight” Clip From Antony and the Johnsons & Charles Atlas’ ‘Turning’ Documentary Via Dangerous Minds, Out Nov. 10/11 Via Secretly Canadian/Rough Trade

Described by Antony as “some of the most significant work of my career,” TURNING is a concert film documentary captured during Antony and the Johnsons and Charles Atlas‘ critically acclaimed tour of Europe during the fall of 2006. TURNING saw its theatrical release from fall 2011-summer 2012, premiering at festivals throughout the world. Preview the work above as Antony and Charles present the “Twilight” clip, premiered this morning via Dangerous Minds. Check it out below and read their exclusive interview with the pair here.

Secretly Canadian and Rough Trade will now co-release a deluxe edition of TURNING, including a DVD of the documentary and CD of the complete audio recording of the TURNING concert, live at The Barbican in London in November 2006. The concert contains songs from the first three Antony and the Johnsons‘ full length albums – Antony and the Johnsons, I Am A Bird Now, and The Crying Light

TURNING will be available on DVD+CD and digitally on November 11 in North American via Secretly Canadian and November 10th in the UK and Europe via Rough Trade. Pre-order now via Secretly Canadian/Rough Trade, iTunes, Amazon, and your local record store.

DVD + DOCUMENTARY ANNOUNCE // Antony and the Johnsons And Charles Atlas Announce ‘TURNING’ Documentary And Concert, Out Nov. 10/11 Via Secretly Canadian/Rough Trade


Today, we are proud to announce the release of TURNING, a concert film documentary captured during the critically acclaimed tour of Europe by Antony and the Johnsons and Charles Atlas during the fall of 2006. TURNING is a synthesis of Antony’s songs and Atlas’s video portraiture of the 13 woman who performed on stage in a series of performances. Watch the trailer and listen to track ‘Daylight And The Sun‘ (Available as instant download with iTunes pre-orders) above.

From Antony-

“I would describe TURNING as some of the most significant work of my career. Charles Atlas and I spent seven years producing the film and another year and a half showing the film at select festivals. In the last three years especially, the recognition of transgendered people and the resurgence of feminist consciousness has exploded in popular culture around the world. We planted some seeds for this zeitgeist in 2006, when I travelled with thirteen courageous women across Europe and presented the concert TURNING, exploring the intersection between images of contemporary trans-femininity and visions of pioneering future feminist artists such as Kembra Pfahler and Johanna Constantine. We shared this circle of modern femininity with the world, bringing it from the late night stages of NYC to some of the most highly regarded theaters in Europe.”

TURNING saw its theatrical release from fall 2011 – summer 2012, premiering at festivals in London, Melbourne, New York City, and Copenhagen. The release of the deluxe edition of the TURNING DVD will coincide with select TV screenings around the world and will include a CD of the entire concert. The CD will contain live renditions of songs from the first three Antony and the Johnsons‘ full length albums – Antony and the Johnsons, I Am A Bird Now, and The Crying Light as performed by an ensemble of musicians including Maxim Moston, Rob Moose, Julia Kent, Parker Kindred, Jeff Langston and Thomas Bartlett. Additionally, it will also feature two rare Antony and the Johnsons studio recordings from that period.

TURNING will be available on DVD+CD and digitally on November 11 in North American via Secretly Canadian and November 10th in the UK and Europe via Rough Trade. Pre-order now via Secretly Canadian/Rough Trade, iTunes, Amazon, and your local record store.

LISTEN // Woman’s Hour Share “In Stillness We Remain (Jack Savidge Remix)” Via Dummy, Tour Dates In October


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Following the release of new single ‘In Stillness We Remain‘, Woman’s Hour have paired up with Dummy to share a brand new “Moroder-fied” remix of the single from Friendly Fires’ Jack Savidge. The band is fresh off of a successful UK tour, which included a sold-out headlining performance at London’s Village Underground. If you missed them on the first go-around, they’ll be on the road again starting in mid-October. Full dates with ticket links are below.

Pick up Woman’s Hour debut album Conversations via iTunes, Amazon, SC Distribution / deluxe bundle, and your local record store.

WOMAN’S HOUR TOUR DATES:
[tickets: secretlycanadian.com/tour]
October 14th The Exchange, Bristol, UK
October 15th Stealth, Nottingham, UK
October 16th King Tut’s, Glasgow, UK
October 17th East Village Loft, Liverpool, UK
October 21st Molotov Exil, Hamburg, Germany
October 22nd Berghain Kantine, Berlin, Germany
October 24th Bitterzoet, Amsterdam, Netherlands
October 25th Botanique Witloofbar, Brussels, Belgium
October 28th Vanguard, Oslo, Norway
October 29th Lilla Hotellbaren, Stockholm, Sweden
October 30th Ideal Bar, Copenhagen, Denmark
November 11th Festival Les Inrocks, Paris, France [w / Lykke Li]

ALBUM RELEASE // Electric Youth ‘Innerworld’ Out Now Worldwide, Watch “Runaway” Video Via VICE/Noisey, Dir. By Noel Paul




Toronto duo Electric Youth‘s SC debut album Innerworld is out now worldwide via Secretly Canadian and Last Gang Records. In celebration of the album release, VICE/Noisey has premiered the gorgeous new video for album track “Runaway”. Directed by Noel Paul and filmed on location in Beirut, Lebanon, the video focuses on a young couple navigating the challenges of life on the outskirts of the city. Watch the video above or on YouTube / Vevo.

Pick up the new album now via SC Distribution, iTunes, Amazon, and your local record store.

Critics praise Innerworld:

“New artist you need to know”

ROLLING STONE

“Soaring”

NPR

“glowing, bittersweet symphony of synth”

THE LINE OF BEST FIT

“Shot through with warm hooks, It’s a worthy retooling of old synth styles”

NME – 8/10

“their breakthrough album at the very least, and may very well be the album of the winter, a season that fits it well”

EXCLAIM – 9/10

Also up today, read Austin’s Top 10 film picks for Criterion.com. Electric Youth begin their first North American healdinging tour this November in Los Angeles at The Roxy on the 3rd. Read more to see all dates and ticket links.

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WATCH // JJ Premieres “Dynasti” Video Dir. By Olivia Kastebring + Fabian Sigurd Via Complex, Tours Europe in December

Having already released several stunning videos for their latest album, V, Swedish duo JJ debut yet another visual display for “Dynasti”. directed & produced by Olivia Kastebring and Fabian Sigurd, the video immerses the viewer in a journey of fire and tribal dances. Watch the new video above or at Complex / on YouTube/Vevo.

Grab the new album via SC Distribution, iTunes, Amazon, or your local record store.

JJ EUROPEAN LIVE DATES:
[all dates + tix links: secretlycanadian.com/tour]

Sat. Dec. 3 – Brighton, UK @ Unitarian Church
Sun. Dec. 4 – Bristol, UK @ Start The Bus
Mon. Dec. 5 – Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
Tue. Dec. 6 – Dublin, IE @ Opium Rooms
Wed. Dec. 7 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
Fri. Dec. 9 – London, UK @ Oslo
Sun. Dec. 11 – Strasbourg, FR @ La Laiterie
Mon. Dec. 12 – Fontenay Sous Bois, FR @ Festival Les Aventuriers
Thu. Dec. 15 – Paris, FR @ La Badaboum

AUDIO

Blue Chicago Moon by Songs: Ohia
Faust by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
All White Everything by JJ
Wedding Day by Anand Wilder & Maxwell Kardon
Her Ghost by Woman's Hour
Aerosol Can (feat. Pharrell Williams) by Major Lazer
Pulsing (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod

VIDEOS

Runaway by Electric Youth

Dynasti by JJ

Sunspot by Suuns

COMING SOON

Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain (Deluxe Edition)
2XCD / 2XLP

SHOWS TODAY

JJ
Lisbon, PT - Mexefest

Suuns
Tiblisi, GE - Madfest

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