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Antony Performs “Thank You For Your Love” on Letterman

Antony performed a re-worked version of “Thank You For Your Love” on Letterman last Friday. With new lyrics, the song has become the perfect counter-part to last year’s Another World, and is nothing short of astonishing.

In other news, Antony has taken over as guest editor of Guardian Online this week where you can find an interview with Marina Abramovic, a piece on the ‘two-spirit tradition’ and a boardroom meeting with Editor Tim Jonze. Later this week Antony will feature a phone interview with Bjork, live performances and a slew of other surprises.

Oh, and Swanlights is out this week!

Antony and the Johnsons to Perform at Lincoln Center on Saturday, October 30th

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Antony and the Johnsons will play their only North American live show of 2010 at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall on Saturday, October 30.

They will be performing with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, which will be conducted by Rob Moose. Chiaki Nagano’s film “Mr. O’s Book of the Dead” starring Kazuo Ohno, the final film of an Ohno-starring trilogy, will be featured during the performance.

The performance kicks off Lincoln Center’s first annual White Light Festival. The festival is “focused on music’s transcendent capacity to illuminate our larger interior universe. In this inaugural season, we explore the spiritual dimension of music as manifested in different cultural and musical traditions.”

This will be a really special opportunity to see Antony and the Johnsons not only perform with a chamber orchestra but also see a performance alongside one of Kazuo Ohno’s rare films.  There will also be a post-performance reception called the White Light Lounge for all ticketholders. Tickets will be available at the White Light website here.

Watch New Antony Video for “Thank You For Your Love”

We are so happy to share with you the beautiful and moving new video for Antony and the Johnson’s “Thank You For Your Love.” The video includes Super 8 footage that Antony shot when he first moved to New York in the early 90′s. It’s a step back in time to when we did not know Antony, where we can see where he was and contemplate where his art would go. Artistically it moves forward while simultaneously looking back.

More info on the Thank You for Your Love EP and the upcoming LP Swanlights after the jump.

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Antony and the Johnsons release “Swanlights” on October 12, includes duet with Björk

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We previously announced the release of Antony and the Johnsons’  album and 144-page hardcover book, Swanlights in May. Since then, the date has been changed to October 12th in North America and the 11th in Europe. To the devotees-we assure you its worth the week-long wait!

Björk joins Antony on the album with the duet “Flétta.” The two have already collaborated on “The Dull Flame of Desire” and “My Juvenile” from Björk’s 2007 album Volta.

Tracklist for Swanlights after the jump.

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Antony Hegarty Posts Short Essay on CocoRosie to Stereogum

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“I have concluded that the reception of CocoRosie in the US reflects the denial of a greater feminist issue, an ecological issue, a racial issue, a spiritual issue. If we cannot face that our collective brokenness in these areas is the rockbed of our crisis as a virulent species, then we will continue in our blindness to dismiss our American art revolutionaries who are out in the field, working through exactly these issues.” – Antony Hegarty

Yesterday a great post went up at Stereogum that included an essay by Antony about CocoRosie.  You can read the entire essay, as well as entries by Yoko Ono, Nico Muhly and Annie Clark.  A few of the comments created a productive discourse about CocoRosie’s art, and the entries are beautifully-written and thought provoking.

Check out CocoRosie’s album, Grey Oceans, at Sub Pop.

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