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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.

Announcing Antony and the Johnsons “Swanlights” Album and Book

Antony Hegarty’s upcoming visual art collection will soon be available  – renowned art book publisher Abrams will be releasing Swanlights on October 1st of this year.

Secretly Canadian will release the Swanlights album on vinyl, CD and digital formats on October 5th in the United States.

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The Swanlights book and album will allow readers to see the how Antony’s chosen media informs and complements one another. The Swanlights art book includes fragmentary images, drawings, paintings, photography, collage, writings and song lyrics.  Each gorgeously-produced hardbound book will also include the Secretly Canadian full-length cd release of Swanlights.

ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS ‘Cripple and the Starfish’ Metal ‘Positive’ Stamper for Auction on eBay

A piece of ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS recording history can be yours if you bid now. Antony’s former label, Durtro, is auctioning off the metalwork used to manufacture “Cripple and the Starfish,” a track that shared a 7″ single with Current 93′s “Immortal Bird.” The piece up for auction is the 12″ metal stamper, which plays the right way on a record player (as opposed to the positives, which are used to press the vinyl and play backward). This unique piece of Antony memorabilia is primarily for decorative purposes and would be a nice addition to any fan’s collection.

Check out the auction on eBay HERE.

ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS’ “Crazy in Love Video” Now Avalable On Pitchfork

Check out the video for ANTONY’S haunting cover of Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love,” now streaming on Pitchfork.tv HERE. Like what you hear? Antony’s version of “Crazy in Love” is out now on the Aeon EP and 7-inch, available for purchase HERE.

ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS Plot Summer Symphony Tour, Unveil New Song In Web Concert Video Clip

A portion of ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS’ recent performance Amsterdam’s La Carre Theatre has recently surface at the Web site Uitzending Gemist HERE. The clip features Antony performing a new song titled “Salt, Silver, Oxygen.”

Having recently wrapped a proper tour of Europe, ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS has embarked on their Summer Symphony Tour, with dates in Europe and UK and two band shows in Madrid on July 7th and Paris on July 9th. Antony’s appearance at the Manchester International Festival on July 3 and 4 will include staging designed in a collaboration with artists Paul Normandale, Chris Levine and Carl Robertshaw. And during his concert during Paris Couture Week, Antony will perform in a costume created in a collaboration with Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci.

View all of Antony’s Summer Symphony Tour HERE.

AUDIO

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
Red Eyes by The War On Drugs

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

Tig Notaro
Cincinnati, OH - Taft Theatre

Woman's Hour
Amsterdam, NL - Bitterzoet

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