Hey NYC, what are you doing tomorrow evening? Head out to Sikkema Jenkins gallery for the opening of “The Cut,” a solo exhibition of Antony’s visual art (piece pictured above with more viewable here). The show is inspired by a poem of the same name and will be available for viewing until July 12, 2013. Sikkema Jenkins is located at 530 W. 22nd Street in Manhattan. See you there.
Antony has paired with filmmaker Charles Atlas (The Legend of Leigh Bowery) on a new music documentary, TURNING. The US premiere takes place on November 11 as part of DOC NYC at New York City’s SVA Theatre. Following the premiere, TURNING will show at IFC Cinema starting November 16 through the 22, with a UK screening planned for November 25 – December 4. You can see all the dates at the end of the post.
TURNING features Antony and the Johnsons in a live concert performance centered around the celebration of 13 women and their stories. In addition to the live footage, the documentary includes intimate interviews with the women who took part in this extraordinary performance. Coupled with Antony’s emotional songs, these stories take the audience on a journey of struggle and hope. Watch the trailer above!
11/11/12: New York, NY – TURNING US Premiere – SVA Theatre
11/16-22/12: New York, NY – TURNING Public Screenings – IFC Center
11/25/12: Glasgow, UK – TURNING Public Screening – Glasgow Film Theare
11/26/12: Edinburgh, UK – TURNING Public Screening – Filmhouse
11/27/12: London, UK – TURNING Public Screening – Curzon Soho
11/29/12: Brighton, UK – TURNING Public Screening – Duke of Yorks
12/01/12: Leeds, UK – TURNING Public Screening – Hyde Park Picturehouse
12/03/12: Sheffield, UK – TURNING Public Screening – Showroom
12/04/12: Liverpool, UK – TURNING Public Screening – FACT
Antony and the Johnsons’ new record is out today! Cut The World features live performances of songs from previously released albums: Swanlights, The Crying Light, I Am a Bird Now, and S/T. The songs were recorded live with The Danish National Chamber Orchestra in Copenhagen and feature arrangements by Nico Muhly, Rob Moose, Maxim Moston and Antony. The title track is a previously unreleased song and is from The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic. Head to SC Distribution to check out the full catalog bundles. You can also order from iTunes.
Today, Paste Magazine premiered Gardens & Villa’s new cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Gypsy” and it is fantastic. Slowed down and infused with the sounds we’ve come to know G&V for, “Gypsy” deserves a good listen or five. Throw this one on at your next summer BBQ or late night hang and you’re bound to be the coolest cat at the party. The original track appeared on 1983′s Mirage, while the cover is for the compilation Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac, set for release in August. Antony, The Kills, Lykke Li, MGMT, Washed Out and Best Coast are just a handful of other artists who are on the covers album. Find out more HERE.
“When we were approached to record a version of ‘Gypsy’ for the compilation we were all for it, as most of the guys in the band have an intimate connection with the music of Fleetwood Mac. It’s sensitive and timeless. It was a beautiful experience. We’re really thankful for this opportunity.” – Adam Rasmussen
Hold the phone. CocoRosie just released their new, Dave Sitek produced (TV On The Radio) We Are On Fire 7-inch. Best part? The B-side, “Tearz For Animals”, features Antony singing alongside Bianca. You can purchase the single at Touch and Go, but first, give it a listen below!
Antony and The Johnsons are currently on tour; see dates HERE. The new album, Cut The World, is out August 7.