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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.

ANTONY’S Open Letter on Climate Change

ANTONY has written an open letter on the importance of the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit, currently underway in Denmark, and is urging others to take a stand. The Advocate picked up his letter and posted it on the front page of their site. Read Antony’s open letter on climate change HERE.

ANTONY Records Italian Aria, Performs at Abbey Road

ANTONY has been busy lately, recording an aria in Italian and filming performances at the famed Abbey Road Studios. You can hear Antony’s recording of Puccini’s “Nessun Dorma” with the Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra for Lavazza HERE. Videos of Antony and the Johnsons’ performances of “Epilepsy is Dancing” and “Her Eyes Are Underneath the Ground” at Abbey Road are included below, and those of you in the UK can watch these on the Live From Abbey Road television program.

ANTONY’S Aeon EP and 7-inch Released Today, In-Depth Profile Running On Pitchfork

Today marks the official release of ANTONY & THE JOHNSONS’ Aeon EP and 7-inch, which features a chilling cover of Beyonce’s “Crazy In Love,” that has been dropping the jaws of audiences for some time now. The album is available in physical form at your local independent record stores and through mail order HERE.

To coincide with with the release, a well-crafted, in-depth profile by writer Grayson Currin appeared on Pitchfork today. In the piece, Currin offers a fine career retrospective and an interview with Antony that covers everything from the band MGMT to a collaboration with Andrew W. K. Make up some hot tea, and read the piece HERE.

ANTONY Preps Aeon/Crazy in Love 7-inch for Aug. 4 release, First 200 Pre-orders Will Receive Antony-curated Zoetrope: All Story

Antony and the Johnsons will release the “Aeon”/”Crazy in Love” 7″ single on August 4th. “Aeon” is one of the highlights of the critical and commercial smash album “The Crying Light” which debuted at #1 on the European chart. The band gave “Aeon” its television debut earlier this year on The Late Show with David Letterman. And Antony and the Johnsons’ earnest and impassioned cover of Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love”, a long time live favorite, is being released officially for the first time.

The first 200 pre-orders the 7” of “Aeon” will receive a copy of the recent issue of Zoetrope: All Story, which features the full art direction of Antony. Zoetrope is Francis Ford Coppola’s quarterly magazine devoted to the best new short-fiction and one-act plays.

The band is currently on a European leg of their world tour. The summer shows see them playing with some of the most esteemed symphonies in Europe in prestigious venues including La Carre in Amsterdam, Manchester Opera House, and the Grand Theatre Romain de Fouviere in Lyon. See a full-list of tour dates HERE.

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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

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You Are Dead To Me by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness

Runaway by Electric Youth

Dynasti by JJ

Sunspot by Suuns

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