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Do Not Skip This // Richard Swift Profiled at Stumptown Coffee

What do you get when you mix Richard Swift [the best that ever was/is] and Stumptown Coffee [also deliciously amazing]? A whole lot of awesome, that’s what. Swift recently opened his new show, Mt. Mountains, at one of the Stumptown stores in Portland. To adequately prepare for such an event, the fine coffee folks stopped by his Cottage Grove studio for a peak and a chat. Their report? “…it’s tough to tell which side of mad he’s hollering from.” DARN TOOTIN’. We also learn that Swift is a man of many things, some perhaps, that you would never know until NOW.

>>>> PHOTOS / INTERVIEW / FUNBITS found at STUMPTOWN <<<<

ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS Reveal Cover Art, Annouce Release Date & Tour

ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS have revealed the cover art for the forthcoming full-length, The Crying Light. Following a natural progression from the Another World EP, the album art features a 1977 portrait of renowned Butoh dancer, Kazuo Ohno, taken by Naoya Ikegami in Tokyo. Ohno is shown reaching towards light, his striking visage and reclined posture echoing elements of cradle and the grave. Life, death, and transcendence are effectively invoked in one image. View the artwork HERE.

Antony says, “My new album “The Crying Light” is dedicated to the great dancer Kazuo Ohno. In performance I watched him cast a circle of light upon the stage, and step into that circle, and reveal the dreams and reveries of his heart. He seemed to dance in the eye of something mysterious and creative; with every gesture he embodied the child and the feminine divine. He’s kind of like my art parent.”

The Crying Light will be released on Secretly Canadian on January 20th followed by a series of US tour dates. The tour, which goes through the end of February, includes stops at the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville as well as the historic Vic Theatre in Chicago and the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Fans can receive updates on tour, news, and events by joining the mailing list at www.antonyandthejohnsons.com

Dates:
02/02: Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
02/03: Washington, DC @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
02/04: Columbus, OH @ Southern Theatre
02/07: Knoxville, TN @ Big Ears Festival
02/08: Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
02/12: Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
02/13: Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater
02/14: Minneapolis, MN @ Pantages Theatre
02/17: Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
02/19: New York, NY @ Town Hall
02/20: New York, NY @ Town Hall
02/22: Boston, MA @ Berklee Performance Center
02/24: San Francisco, CA @ Nob Hill Masonic Center
02/27: Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
02/28: Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre

AUDIO

Fixations by Gardens & Villa
Everybody by Gardens & Villa
Falling by Here We Go Magic
Not You by Steven A. Clark
Moony Eyed Walrus by Cayucas
Gazelles In Flight by Suuns
Blue Chicago Moon by Songs: Ohia
Faust by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness

VIDEOS

Falling by Here We Go Magic

Fixations by Gardens & Villa

Moony Eyed Walrus by Cayucas

COMING SOON

Gardens & Villa
Music For Dogs
CD / LP
Steven A. Clark
The Lonely Roller
CD / LP
Here We Go Magic
Be Small
CD / LP

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The War On Drugs
Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival

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