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Release Day: Antony and the Johnsons – Cut The World

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.

Watch the new video for Cut The World, starring Willem Dafoe.

Yeasayer Announce New Album “Fragrant World” via Under the Radar

Yeasayer announce their third album, Fragrant World, set to be released on August 21st. The news of the record came via Under The Radar’s June/July issue. Featuring Yeasayer on the cover, the magazine hosts a ten-page spread, going into great detail about the highly anticipated album.

‘We definitely try to capture the schizophrenia of what it’s like to be alive today,’ Yeasayer’s co-frontman/multi-instrumentalist Anand Wilder says in the article.” Find out more about the new album HERE. You can stream and download the first single, “Henrietta,” below.

Porcelain Raft’s Strange Weekend out TODAY!

The day has finally arrived! You can purchase Porcelain Raft’s Strange Weekend in stores and online today!!!! Mauro Remidi’s debut album under the moniker Porcelain Raft has received high remarks from newsmakers around the world. Read below to find out what people are saying, but more importantly, get out and get your copy now. Strange Weekend is also available via SC Distribution for $9.99 until Wednesday on both lp and cd formats. Buy it HERE. Did I mention Strange Weekend is available in white vinyl? Indeed it is! Head over to Soundcloud now to preview the single, “Unless You Speak From Your Heart.” Happy Tuesday!

See Porcelain Raft on tour with M83, Smith Westerns and Youth Lagoon in a town near you! Check out tour dates HERE.

“Assembled in a Brooklyn basement, Porcelain Raft’s debut Strange Weekend has this DIY aesthetic, but tolerates no defects in presentation. Italy native Mauro Remiddi’s solo project is built on meticulously constructed and delicately polished dream-pop soundscapes, delivered with urgency and momentum. “ A.V. Club

“The album is lush and opaque, brimming with gorgeous melodies that will keep you company for the rest of the day.” Pretty Much Amazing

Jens Lekman Announces New EP & Tour

A new Jens Lekman EP is on the horizon. It’s titled An Argument With Myself EP, is comprised of five songs, and will be released in the US and Europe on September 20th (September 19th in the UK).

Jens granted an exclusive interview about the EP to none other than the Walla Walla Washington Union Bulletin. The Discussion covers many topics including recent travels, the new music, and “making a feather out of a bird.” Jens calls the EP “a little taste of what’s not to come.” For further illumination on that sentiment and others, click through for the full text as well as tracklist and US tour dates.

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

thecreeksmall “The Creek,” one of the pieces included in the Swanlights hardcover art book

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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AUDIO

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
Silver Timothy by Damien Jurado
Katie by Luke Temple
Think Of The Ocean by Porcelain Raft

VIDEOS

Happy by Tomas Barfod

Red Eyes by The War On Drugs

COMING SOON

Tomas Barfod
Love Me
CD / LP
Woman's Hour
Conversations
CD / LP

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Gardens & Villa
Washington, DC - 9:30 Club  w/ Tycho

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