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Antony Curates Meltdown Festival, Talks To Pitchfork

Each year Southbank Centre’s Meltdown Festival is currated by one mercurial artist. This August, that artist will be our very own Antony, lead singer of Antony and the Johnsons.

Antony’s lineup will feature artists he’s collaborated with before, like Charles Atlas and CocoRosie, but will also include artists he’s actively championed and admired through the years, like the Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser and the revolutionary Turkish singer Selda. Check out the full lineup below and this great interview with Antony over at PITCHFORK.

Antony’s Meltdown Lineup:

Elizabeth Fraser
Laurie Anderson
William Basinki: “Disintegration Loops”
Marina Abramovic
CocoRosie
Hal Willner: “Freedom Riders”
Charles Atlas / Antony and the Johnsons: “Turning”
Planningtorock + Light Asylum
Joey Arias
Buffy Sainte-Marie
The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black + Tenderloin
Kembra Pfahler + Claywoman
Diamanda

Nite Jewel on the Making of One Second of Love, Out Now!

Yours Truly sat down with Ramona Gonzalez, the powerhouse behind Nite Jewel, to talk about her new album, One Second of Love, released earlier this week! It’s a behind-the-scenes look at the the album’s composition, from the chord structures and lyrical birth to the awesome mic engineer. Ramona digs into “She’s Always Watching You,” sharing detail on the relationships and interactions that drove the song and the album as a whole. Watch it HERE or click on the photo above. She also recently gave an incredibly insightful interview to Vulture. You’ll definitely want to it read it. As always, Ramona tells it like it is.

With the new album out, Ramona’s in full motion. She’ll hit the road this next week, heading down to Austin’s SXSW for performances at the Secretly Canadian Showcase, Fader Fort, Urban Outfitters Party and more. After SXSW, you can see her live with Chairlift. Full tour schedule HERE.

Porcelain Raft Unveils New Video for “Something In Between”

Porcelain Raft unveils the new video for “Something In Between,” the B-side to the “Unless You Speak From Your Heart” 7-inch, out next Tuesday, February 21st. With its “surprising swagger,” Pitchfork just named “Unless You Speak From Your Heart” Best New Track. You can pre-order HERE.

The video follows suit with a series Mauro Remiddi is creating for his recently released album, Strange Weekend. He says, “A few months ago I filmed the billboard you see at the beginning of the video. I forgot about those images I took until a week ago, while driving back after filming the video for ‘Unless You Speak From You Heart’, we saw the same exact billboard collapsed on the BQE, very close to where I live. That structure consisted of two different billboards that don’t face each other but are connected somehow. ‘Something In Between’ feels like the right title for that.”

Porcelain Raft is on tour NOW in Europe with M83. He’ll be back in the States later this spring with Youth Lagoon. See all dates HERE.

Nite Jewel to Tour with Chairlift, New Album out in March

 

Recently signed artist, Nite Jewel, heads out on tour with Chairlift later this spring! After a stint at this year’s upcoming SXSW, Ramona Gonzalez, the one-woman force behind NJ, will meet up with the Brooklyn group to play their first show in Boston. To see a complete list of tour dates, click HERE.

Nite Jewel releases her debut album for Secretly Canadian on March 6th! You can purchase the title track, “One Second of Love,” from iTunes now. Pitchfork named it Best New Track, saying, “Gonzalez’ voice booms over the snappy synth grooves, and a mid-tempo drum beat provides a cool, danceable sway.”

Watch The War On Drugs on Pitchfork.tv


Pitchfork.tv caught The War On Drugs in New York earlier this year. Check out an absolutely transcending live performance of “Come to the City” off of this year’s Slave Ambient along with a great interview with the band, and intro from front man Adam Granduciel. The War On Drugs are on the home stretch of their current North American tour that’ll finish up with two shows: Dec. 12 in New York opening for The National at Beacon Theatre and a hometown show with fellow Phiadelphians Sun Airway at Union Transfer on Dec. 17. After the holidays you’ll be able to catch The War On Drugs in Europe in February and on tour with Sharon Van Etten starting in March. Check out the full tour dates HERE. Spin.com has a great retrospective of The War On Drugs’ touring exploits this year with photos taken by WOD bassist Dave Hartley who captures some brilliant moments.

AUDIO

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
Silver Timothy by Damien Jurado

VIDEOS

Busy Baby (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod

Innocence by Electric Youth

Conversations by Woman's Hour

COMING SOON

JJ
V
CD / LP
Electric Youth
Innerworld
CD / LP

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Cayucas
Denver, CO - Underground Music Showcase

Cayucas
Santa Monica, CA - Twilight Concerts @ Santa Monica Pier  w/ PAPA

Damien Jurado
Seattle, WA - Timber! Music Festival

Zero Boys
Oslo, NO - Blitz

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