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Antony Announces New Album Hopelessness, Co-Produced With Oneohtrix Point Never & Hudson Mohawke

Recording under the Antony & The Johnsons name, Antony Hegarty has always come off as a magnificent torch-song balladeer type. But Hegarty has also done some amazing work singing over electronic tracks, as on Hercules & Love Affair’s “Blind” or her duets with Björk. And on the forthcoming album Hopelessness, we’ll hear what happens whe… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 23, 2015 - 9:10 am

Antony & The Johnsons & Charles Atlas’ “You Are My Sister” Will Play Nightly In Times Square Throughout December

If you find yourself stumbling drunk out of the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company and staring at the digitized image of Antony Hegarty, don’t worry; you are probably not hallucinating. Antony & The Johnsons recently collaborated with the visual artist Charles Atlas on the new concert film TURNING. And throughout the month of December, Antony… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 11, 2014 - 11:15 am

Members Of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Parquet Courts, Dismemberment Plan, & More To Join Forces For Brooklyn Rock Lottery 5

I first learned about the music scene roulette known as the Rock Lottery when some industrious creative types in Columbus started throwing their own annual holiday spinoff, the Rock Potluck, about a decade ago. But Rock Lottery, which returns to Brooklyn for the fifth time this December with a star-studded lineup, actually had its root… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 4, 2014 - 4:41 pm

Watch Antony & The Johnsons Perform “Twilight” From New Concert Film TURNING

TURNING is a new Antony & The Johnsons concert film directed by Antony Hegarty and Charles Atlas. Shot during a fall 2006 European tour, it’s finally seeing release next month. The band performed in front of Atlas’ live video portraits of 13 women on human-sized turntables, an update on Andy Warhol’s “13 Most Beautiful Girls”… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 27, 2014 - 5:36 pm

Stream The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Soundtrack

As we noted earlier, the Hunger Games film series has taken over for Twilight not only as the default literary/cinematic obsession for brooding teeny-boppers but as the pipeline for connecting those fans with something resembling alternative music. Whereas the vampires stared longingly to the sounds of Thom Yorke and Bon Iver, the soundtrack for TheMore »

By: Chris DeVille / November 12, 2013 - 6:14 pm

Backtrack: Various Artists The Golden Apples Of The Sun

Looking back, it’s actually difficult to capture just how weird and momentous the freak folk movement of the first half of the 2000s felt. It wasn’t cobbled together so much as it was a united front of weirdos that were obsessed with their own skewed vision of the past — AM radio gold sat comfortably… More »

By: Sam Hockley-Smith / September 25, 2013 - 4:28 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

In this space, I usually try to write something about whatever connecting threats might run through the five videos I pick for the week. That’s not happening this week. I absolutely cannot think of a single thing that these five videos have in common with one another, other than me enjoying all of them. So:… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 10, 2012 - 3:06 pm

Antony And The Johnsons – “Cut The World” Video

The title track from Antony’s new, live and symphonic release Cut The World is a previously unreleased track coming from the stage show The Life and Death of Marina Abramović. Fittingly, the famed performance artist brings her iconic mug to this stark, chilling, short filmic Nabil-directed clip’s conclusion, but not before Carice Van Houten (of… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 6, 2012 - 10:19 am

CocoRosie – “Tearz For Animals” (Feat. Antony Hegarty)

Antony is an eloquently outspoken champion of CocoRosie, and a frequent collaborator to the sisters Casady, so be not surprised that a new collab track exists. Nor that it is vocally awesome. “Tearz For Animals” appears as a b-side to CocoRosie’s new Dave Sitek-produced 7″ “We Are On Fire,” though from lineup to lyrics, productio… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 25, 2012 - 11:53 am

The 10 Best Indie Rock Beyoncé Covers

It’s going to be impossible to claim that Beyoncé Knowles has “quietly” put together a vicious song catalog, stocked with everything from heart-wrenching ballads to shamelessly fun bangers, but she has done it without some of the fanfare associated with other pop stars. And, you know, the musical work is stellar; it makes a to… More »

By: Stereogum / October 14, 2011 - 10:24 am

Wild Beasts Smother Under The Influence

Hopefully by now you’ve heard Smother, the third album from Wild Beasts. As with all their records, it feels like it comes out of nowhere. And as always, I have trouble finding reference points to give people when recommending them (Antony? Talking Heads?). That’s why I asked the band to talk about some of the… More »

By: jessica / May 13, 2011 - 10:14 am

The 11 Best Videos Of The Week

Just like last week, here are this week’s attention-worthy videos. New ones from Serena-Maneesh, Antony and the Johnsons, Gatekeeper, Gordon Voidwell, James Blake, Kid Cudi, Mark Ronson, Torche, and Warpaint, along with a cute/creepy kid video from Foals and a cute, not-creepy cat filled video from Holy Fuck. Enjoy:… More »

By: jessica / October 15, 2010 - 1:58 pm

Antony & The Johnsons “Thank You For Your Love” On Letterman

This past Friday Antony Hegarty gave Letterman a powerful take on Swanlights’ most upbeat moment “Thank You For You Love.” He recruited some of Paul Shaffer’s band to provide the horns. An added second verse also helps give it a slow-build intensity. More »

By: brandon / October 11, 2010 - 2:31 pm

Antony & The Johnsons (Feat. Björk) – “Flétta”

Antony & The Johnsons’ fourth album Swanlights is maybe my favorite. From start to finish it has a gorgeous tonal and emotional consistency to it. There’s something very relaxed and spacious in the approach, a more Classical mindset. You’ve maybe heard the more upbeat soul of the horn-lined “Thank You For Your Love.” It’s the… More »

By: brandon / September 16, 2010 - 9:26 am

Antony And The Johnsons – “Thank You For Your Love” Video

Thank You For Your Love” has a new black and white video made of candid and performance footage shot around New York. The video works nicely with the album’s cover. Watch:… More »

By: jessica / August 20, 2010 - 3:04 pm

Antony & The Johnsons – “Thank You For Your Love”

As mentioned yesterday, Antony & The Johnsons are releasing Thank You For Your Love in advance of Swanlights. The 5-song EP includes Swanlights’ “Thank You For Your Love,” those Bob Dylan (Feat. Kevin Barker) and John Lennon (in collaboration with William Basinski) covers, The Crying Light bonus track “My Lord My Love” and a new… More »

By: brandon / August 5, 2010 - 1:49 pm

Preview Antony’s Dylan & Lennon Covers

Antony & The Johnson’s Swanlights is out in October. Before then, he’s releasing the five-song Thank You For Your Love, which includes the Swanlights song that gives the EP its name along with The Crying Light bonus track “My Lord My Love,” a new song “You Are The Treasure” and personalized covers of Bob Dylan’… More »

By: brandon / August 4, 2010 - 4:20 pm

More Antony & The Johnsons Swanlights Info

The first we heard about the Swanlights CD/book was back in February when I spoke with Antony about his trip to Japan/the completion of The Crying Light cycle. A bit later we reported you can get the collection in regular form and as a special edition that packs the CD inside a 144-page book along… More »

By: brandon / July 7, 2010 - 10:00 am

Antony And The Johnsons Swanlights Info

When I spoke with Antony Hegarty a couple of months ago about his trip to Japan and completion of The Crying Light cycle, he mentioned his fourth album Swanlights, saying it would be packaged with a book of his drawings and writing. We have some additional info: You’ll be able to get the collection i… More »

By: brandon / May 6, 2010 - 4:22 pm

Progress Report: Antony & The Johnsons

NAME: Antony Hegarty
PROGRESS REPORT: Returning from two important shows in Japan that brought The Crying Light full-circle, allowing him to move fully into his fourth studio album.

Last week Antony Hegarty dropped me a line about two recent shows he did on February 11 and 12th in Tokyo, featuring Yoshito Ohno… More »

By: brandon / February 23, 2010 - 5:02 pm
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