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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 »

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 »

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 »

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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…
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…
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…
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'…
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…
Chris DeVille | November 12, 2013 - 6:14 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
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…
Amrit Singh | May 25, 2012 - 11:53 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.
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,…
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…
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.
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 work…
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…
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…
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
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…
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…
brandon | February 23, 2010 - 5:02 pm