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Stream Arthur Russell Corn

A certain level of mysticism surrounds conversations about the cellist, vocalist, composer, and electronic music frontiersman Arthur Russell. He’s the understated phantom father of oddball post-modern experimentalists, and there isn’t a corner of the eclectic New York music scene that hasn’t been touched by Russell’s shadow. Whether or not you know his music, you ca… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / June 1, 2015 - 11:25 am

Hear Arthur Russell’s “Ocean Movie” From New Collection Of Previously Unreleased Recordings

Legendary New York musician Arthur Russell’s work was all over the map — from classical to disco to experimental sound collage to folk — and the roster on Red Hot’s recent Russell tribute proves he’s influenced a lot of amazing musicians over the years. A previously unreleased batch of Russell songs called Corn is coming… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 30, 2015 - 2:13 pm

Red Bull Music Academy Announces NY Fest With PC Music, Arthur Russell Tribute, FKA Twigs, & More

Red Bull Music Academy is returning to New York City for the third year in a row for a month-long series of events. Highlights include FKA Twigs performances that will have “ten dancers, costumes by Alexander McQueen, and spectacular visuals”; a showcase from PC Music and SOPHIE; a two-night tribute to Arthur Russell that will… More »

By: James Rettig / March 9, 2015 - 11:04 am

Stream Various Artists Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell

The latest benefit compilation from the Red Hot Organization is Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell, and it features two CDs’ worth of artists paying tribute to Russell, the downtown genre-bender who died of AIDS-related causes in 1992. We’ve posted Sufjan Stevens’ cover of “A Little Lost,” Hot Chip’s version of “Go Bang,” Robyn’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 13, 2014 - 10:35 am

José González – “This Is How We Walk On The Moon” (Arthur Russell Cover)

Red Hot’s Arthur Russell covers compilation has grown into an impressive and exciting release as star after star chimes in with their tributes to the late musician. We’ve heard Sufjan Stevens, Hot Chip, and most recently Robyn take on Russell’s music, and now it’s time for José González to step up. González covers “This I… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 16, 2014 - 4:39 pm

Robyn – “Tell You (Today)” (Arthur Russell Cover)

The list of stars on the new Arthur Russell tribute, Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell, is pretty blinding, but even among acts like Blood Orange, Sufjan Stevens, and Hot Chip, Robyn shines pretty brightly. So too does her cover of Russell’s “Tell You (Today),” which is nothing short of joyous, worthy of both… More »

By: Michael Nelson / September 3, 2014 - 4:09 pm

Hot Chip – “Go Bang” (Arthur Russell Cover)

Red Hot Organization is set to release a tribute album to the late dynamic powerhouse Arthur Russell. On the heels of Sufjan Stevens’ sensual “A Little Lost” cover, comes Hot Chip’s sweeping rendition of new-wave/disco favorite “Go Bang.” The original — released in 1982 under Russell’s DJ moniker, Dinosaur L, ten years before he passed… More »

By: Sadaaf Mamoon / August 13, 2014 - 3:14 pm

Sufjan Stevens – “A Little Lost” (Arthur Russell Cover)

Six months ago we heard about a pending Sufjan Stevens contribution to Red Hot’s long-gestating Arthur Russell tribute comp, which also includes covers by Robyn, Hot Chip, Blood Orange, Phosphorescent, Jose Gonzalez, and many more. The comp has been renamed Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell, and Sufjan’s take on Russell’s “A Little Lost“… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 29, 2014 - 10:42 am

Red Hot + Arthur Russell Tracklist Features Sufjan Stevens, Robyn, Blood Orange, Hot Chip, & More

For decades now, the Red Hot Organization has been raising money for AIDS awareness by putting together finely curated compilations, and their next one could be amazing. The forthcoming double-CD comp Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell pays tribute to Russell, the pioneering New York musician who died of AIDS-related causes in 1992. Russell… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 15, 2014 - 11:08 am

Sufjan Stevens To Cover Arthur Russell For Red Hot Comp

A few years ago we heard about This Is How We Walk On The Moon, a crowdfunded Arthur Russell tribute from the Red Hot Organization. Robyn, Laurel Halo, Hot Chip, Washed Out, and Twin Shadow were all announced as participants. While the project was not successfully funded on Kickstarter, it looks like it’s still going… More »

By: Miles Bowe / January 20, 2014 - 10:51 am

Robyn, Twin Shadow, Washed Out Set For Red Hot Arthur Russell Tribute LP

Arthur Russell blended dance, folk, pop, classical, whatever, and created something utterly unique and extraordinary. He died of AIDS in 1992, at age 40, but his profile has risen considerably over the last two decades; frankly, I’d guess that a majority of the artists covered by Stereogum would cite him as an influence. So it’… More »

By: Michael Nelson / August 9, 2012 - 4:47 pm

The 11 Most Interesting Record Store Day Releases

Record Store Day is coming April 16. It began in 2007 and has grown into a indie record store and vinyl lover’s version of Christmas morning (or maybe Easter morning? RSD happens the third Sunday of every April). The Record Store Day site just posted the line-up of offerings for this year, and it’s a… More »

By: jessica / March 30, 2011 - 5:25 pm

New White Hinterland – “Icarus”

The first track from White Hinterland’s forthcoming Kairos finds Casey Dienel dropping the brushed-drum jazz and acoustic cabaret-folk feel of Phylactery Factory and the smiley bird of Wind-Up Canary to instead follow the hushed experimental threads she hinted at when we asked her to cover Björk. She expanded on that clanging palette via her Francophile-core… More »

By: brandon / January 7, 2010 - 4:05 pm

Jens Lekman Covers Arthur Russell

Cello-wielding one-man disco Arthur Russell has received an amazing amount of indie-realm (and otherwise) attention these past years, long after his AIDS-related death in 1992, due largely to the excellent reissues/issues by super NY label Audika. The visionary Downtown composer sang in a lovely, ghostly tone that at a distance may feel topically unlike the… More »

By: Stereogum / October 5, 2007 - 9:36 am