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Stereogum Presents… OKX: A Tribute To OK Computer

For this #tbt chapter of Radiohead Week, we’re reissuing (ha) our original track-for-track tribute to OK Computer. Stereogum’s free, downloadable compilation was released in July 2007 on the 10th anniversary of Radiohead’s classic album, and was the first in a series of tribute albums we’ve produced over the years. (You can check out our tribute… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 12, 2015 - 12:15 pm

My Brightest Diamond – “Ceci Est Ma Main”

Last year, Shara Worden released This Is My Hand, her fourth album under her My Brightest Diamond project. The title track for that record has been given a French language makeover with “Ceci Est Ma Main.” In addition to the language change, the instrumentation has been given an update — it now sounds a lot… More »

By: James Rettig / January 27, 2015 - 10:06 pm

My Brightest Diamond – “Lover/Killer” Video

Shara Worden’s art pop project released the album This Is My Hand a couple of months ago, and the LP has already yielded a video for Pressure.” Today we get a video for “Lover/Killer,” and it is different. Director Jean-Paul Frenay’s hallucinatory clip tells a dark, intense crime story that involves bitterly estranged friends and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 13, 2014 - 2:26 pm

Stream My Brightest Diamond This Is My Hand

Shara Worden’s operatic bazooka of a voice has been on display on a lot of other people’s indie rock records in recent years, and now she’s back with another of her own. Next week, Worden’s My Brightest Diamond project will release This Is My Hand, a new album of grand, swirling art-pop. We’ve posted the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 8, 2014 - 10:56 am

My Brightest Diamond – “Pressure” Video

Pressure,” the recent single from Shara Worden’s operatic art-pop project My Brightest Diamond, ripples and clangs and flutters beautifully; it’s the most percussive thing I’ve ever heard from this group. The song serves as the lead single from My Brightest Diamond’s forthcoming album This Is My Hand. In its new video, from directors Derrick BelchamMore »

By: Tom Breihan / September 3, 2014 - 11:30 am

My Brightest Diamond – “Lover/Killer”

Shara Worden, better known as My Brightest Diamond, will put out the new album This Is My Hand next month. We’ve already heard the absurdly confident opener, “Pressure,” which threw at us everything from queasy synths to crushing percussion. Now she’s released another single, “Lover/Killer.” On this new one, Worden’s always-great voice fits into another… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 14, 2014 - 4:44 pm

Stream My Brightest Diamond None More Than You EP

Shara Worden is getting ready to release her new album, This Is My Hand, and she’s already shared the percussive, ferocious opener “Pressure.” Before that, though, she’s put together the EP None More Than You, which includes a song with her previous collaborator Colin Stetson. Now you can stream the entire release below. More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 15, 2014 - 3:56 pm

My Brightest Diamond – “Pressure”

Shara Worden has done some collaborations and covers recently, but for anybody hoping to hear that incredible voice being used in the service of something new with My Brightest Diamond, you’re in for a major treat. The band will release a new album, This Is My Hand, at the end of this summer, and the… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 3, 2014 - 4:15 pm

My Brightest Diamond – “Make You Feel You Feel My Love” (Bob Dylan Cover)

‘Tis the season for covers of both the holiday and non-holiday variety. Here’s one to round out your collection, My Brightest Diamond’s rendition of “Make You Feel My Love” from Bob Dylan’s 1997 resurgence record Time Out Of Mind, first recorded by Billy Joel and later performed by Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, Kelly Clarkson,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 23, 2013 - 4:43 pm

Shara Worden, Owen Pallett, Bryce Dessner, & Nico Muhly – “Pain Changes” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Composer David Lang recently put out Death Speaks, a record built around the lyrics of Franz Schubert, the master of the art song (and a re-appropriater of lyrics himself — his musical version of Goethe’s poem “Der Erlkönig” goes hard). It features musical contributions from Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond) on vocals, Owen Pallett (Arcade… More »

By: Miles Bowe / November 5, 2013 - 1:11 pm

The National-Curated Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Fest Announces Lineup: The Walkmen, St. Vincent, Beirut, The Antlers, More

In January, Brooklyn Academy of Music announced that it would host a spring festival curated by the National’s Bryce and Aaron Dessner, and today that event, called Crossing Brooklyn Ferry (a reference to this Whitman poem), announced it’s full lineup. It goes down 5/3-5/5. And, yeah, if you’re into indie rock, skewing the more arrangement-heavy… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 29, 2012 - 5:36 pm

Trey Anastasio Joins The National At Beacon Theatre

The National just wrapped a five-night stand at the Beacon — maybe you livestreamed the final night — a run of shows which brings back memories to the Allman Brothers heyday. But it was a different jamband that’s been most associated with Berninger and friends lately: reports have been circulating that Phish’s Trey Anastasio isMore »

By: Amrit Singh / December 19, 2011 - 11:06 am

My Brightest Diamond – “High Low Middle” Video

In the video for My Brightest Diamond’s “High Low Middle,” Shara Worden incites what appears to be a community-center dance party by performing a glammed-up rendition of the song. It’s probably the first time in history that anyone has used My Brightest Diamond for breakdancing purposes. Murat Eyuboglu directs. Watch it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 17, 2011 - 2:29 pm

Under The Influence: My Brightest Diamond All Things Will Unwind

We checked in with Shara Worden yesterday to hear about the process behind her new LP, All Things Will Unwind, from which we’ve heard “We Added It Up” and “Be Brave.” Now, here’s Worden with a playlist of songs that inspired All Things Will Unwind and there’s definitely a good gem/jam ratio going with this. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 20, 2011 - 12:27 pm

Progress Report: My Brightest Diamond

NAME: My Brightest Diamond
PROGRESS REPORT: Shara Worden opens up about her new album, All Things Will Unwind, the perils of being a working musician, and her new home in Detroit.

In addition to releasing two albums under the moniker of My Brightest Diamond, Shara Worden has played with lots of people… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / October 19, 2011 - 5:09 pm

My Brightest Diamond – “We Added It Up” Video

Shara Worden shares another clip from the new My Brightest Diamond LP All Things Will Unwind, this time for “We Added It Up,” a track we’ve seen a live take of. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 18, 2011 - 9:55 am

My Brightest Diamond – “Be Brave” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Today, My Brightest Diamond shares the clip for “Be Brave,” a slow-burning, operatic piece of chamber pop from her new album All Things Will Unwind. Murat Eyuboglu directs this docu-style clip that finds Shara Worden and frequent-accompanists yMusic chamber orchestra knocking out the track with a little bit of theatrical flair. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 20, 2011 - 10:06 am

Prefuse 73 – “The Only Hand To Hold” (Feat. Shara Worden)

My Brightest Diamond’s Shara Worden doesn’t sing as much as haunt this track from Prefuse 73’s The Only She Chapters. It sounds like Prefuse chose his guests well — according to Pitchfork his album also features Zola Jesus’s Nika Roza Danilova, Angel Deradoorian, and the much-missed Trish Keenan, half of Broadcast and a Warp labelmate. More »

By: jessica / March 10, 2011 - 5:31 pm

My Brightest Diamond – “We Added It Up” (Live At WNYC)

My Brightest Diamond’s Shara Worden, along with chamber ensemble yMusic, visited the WNYC studios to record tracks for Studio 360. She did songs from her two studio albums Bring Me The Workhorse and 2008’s A Thousand Shark’s Teeth, and she premiered a new track called “We Added It Up” during the session. There’s video of… More »

By: jessica / January 25, 2011 - 4:12 pm

Progress Report: Clogs

NAME: Clogs
PROGRESS REPORT: Prepping their album, The Creatures In The Garden Of Lady Walton, for release on March 2nd. Featuring Sufjan Stevens, and My Brightest Diamond’s Shara Worden.

Poor Padma Newsome. The Clogs singer/songwriter/instrumentalist had to use simpler vocabulary and visual metaphors just so I could understand how he and fellow… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 11, 2010 - 5:06 pm
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