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Deconstructing

2012 In Review: The Year In Instrumental Music

In 1959, Ornette Coleman released The Shape of Jazz To Come, a record with content almost as audacious as its title. Forty-seven years later, Coleman…
Colin St. John | December 25, 2012 - 8:00 am
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Op-Ed

Op-Ed: An Artists’ Dialogue On CocoRosie’s Grey Oceans

A few years ago I wrote a positive review of CocoRosie's The Adventures of Ghosthorse And Stillborn. Too positive, it turns out: The publication that…
Brandon Stosuy | June 21, 2010 - 11:38 am
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Premature Evaluation

The National – High Violet Premature Evaluation

We talk a lot about "anticipation" when it comes to new releases, but it feels like folks have been awaiting the National's High Violet with…
stereogum | April 20, 2010 - 5:14 pm
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More Nico Muhly stories

The Westerlies – “Saro” (Arr. Sam Amidon & Nico Muhly)

Well, normally I don't do this, but, uh, go 'head on and break 'em off with a little preview of the traditionally arranged British ballad.
Chris DeVille | August 16, 2016 - 11:28 am
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New Artist-Led, Non-Profit Venue National Sawdust Coming To Williamsburg

The Williamsburg waterfront is getting a new music venue later this year, but this one doesn't seem like it's attempting to fill the void left…
James Rettig | May 9, 2015 - 2:38 pm
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David Byrne Pairs Teenage Color Guard Teams With St. Vincent, Dev Hynes, & Others In New Project

My former roommate was a renaissance man of sorts, the kind of guy who blew through pastimes with maximum enthusiasm and minimal commitment -- rock…
Chris DeVille | January 21, 2015 - 1:01 pm

Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry Announces Solo LP Music For Heart And Breath

Arcade Fire member Richard Reed Parry just announced the release of a new solo album. Titled Music For Heart And Breath, the album features performances…
Miles Bowe | May 21, 2014 - 5:59 pm
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Steve Reich & Philip Glass Bury The Hatchet For Nonesuch’s 50th

Tastefully curated Warner Bros. subsidiary Nonesuch turns 50 this year and is still going strong (next week they may very well have the #1 album…
Scott Lapatine | May 15, 2014 - 10:21 am
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Beth Orton – “Mystery (Nico Muhly Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Beth Orton's 2012 release Sugaring Season yielded the exquisitely gorgeous "Mystery," one of those spare, ethereal folk songs that wrings so much grace from acoustic…
Chris DeVille | January 30, 2014 - 10:05 am
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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…
Miles Bowe | November 5, 2013 - 1:11 pm
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Stream McSweeney’s Flaming Lips Radio Show Feat. Ed Droste, Will Sheff, Bill Callahan & More

Here's another thing that Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne can cross off of his increasingly insane to-do list: Record an hour-long radio drama about the…
Tom Breihan | November 26, 2012 - 9:57 am

Watch Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, & Bryce Dessner Perform More Planetarium Songs

Last week, we posted video of Sufjan Stevens teaming up with the National's Bryce Dessner and indie-affiliated composer Nico Muhly to perform a gorgeous new…
Tom Breihan | April 9, 2012 - 10:16 am
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Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly & Bryce Dessner – “Venus” (Live At MusicNOW)

Lately, there's been a whole lot of crossover between the worlds of indie rock and avant-classical, and three of the parties most responsible are Sufjan…
Tom Breihan | April 2, 2012 - 10:02 am
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Arcade Fire Return To SNL

It's late Saturday night, so can we group liveblog this? The ScarJo/Arcade Fire combo bodes well. I'm told we should expect "We Used To…
Scott Lapatine | November 13, 2010 - 11:46 pm
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Nico Muhly and Jónsi Talk Composing, Collaborating, And “Going Apeshit on This Bitch”

The Reykjavík Grapevine caught Nico Muhly and Jónsi after the Icelandic Music Awards for a last-minute interview, and the resulting conversation between the two musicians…
jessica | April 13, 2010 - 11:03 am

Sam Amidon – “Relief” (R. Kelly Cover)

Although Sam Amidon's frequently contributed banjo and guitar to the whispered elegance of Thomas Bartlett's Doveman project, he's a fiddler first, and a man with…
Amrit Singh | April 6, 2010 - 5:13 pm

Jónsi & Nico Muhly – “Go Do” and “Kolnidur” Live Video

Jónsi's released four videos of him and Nico Muhly doing undressed versions of songs from the Sigur Rós singer's upcoming album. From his "Time To
jessica | March 26, 2010 - 4:48 pm
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New Jónsi – “Boy Lilikoi”

Sigur Rós's Jónsi Birgisson has a solo album on the way titled Go, which the band's site mentions "will be largely acoustic and feature string…
Amrit Singh | December 4, 2009 - 3:55 pm
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New National Tunes, Peformance On Late Was The Night With Jimmy Fallon

Hey, it's a blog post relating to Dark Was The Night. Sunday night's live event around the indie-scene-portrait compilation was a certain success, and the…
Amrit Singh | May 7, 2009 - 9:34 am
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Grizzly Bear/Final Fantasy With The Brooklyn Philharmonic @ BAM, Brooklyn 2/28/09

Well, that was wonderful. On Saturday night at the Brooklyn Academy Of Music, Final Fantasy and Grizzly Bear experimented with full sets of material accompanied…
Amrit Singh | March 1, 2009 - 6:04 pm
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