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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 climbing, snowboarding, bicycling, weightlifting, and on and on. As a result, our living room began accumulating many relics from his various activities, a pile we started referring to as hi… More »

By: 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 that are played in sync with the musicians' own breathing and heartbeat, according to Parry's website. The album will feature Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner and Aaron Dessner of the National,… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 21, 2014 - 5:59 pm

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 in the country with the Black Keys' Turn Blue). And this September the label will celebrate its anniversary with a three-week series of concerts at the Brooklyn Academy Of Music. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 15, 2014 - 10:21 am

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 plucking, simple orchestral flourishes, and a stirring lead vocal. Now, as Orton preps to tour the Northeast next month, she's unveiling a remix of the track assembled by Nico Muhly,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 30, 2014 - 10:05 am

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

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 at least partially fulfilled his own challenge with the fearless and fertile Sound Grammar. But even that 2006 effort might not have crossed jazz boundaries as much as one from… More »

By: Colin St. John / December 25, 2012 - 8:00 am

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 human-head-shaped tumor on the inside of his leg. Coyne teamed up with McSweeney's, KCRW, and producer Richard Parks to put together the show, entitled Wayne Coynes Human Head Shaped Tumor. More »

By: 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 song called "Venus." As it turns out, that song is just one piece of a larger collaboration that these three guys are working on. They're putting together Planetarium Songs, a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 9, 2012 - 10:16 am

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 Stevens, the wizardly young composer Nico Muhly, and the National's resident experimentalist Bryce Dessner. MusicNOW, Dessner's Cincinnati music festival, ended on Friday, and all three teamed up on the final… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 2, 2012 - 10:02 am

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 Wait" and "Sprawl II." Don't hold me to that, "wait for it..."… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 13, 2010 - 11:46 pm

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 assigned it killed the piece at the 11th hour and instead ran a snarky takedown. I'd never had that happen before and I've been championing challenging music for a long… More »

By: brandon / June 21, 2010 - 11:38 am

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 a special excitement, one that's picked up with each leaked (or officially released) track or live performance. The band's longer, slower climb from their 2001 self-titled debut to their fifth… More »

By: stereogum / April 20, 2010 - 5:14 pm

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 is giddy and drunk (likely because the two were giddy and drunk). Despite the late hour, Muhly and Jónsi had many lucid things to say about their process of working… More »

By: 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 a distinctive voice his own. The forthcoming I Saw The Sign sees the multi-instrumentalist work with preexisting material and a cadre of musical luminaires (Shazhad Ismaily, Nico Muhly, Beth Orto… More »

By: 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 Pretend" cover, you know Jónsi's voice sounds particularly delicate on its own, so he and Muhly stick to just piano, guitar, or ukulele for each song. The sessions were filmed… More »

By: jessica / March 26, 2010 - 4:48 pm

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 arrangements from contemporary classical composer Nico Muhly." The first track from the Peter Katis-produced album up for grabs is "Boy Lilikoi," which is majestic of course, and in English which… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 4, 2009 - 3:55 pm

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 National's final victory lap came last night with a performance of "So Far Around The Bend" for Jimmy Fallon with woodwinds, strings, and a Nico Muhly. We have video of… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 7, 2009 - 9:34 am

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 by the Brooklyn Philharmonic. The results were masterful, obvs. Final Fantasy's material is inherently symphonic, so the orchestral interpretation was a natural step. For Yellow House, the reinterpretation was more… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 1, 2009 - 6:04 pm

Progress Report: Grizzly Bear

NAME: Grizzly Bear PROGRESS REPORT: Mixing… More »

By: Jessica / February 4, 2009 - 1:45 pm

Final Fantasy And Grizzly Bear Announce Brooklyn Philharmonic Show

The Björk fans will perform on Saturday, February 28 at BAM's Howard Gilman Opera House, with Grizzly's set arranged by Nico Muhly. It's part of the Philharmonic's BP Presents series and tickets go on sale 10/20 at 10 AM at brooklynphilharmonic.org. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 14, 2008 - 10:19 am
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