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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

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

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

More Nico Muhly stories

Stream Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, & James McAlister Planetarium

Back in 2013, Sufjan Stevens teamed up with the National's Bryce Dessner, composer Nico Muhly, percussionist James McAlister, and a string quartet to perform Planetarium,…
Peter Helman | June 8, 2017 - 11:03 pm

Watch Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, And Bryce Dessner Play “Mercury” In Studio

Tomorrow, the Planetarium collaborative album from Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, and James McAlister will be officially released. We've heard a few selections from…
James Rettig | June 8, 2017 - 11:14 am

Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, James McAlister – “Venus” Video

Recently, Sufjan Stevens joined forces with an all-star ethereal-music team -- the National's Bryce Dessner, composer Nico Muhly, and percussionist James McAlister -- to record…
Tom Breihan | June 5, 2017 - 10:40 am

Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, James McAlister – “Mercury”

Planetarium is the forthcoming collaboration between Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, and James McAlister. It's made up of songs inspired by the solar system,…
James Rettig | April 24, 2017 - 5:23 pm

Björk, Bon Iver, St. Vincent, Foo Fighters, & More Announce 7-Inches For Planned Parenthood

A group of artists has come together to contribute to a series of 7" releases that will benefit Planned Parenthood. Björk, Bon Iver, St. Vincent,…
James Rettig | April 10, 2017 - 1:00 pm

Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, & James McAlister – “Saturn”

Lately, Sufjan Stevens has been recording a whole album with the National's Bryce Dessner, composer Nico Muhly, and drummer James McAlister. The album, Planetarium, is…
Tom Breihan | March 27, 2017 - 9:21 am

Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, & Nico Muhly’s Planetarium Album On The Way

Back in 2013, Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner (of the National), Nico Muhly, and drummer James McAlister, alongside a string quartet, performed an original composition titled…
Pranav Trewn | March 22, 2017 - 12:46 pm

Father John Misty Announces New Pure Comedy Album With Short Film

Yesterday, Father John Misty shared a mysterious new song called "Pure Comedy." As it turns out, that song was the opening shot from a new…
Tom Breihan | January 24, 2017 - 10:13 am

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

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

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

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

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

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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