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Watch Bon Iver Debut Two New Songs At Eaux Claires Festival

There are, obviously, a lot of festivals these days. You have the establishment, your Bonnaroos and Lollapaloozas and Coachellas, the most massive and famous of the buffet-table approach to live music. Then you have your smaller, more idiosyncratic ones. Bonnaroo or Coachella have a certain character and ethos, a certain vibe attached to the place… More »

By: Ryan Leas / July 19, 2015 - 2:22 pm

Ben Folds – “Phone In A Pool”

Ben Folds has shared another new song from So There, his new collaborative album with NYC sextet yMusic. This one’s called “Phone In A Pool,” and he debuted the track live last month at Bonnaroo, but it sounds so much better in the studio version because you can hear all the intricacies of the classical… More »

By: James Rettig / July 16, 2015 - 9:41 am

Watch Ben Folds And yMusic Play New Song “Phone In A Pool” At Bonnaroo

Back in January, Ben Folds teased his new collaborative album with the NYC classical sextet yMusic, and a few weeks ago he announced that album, So There, will be out in September. He shared “Capable Of Anything” as an official track, but during his Bonnaroo set also played another new track called “Phone In The… More »

By: Caitlin White / June 23, 2015 - 5:25 pm

Ben Folds And yMusic – “Capable Of Anything”

Several months ago, piano man Ben Folds announced that he would be teaming up with NYC classical sextet yMusic for a new orchestral album. Now, that collaboration is finally bearing fruit: So There will be out in September, and today, we get to hear new song “Capable Of Anything.” It’s a lot of fun, a… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 5, 2015 - 2:49 pm

Watch A Teaser For Ben Folds’ New Orchestral Album With yMusic

Southern piano man Ben Folds and NYC classical sextet yMusic are teaming up for an album this year. No title or release date has been listed, but the trailer below offers a preview of the music and a few details: It will feature nine original songs plus a concerto for piano and orchestra, and they’ll… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 22, 2015 - 5:31 pm

Beck’s Song Reader CD Tracklist Revealed: Jack White, Jarvis Cocker, Tweedy, Fun., & More

As previously speculated, Beck is finally releasing an official version of his 2012 sheet music album Song Reader at the end of the month. Beck will only be performing one song (“Heaven’s Ladder”) himself and the rest of the songs will be interpreted by other artists, including Jack White, Jarvis Cocker, Fun., father/son team Tweedy,… More »

By: James Rettig / July 8, 2014 - 9:20 pm

Watch Dirty Projectors Play Letterman

Last night, Dirty Projectors brought their endlessly tricky chamber-pop to the stage at the Late Show With David Letterman, playing the Swing Lo Magellan single “About To Die” while the classical combo yMusic backed them up. Their intricate, virtuosic live show is, as always, deeply impressive, and I’m pretty sure Letterman’s introduction is the first… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 15, 2012 - 9:05 am

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

yMusic – “Proven Badlands” (Composed By Annie Clark)

Annie Clark, better known to most of us as St. Vincent, has composed a piece called “Proven Badlands” for the orchestral ensemble yMusic. The track is as playful and prettily fierce as anything you’d expect from Clark. It’ll appear on yMusic’s new album Beautiful Mechanical, but you can download it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 22, 2011 - 4:58 pm

MusicNOW Festival 2010 @ Memorial Hall, Cincinnati

Shaky YouTube video of Sufjan Stevens performing a haunting “John Wayne Gacy, Jr.” at MusicNOW in Cincinnati is what first put the festival in the back of my mind. (That and the city’s historic Memorial Hall as an unmistakable backdrop.) The take is from 2007. Bryce Dessner, who sits in with Stevens in that clip,… More »

By: brandon / April 2, 2010 - 4:22 pm