Free Yourself Up
Release date: May 4
Lake Street Dive's Free Yourself Up is, in many ways, the band's most intimate and collaborative record. The band worked as a tightly knit unit to craft the ten songs on Free Yourself Up and self-produced the album in Nashville with engineer Dan Knobler. "Free Yourself Up is about empowering yourself, emboldening yourself," says the band, "no matter what's going wrong." Pre-order to get an exclusive, autographed print and download "Good Kisser" now.
Release date: April 27
This new recording of John Adams's Grawemeyer Award-winning Violin Concerto was made with his frequent collaborators violinist Leila Josefowicz, conductor David Robertson, and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra at Powell Symphony Hall in St. Louis. The piece features Adams's usual "intelligence, craftsmanship, and quirkiness," says the Boston Globe, and "mingles virtuoso show with soul." Pre-order to download the third movement, "Toccare," now.
David Byrne's new album, American Utopia, out next Friday, is streaming in full till then as an NPR First Listen! "In a world filled with millions of songs about personal problems and love gone right or wrong," says NPR Music's Bob Boilen, "I'm thrilled to have a record that opens my eyes and widens my perceptions and helps me stop and make some sense of this inexplicable, mind-bending world of ours."
Robert Plant and his band were on The Late Late Show with James Corden last night. They performed "New World" from his new album, Carry Fire, and Plant spoke with Corden about a karaoke incident.
Jonny Greenwood, who is up for Best Original Score at the Academy Awards this Sunday, spoke with NPR's Morning Edition about his Oscar-nominated score to Paul Thomas Anderson's film Phantom Thread, and his appreciation for the humble recorder.
Laurie Anderson was on CBC's Q. She spoke with host Tom Power about her experience of Hurricane Sandy and about finding hope in loss. They also discuss the work it inspired: Landfall, her new album with Kronos Quartet.
Rhiannon Giddens, who takes part in the Tibet House Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, performed Lydia Mendoza's 1934 song "Mal Hombre" in a flower-filled 1954 Silver Streak trailer in East Nashville for The Bluegrass Situation's Sitch Sessions.
Congrats to Chris Thile, Brad Mehldau, and Tigran Hamasyan, who are up for ECHO Jazz Awards: Thile and Mehldau for their duo album Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau, and Hamasyan for his album An Ancient Observer.
Jeremy Denk's concert with Britten Sinfonia at Milton Court in London earlier this week -- part of his ongoing Barbican residency -- featured music by Gershwin and Stravinsky and was broadcast on BBC Radio 3's In Concert.
Free Yourself Up