Björk has always seemed to be a few steps ahead of most musical trends -- so much so that it typically takes a while for her listeners to catch up to her radical shifts in direction and style. But when they do, it often inspires a devotion to her work -- spanning the fringes of pop, electronica, jaz ... More >>
James Blake With FaltyDL First Avenue, Minneapolis May 1, 2013 From the moment James Blake tentatively burst onto the music scene in 2010, his inventive music has boldly defied definition or classification. Blake's proven to be too orchestral and delicate to be considered straight dubstep, while to ... More >>
â€‹Pitchfork ribbing is kind of like kickball, something people do perennially and with no really good reason. It's like baseball, right? It's been a minute since our tasteful overlords got some mud in their face, especially of their own making. So what a relief it was to see this morning, amids ... More >>
The intense vibrato in Hegarty's voice can be somewhat startling on first listen, but appreciation for the text and composure will no doubt end in utter admiration.
Composer Nico Muhly Can't Stick to Classical, So He Heads to...Iceland?
Artist with local roots makes good Antony and the Johnsons, fronted by the mournful-voiced and cabaret-inspired Antony Hegarty, took home the coveted U.K. Mercury Music Prize for I Am a Bird Now on Tuesday night, beating out Bloc Party, MIA, and the Kaiser Chiefs, who were favored to win. In the p ... More >>