Posts Tagged ‘antony and the johnsons’

OFFICIAL VID: Antony and the Johnsons – Cut the World

August 7, 2012

Starring acclaimed actor Willem Dafoe, here’s Antony and the Johnsons’ Cut the World, a beautiful, melancholic gem of a baroque pop tune. The veterans will be releasing a live album on August 7 (a day before in the UK), and this is the unreleased title track off that new LP. A few other familiar faces grace the film clip (Game of Thrones, anyone?). Brace yourselves for things to get strange and grotesque, which is not unexpected with Mr. Dafoe on board. 

CocoRosie featuring Antony Hegarty

May 29, 2012

I’m quite the fan of sister duo CocoRosie’s trippy, artistic, freaky pop music and videos. I recently shared the Dave Sitek produced gem We Are On Fire. Now, we have the B-side to that single, Tearz For Animals, which seems to have more of a hip-hop influence and features Antony Hegarty (yes, again, of Antony and the Johnsons). Funny how I often end up posting about the same artist more than once in a day due to collaborations and other things.

I love the vocals in every CocoRosie track I’ve heard, oft due to the dichotomy of the completely different sound and styles of each sister. They’re going to be so interesting to catch live shortly. Stream the great B-side below, but you’ll need to sit through or skip through some talk in a foreign language on the radio rip. There’s no doubt CocoRosie consists of very unique musicians. Add in Hegarty and you have a heckuva mix of interesting disparaging sounds.

New Antony and the Johnsons

May 29, 2012

Wow, this is breathtaking and poignant… Antony Hegarty of Antony and the Johnsons has a new song out titled Rise. It’s featured in a coral reefs film. You can download the song for free or for much encouraged small donations at an Australian coral reef studies research site. Stream the song below and view the eye popping footage from the film. Both are beautiful enough by themselves, but combined, it’s indescribable. I just repeated it a few times.