In case you didn't know - the brand new Erasure single is out this week in the UK!!
Released on the 2 CDs and 1 DVD single formats, this release features the superb Piney Gir and Radio mixes of 'Don't Say You Love Me', which simply *have* to be heard - as well the thumping A Touch Of Class and Mark Moore mixes.
Plus of course you get to see the entire bizarre video on the DVD!
ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS (SC104 - 2000)
Twilight * Cripple and the Starfish * Hitler in My Heart * Atrocities * River of Sorrow * Rapture * Deeper Than Love * Divine * Blue Angel
Antony (voice and piano) Todd Cohen (drums) Baby Dee (harp) Francois Gehin (bass) William Basinski (clarinet) Mariana Davenport (flute) Cady Finlayson (violin) Vicky Leavitt (cello) Liz Maranville (violin) Barb Morrison (clarinet and saxophone) Charles Neilson (guitar effects). Mixed by Hahn Rowe. Photography by Josef Astor.
ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS I am a Bird now (SC105 - 2005)
Hope There's Someone * My Lady Story * For Today I ama Bouy * Man Is the Baby * You Are My Sister * What Can I Do * Fistful of Love * Spiralling * Free At last * Bird Gerhl
The critically acclaimed new album featuring the Johnsons plus special guests Julia Yasuda, Lou Reed, Devendra Banhart, Rufus Wainwright and Boy George. With photography by Peter Hujar, Don Felix Cervantes and Josef Astor.
Antony first presented his songs after-hours at the Pyramid Cocktail Lounge in NYC. After receiving a N.Y.F.A. fellowship for "performance art / emergent forms," Antony assembled the Johnsons and recorded his first album. Antony and the Johnsons have since performed at venues including the Bloomsbury theater in London, Central Park SummerStage, the Nancy Jazz Festival, the Warhol Museum, the Wexner Center, Townhall in NYC, MASS MOCA, and Royce Hall, UCLA. Recently, Antony has also performed solo at Carnegie Hall for Phillip Glass's Tibet House Concert and with Hal WIllner at the Sydney Opera House.
Antony sings on Lou Reed's albums The Raven and Animal Serenade and toured with Lou internationally in 2003. Antony appeared as an androgynous convict singing to a crowd of inmates in Steve Buscemi's film Animal Factory. He also appeared recently singing "I Fell in Love to a Dead Boy" to a crowd of empathetic Parisian transsexuals in Sebastien Lifshitz's latest film Wild Side.
Antony was featured in the 2004 Whitney Biennial; he collaborated with Charles Atlas to stage a 3 night sold out series at Saint Ann's Warehouse in NYC called "TURNING." A concert and live video installation, "TURNING" featured Antony and the Johnsons playing before a cast of 13 slowly revolving Beauties, whose images were simultaneously processed and projected onto a giant screen.
Antony and the Johnsons' first recordings were released by David Tibet on his label, Durtro in the UK. In Summer 2004, Antony signed to the Indiana based label Secretly Canadian, who rereleased the debut album as well as the new Antony and the Johnsons album "I Am a Bird Now" in February 2005. Antony is represented by Rough Trade in the UK and Scandinavia. Antony's "The Lake" was also included on Devendra Banhart's recent Bastet compilation "The Golden Apples of the Sun."
Antony and his group will embark on a major tour of Europe in Spring 2005.
The commercial single, There Is A Light That Never Goes Out / Redondo Beach, from Live At Earls Court, will be released in the UK March 28th on 7", CD, and DVD, and in the USA April 5 on CD.
7" A Redondo Beach AA There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
CD A There Is A Light That Never Goes Out AA Redondo Beach B Noise Is The Best Revenge (Exclusive session track)
DVD Single A Redondo Beach AA There Is A Light That Never Goes Out B It's Hard To Walk Tall When You're Small - taken from BBC Radio 2 Janice Long Session Video - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out - video montage Video - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out - taken from 'Who Put The M in Manchester
The live show recorded for this DVD showcases Morrissey on his birthday at a homecoming in Manchester, England on May 22, 2004. The set list includes You Are The Quarry selections like “Irish Blood, English Heart,” “First Of The Gang To Die” and “Let Me Kiss You” plus Morrissey classics like “Every Day Is Like Sunday” and “Hairdresser On Fire.” The live performace DVD is directed by Bucky Fukumoto from A/V Club, who also directed Morrissey’s three music videos for this album, all of which are included as DVD extras.
First Of The Gang To Die Hairdresser On Fire Irish Blood, English Heart The Headmaster Ritual Everyday Is Like Sunday I Have Forgiven Jesus I Know It’s Gonna Happen Someday How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel? Rubber Ring
Such A Little Thing Makes Such A Big Difference Don’t Make Fun Of Daddy’s Voice The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores Let Me Kiss You No One Can Hold A Candle To You Jack The Ripper A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours I’m Not Sorry Shoplifters Of The World Unite There Is A Light That Never Goes Out