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Press release: What Happened this week? (ending May 24th)24 May 2019


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FKA TWIGS RELEASESCELLOPHANE, LIVE AT THE WALLACE COLLECTION
In April, FKA twigs returned with her first new music in over three years in the form of new single “Cellophane.” The song, her most vulnerable and connective to date, was accompanied by her most ambitious and powerful video yet, in collaboration with director Andrew Thomas Huang. Together they provided an enticing glimpse of what to expect of FKA twigs’ second album; the follow up to her Mercury Prize and Brit Award nominated LP1.

“twigs’ delicate voice is just impossibly moving here. In between short gasps, she sings uncomplicated words that seem drenched with complicated feelings…. But by the end of the song, her falsetto soars, calling upon a philosophy that twigs has often invoked in her...

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Press release: What Happened Last week? (ending May 17th)20 May 2019


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THE NATIONALI AM EASY TO FIND OUT NOW VIA 4AD
On September 3rd 2017, director Mike Mills emailed singer Matt Berninger to introduce himself and in very short order, the most ambitious project of the National’s nearly 20-year career was born and plans for a hard-earned vacation died. The Los Angeles-based filmmaker was coming off his third feature, 20th Century Women, and was interested in working with the band on… something. A video maybe. Berninger, already a fan of Mills’ films, not only agreed to collaborate, he essentially handed over the keys to the band’s creative process.

The result is I Am Easy to Find, a 24-minute film by Mills starring Alicia Vikander, and I Am Easy to Find, a 68-minute album by the National (their...

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Press release: What happened last week (ending May 10th)13 May 2019

HOLLY HERNDONPROTOOUT NOW VIA 4AD
Holly Herndon’s third full-length album PROTO is out today. Previously released tracks include the vocal tour de force of “Frontier,” the skittering beatbox of “Godmother” [featuring Jlin and Spawn], and the euphoric ghostly transmission of “Eternal,” which earned Best New Track from Pitchfork.

PROTO isn’t about A.I., but much of it was created in collaboration with her own A.I. ‘baby’, Spawn. In addition to Spawn, Holly assembled a contemporary ensemble of vocalists, developers, and guest contributors (Jenna Sutela, Jlin, Lily Anna Haynes, Martine Syms) to create a record that encompasses live vocal processing and timeless folk singing, and places an emphasis on alien song craft and new forms of communion.

PROTO makes reference to what Holly refers to as the protocol era, where rapidly surfacing ideological battles over the future of A.I....

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