Friday, October 10, 2008

Antony and the Johnsons' World

After winning the Mercury Award in 2005 for his last album, Antony (of Antony and the Johnsons) is back with a five track EP (titled Another World) in preparation for his new full length The Crying Light, which should be coming in January 2009. Armed with what might be the most beautiful male voice I know, he works through the five tracks here, presenting very different textures in less than twenty minutes.

My favorite is the one smack dab in the middle, Shake That Devil. It started almost as a spoken word, impromptu poetry reading, but then notes slowly build and intrude in the backdrop, and eventually develop into a New Orleans blues jam that you can stomp a foot to. A horn pops in, accentuating the line, and then playfully retreats and repeats.

Visit their website, their label Secretly Canadian, and become their friend on MySpace.

Upcoming Tour Dates

10/14 Los Angeles, CA @ Walt Disney Concert Hall
10/16 New York, NY @ Apollo Theatre
10/30 London, ENG @ The Barbican
10/31 London, ENG @ The Barbican


Liam said...

Thank you very much - wasn't aware of anything new from Lord Antony.

Sean said...

My pleasure Liam!

Nat said...

Why does this singer appeal to you people? He doesn't have a beautiful voice he just has so much useless vibrato in EVERY SINGLE song that he sounds like he's constantly being shaken vigorously by someone wishing he would just shut the hell up with his mind numbing horrible vocalizations.