ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS

Born in Sussex, England, Antony also spent his childhood in Amsterdam and the San Francisco Bay Area before moving to NYC at the age of 19. In 1992, he founded the performance collective Blacklips at the Pyramid Club, and spent the next several years developing his voice and ideas on late night stages around NYC.

Antony and the Johnsons Debut New Video for “Cut The World”

Antony and the Johnsons share their brand new video for “Cut the World.” Premiering today on Pitchfork, it’s the previously unreleased title-track to the forthcoming live album. Directed by Nabil and shot in London, it’s a breathtaking piece of work with a statement. The cinematic short stars Willem Dafoe, who many of you will recognize from the Spider-Man triology and Carice Van Houten from “Game of Thrones” and Valkyrie. Performance artist Marina Ambramovic also appears in the video. Note – the short may not be suitable for all viewers. Watch above.

Antony originally wrote “Cut The World” for the opera The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic. A screening of the video will take place on August 11 at the Southbank Centre in London for the Antony-curated Meltdown Festival.

The new record comes out tomorrow, August 7. You can still pre-order Cut The World HERE.

Pre-Order: Antony and the Johnsons – “Cut The World”

The pre-order for Antony and the Johnsons’ newest album is up and going! Cut The World is the result of the band’s live performance in Copenhagen, DK with The Danish National Chamber Orchestra and features songs from all four of the band’s previous albums.

Available exclusively from the SC Distribution store is the Antony and the Johnsons full catalogue bundle. This limited time offering of Swanlights, The Crying Light, I Am A Bird Now and Cut The World, all on vinyl, is too great of a deal to pass on. You can also purchase a CD-version with the addition of the group’s self-titled release. May it be vinyl or CD, all your Antony pre-order needs will be met HERE.

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Antony Announces “Cut the World,” Set for Release on August 7

Antony and the Johnsons: CUT THE WORLD is a collection of live symphonic performances of songs from the band’s 4 full length albums (SWANLIGHTS, THE CRYING LIGHT, I AM A BIRD NOW, S/T). Recorded in Copenhagen, DK with The Danish National Chamber Orchestra, Cut the World features arrangements by Nico Muhly, Rob Moose, Maxim Moston and Antony.The album is set for release in the U.S. on August 7 and the UK on August 6. Read the rest of this entry »

Antony Curates Meltdown Festival, Talks To Pitchfork

Each year Southbank Centre’s Meltdown Festival is currated by one mercurial artist. This August, that artist will be our very own Antony, lead singer of Antony and the Johnsons.

Antony’s lineup will feature artists he’s collaborated with before, like Charles Atlas and CocoRosie, but will also include artists he’s actively championed and admired through the years, like the Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser and the revolutionary Turkish singer Selda. Check out the full lineup below and this great interview with Antony over at PITCHFORK.

Antony’s Meltdown Lineup:

Elizabeth Fraser
Laurie Anderson
William Basinki: “Disintegration Loops”
Marina Abramovic
CocoRosie
Hal Willner: “Freedom Riders”
Charles Atlas / Antony and the Johnsons: “Turning”
Planningtorock + Light Asylum
Joey Arias
Buffy Sainte-Marie
The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black + Tenderloin
Kembra Pfahler + Claywoman
Diamanda

AUDIO

Another World by Antony and the Johnsons

TOUR DATES

07/18/14
Madrid, ES - Teatro Real

07/19/14
Madrid, ES - Teatro Real

07/20/14
Madrid, ES - Teatro Real

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