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 & the Johnsons Debut Swanlights Video, Prep Swanlights 10-inch Vinyl EP for Record Store Day Release


Today Antony and the Johnsons premiered a new video for “Swanlights,” directed by Antony’s sister Sara Hegarty. The video contains excerpts from the forthcoming film The Last Hymn featuring Sierra Paris. Antony has described the concept of swanlights as “the reflection of light on the surface of the water at night and the moment when a spirit jumps out of a body and turns into a violet ghost.”

In other Antony news, electronic music duo Matmos has joined the team for the forthcoming production of “The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic” which includes Antony, Marina Abramovic, Willem Dafoe, and Robert Wilson. The show features scenes from Abramovic’s life and career, from her Serbian childhood to her work as a performance artist. It also features original and traditional music, including songs written and performed by Antony.

Look for Antony and the Johnsons’ Swanlights EP on 10-inch vinyl for Record Store Day April 16. The EP includes a remix of the title track by Oneohtrix Point Never as well as two exclusive b-sides.

 

Antony & the Johnsons Announce Swanlights EP, Play TED Conference

SC233 In the wake of 2010′s Swanlights LP, we’re pleased to announce that Antony and the Johnsons will release the “Swanlights” EP this spring, including a 10″ vinyl version for Record Store Day on April 16. The Swanlights EP includes a remix of the title track by Oneohtrix Point Never as well as two exclusive b-sides. Antony’s sister, Sara Hegarty, directed the “Swanlights” video. Antony has described the concept of swanlights as “the reflection of light on the surface of the water at night and the moment when a spirit jumps out of a body and turns into a violet ghost.”

Antony and the Johnsons have also announced a performance at the TED Conference in Long Beach, CA on March 2. TED is a nonprofit dedicated to spreading ideas and bringing together people in the technology, entertainment and design fields.

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Antony & the Johnsons Shirts Back In Stock For the Holidays

Two classic Antony and the Johnsons shirts are now back in stock for that stocking stuffer, loved one, or, well, for yourself. You can find the “Crystal” shirt and the “Another World” design here!

Antony Performs “Thank You For Your Love” on Letterman

Antony performed a re-worked version of “Thank You For Your Love” on Letterman last Friday. With new lyrics, the song has become the perfect counter-part to last year’s Another World, and is nothing short of astonishing.

In other news, Antony has taken over as guest editor of Guardian Online this week where you can find an interview with Marina Abramovic, a piece on the ‘two-spirit tradition’ and a boardroom meeting with Editor Tim Jonze. Later this week Antony will feature a phone interview with Bjork, live performances and a slew of other surprises.

Oh, and Swanlights is out this week!

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