August 29, 2008

just antony

since 2005's mercury prize winning album, i am a bird now, antony hegarty (or just antony) seems to have devoted most of his time to collaborating with friends like bjork, hercules & love affair, & one of his earliest champions, lou reed on various projects...but it's nice to hear recently that he's also been busy in the studio with the johnsons, recording both a new full length album that is due in early 2009, & a five song ep entitled another world that will come out on october 7th...dude's got such an unmistakably heartbreaking voice that it's almost a crime for it to be pushed to the background or hidden behind heavy electronic, something to look forward the mean time, here's the first track to surface from lou reed's upcoming concert film, berlin (which also finds sharon jones lending her voice to a couple songs & was directed by julian schnabel, whose last film, the diving bell & the butterfly is a must see), as well as antony's absolutely fantastic contribution to leonard cohen's 2006 tribute film, i'm your man.

download: lou reed ft. antony - caroline says, pt. ii (live)
download: antony - if it be your will (live)


April said...

his voice is AMAZING!

candace said...

what's that on his shirt?