Juana Molina’s first live album, ANRMAL, arrives next month

The wonderful multi-talented and multi-faceted artist Juana Molina is releasing ANRMAL, her first-ever live album. Just before lockdown, when much like everything else her European tour was cancelled, Molina performed at Mexico’s NRMAL Festival in early March. Luckily for us, that performance was recorded and arrives as a live album on October 23rd through Crammed Discs. ANRMAL features rearranged renditions of tracks from Molina’s previous albums, Halo, Wed 21 and Un día as well as from the Forfun EP. A staggering live version of ‘Eras’, lifted from 2013’s Wed 21, is now streaming. If you haven’t had a chance to see her live, this song will give an idea of what you’re missing out. Watch the accompanying live video made by Rarara below.


Juana Molina offers surprise rendition of ‘Cara de Espejo’

Juana Molina‘s wonderful album Halo, released in 2017, still has a total and timeless hold on us. Now that her upcoming European tour is sadly unlikely to go ahead for obvious reasons, the multi-talented and inventive artist is spreading a little joy with a surprise rendition of ‘Cara de Espejo’, lifted from Halo. The new version was recorded and filmed at her home studio near Buenos Aires, and directed by Alejo Moguillansky. Watch it below.

Juana Molina’s comical characters return to life in the new video for ‘Cosoco’

Released nearly a year ago, Juana Molina‘s wonderful album Halo has a total and timeless hold on us. The bewitching ‘Cosoco’, which served as the album’s first single, is now being offered with a wildly amusing video. Directed by herself, Alejandro Ros and Ian Kornfeld, the video has the usual dose of charming and comical weirdness she got us used to over the years. A multi-talented and multi-faceted artist, Molina can just about do anything and the video saw her revisit her 90’s popular sketch comedy show Juana y Sus Hermanas, where she played a bunch of sister characters, based on Argentinian stereotypes. Molina brings back to life her character Gladys the Beautician, and creates a new wacky one, Bigóteta, the fashion designer. In the works for months, the result is something you’ll want to watch more than once.

Halo is out now via Crammed Discs.

Le Guess Who?’s Who 2017: Tune-Yards

There’s less than two weeks to go before Le Guess Who? takes over Utrecht. With over 150 artists set to perform, how do we make sense of such a monumental line-up? We made a list of the artists we’re most excited to see and asked them for their recommendations.

Tune-Yards

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Performing Sunday 12th November at TivoliVredenburg

Tune-Yards always screams fun. The duo of Merrill Garbus and Nate Brenner hadn’t released an album in three years but we can rejoice, for they have a new record on the way. I can feel you creep into my private life is due out in January and they have already teased it with a sparkling single. Bringing their dance-inducing music to TivoliVredenburg on the last day of Le Guess Who?, the festival will undoubtedly close on an explosive high note. We’ve asked Nate what other bands he is looking forward to. Find out his recommendations below!

 

Juana Molina

Official Website

Performing Sunday 12th November at TivoliVredenburg

 

Shabazz Palaces

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Performing Saturday 11th November at TivoliVredenburg

 

Moor Mother

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Performing Friday 10th November at TivoliVredenburg, curated by Jerusalem In My Heart

 

Le Guess Who? will take place 9-12 November. For the full line-up, tickets and more info visit leguesswho.com. And stay tuned for more artists we’re excited about picking their own Le Guess Who?’s Who.

Le Guess Who?’s Who 2017: Aquaserge

There’s just over two weeks to go before Le Guess Who? takes over Utrecht. With over 150 artists set to perform, how do we make sense of such a monumental line-up? We made a list of the artists we’re most excited to see and asked them for their recommendations.

Aquaserge

Official Website

Performing Saturday 11th November at EKKO

The wonderful and thrilling musical universe of Toulouse’s experimental pop band Aquaserge sprawls across a number of influences and genres, from pop and 60s/70s rock to free jazz and noise. A supergroup of sorts, with an ever evolving cast of incredible musicians, they’ve released Laisse ça être earlier this year and we love the album to bits. Have a look at their recommendations for the festival, with a few words from the band.

“First of all, it’s very rare, and we are very happy to be invited to play at a festival with such a quality line up. Picking acts was no easy task…”

 

Sun Ra Arkestra

Official Website

Performing Sunday 12th November at TivoliVredenburg

“for the power of the orchestra, which goes in all directions”

 

Lili Boulanger – ‘Du fond de l’abîme’ performed by Radio Philharmonic Orchestra

 

Performing Friday 10th November at TivoliVredenburg

“it’s very rare to be able to listen to her music”

 

Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares

Official Website

Performing Thursday 9th November at Domkerk, curated by Perfume Genius

 

Film: Incident at Restigouche

 

Showing Sunday 12th November at Louis Hartlooper Complex, curated by Jerusalem In My Heart

 

Juana Molina

Official Website

Performing Sunday 12th November at TivoliVredenburg

“simply an exceptional artist”

 

Richard Youngs

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Performing Friday 10th November at LE:EN, curated by Grouper

“a collaborator of our friend Makoto Kawabata, a unique guitar sound”

 

Le Guess Who? will take place 9-12 November. For the full line-up, tickets and more info visit leguesswho.com. And stay tuned for more artists we’re excited about picking their own Le Guess Who?’s Who.

Juana Molina shares animated video for new single ‘In the Lassa’

Juana Molina - In the LassaJane Bone’s Adventures is the title of the short animated film that accompanies Juana Molina‘s wonderful new single ‘In the Lassa’, taken from her recently released album Halo. Molina unveiled the video in three parts over the last few days, and the whole effort, which unfolds like a video game, is now streaming. Opertura directs. Watch it below.

Halo is out now via Crammed Discs.