Hello friends and faithful listeners- hopefully by now you’ve read this news on twitter or in the digital format of your choosing, but we wanted to let you know that we are in the midst of an exciting remix campaign! Between now and the end of the year, we will be premiering a new remix weekly at Q2 music. Each remix is derived from a track on Balance Problems and will air free of charge for a week. Thereafter, you may purchase the track to contribute to New Amsterdam Records‘ annual fundraiser. So far, the group’s violinist, Rob Moose, has contributed a remix of Sufjan Stevens‘ “The Human Plague,” and S Carey, from Bon Iver, wrote a beautiful song as a remix of “The Bear and the Squirrel.” Visit the site to hear these tracks and stay tuned for weekly updates!
Weekly remixes from “Balance Problems” at Q2
yMusic in the Boston Globe!
It’s not every day we get profiled in a major newspaper, and we are tremendously excited to be featured in today’s Boston Globe! CJ Camerieri, Rob Moose and Nadia Sirota each managed to speak with David Weininger, who brought a thorough preparation and unique level of understanding to his interview with the group. The story revisits the group’s founding and explores its variegated relationship with the written musical page, both on its own and in collaborations with Ben Folds, Dirty Projectors and Gabriel Kahane. Click here to read the full article, and come see us with Blake Mills at The Sinclair and with Sam Green at the ICA!
Balance Problems available for Pre-order!
Step right up and drink in our latest offering! In keeping with the tradition of two word album titles starting with the letter B, we humbly submit to you the following: Balance Problems, available September 30 from New Amsterdam Records. This album was recorded at Phish’ Barn studio in Vermont by Alex Venguer, produced and mixed by Son Lux, and features compositions by some of the best young composers out there: Timothy Andres, Marcos Balter, Mark Dancigers, Nico Muhly, Andrew Norman, Sufjan Stevens and Jeremy Turner! We are extremely proud of Balance Problems, and desperately want to put it in your hands. As such, it is available now for pre-order from Bandcamp, both digitally and as a compact disc.
Pictures from Lincoln Center Out of Doors show w/ Jose Gonzalez
We recently had a wonderful night in Damrosch Park, performing a set of our music as well as 10 songs with Jose Gonzalez. Not only did we enjoy playing outdoors for the first time, but we certainly didn’t mind the capacity plus crowd of 7,000 New Yorkers! We are deeply indebted to Lincoln Center, the Out of Doors Festival, and Bill Bragin, who dreamed up the collaboration and put it all together. We hope it is the beginning of more collaborative shows with Jose, and were thrilled to have taken part in it. A few videos have popped up on YouTube, so please check out moments of “Heartbeats”, ”Crosses” and a sort of greatest hits of the night! Here are some pictures from the event (all photos by Sachyn Mital). Stay tuned for more video on our YouTube page as well!