Record Release Shows
What’s an album release without a little bit of a party? We here at yMusic take this concept fairly seriously, and are excited to let you in on our plans. On October 10th at 7pm, we will jump on stage 2 at Rockwood Music Hall to play our new album live IN ITS ENTIRETY. Rockwood is one of our favorite places to play, it always sounds great in there and the waitstaff works the minor miracle of serving guests drinks without interrupting the music. We guarantee a good time and urge you to buy tickets here!
In addition to this show, yMusic will be making a number of other east coast appearances. We will be opening for and playing with the fantastic guitarist and singer, Blake Mills, in Boston, New York, DC, Brooklyn and Philadelphia. Blake was a special guest at yMusic’s Lincoln Center Atrium series, and we are excited to make music with him again soon. Check out his new album, Heigh Ho, and come say hi at one of the shows!
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.
Music for Heart and Breath
With all of this summer’s activity, we missed the chance to draw your attention to a fantastic new record that features yMusic! Our dear friend, Richard Reed Parry, who you undoubtedly know through his work with Arcade Fire, has developed a beautiful body of compositions. In his music, the performers wear stethoscopes in order to follow the pulse of their heartbeats, while others draw bows according to the rate of their breathing; it’s fascinating and beautiful! Over the past few years, he has managed to align the stars of artist scheduling and actually record these gems, and they have finally been released by Deutsche Grammaphon on a single disc! The list of personnel includes Aaron and Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, Kronos Quartet, and our little group. Click here to listen to the NPR Weekend Edition feature, here for a Pitchfork Review, and here to buy on Amazon!
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!