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ANNOUNCING: Self-Titled Debut Album from The Knells

ANNOUNCING: Self-Titled Debut Album from The Knells

The self-titled debut from The Knells (a new ensemble formed by composer/guitarist Andrew McKenna Lee) featuring Mivos String Quartet and more, will be released on November 19 on New Amsterdam Records. The Knells is a grand statement of purpose coming from Brooklyn-based artist Andrew McKenna Lee. A seasoned performer and composer who has showcased his talents in...
ANNOUNCING: Undiscovered Islands: A New Imprint for Non-Traditional Releases

ANNOUNCING: Undiscovered Islands: A New Imprint for Non-Traditional Releases

This October, we are proud to announce the launch of Undiscovered Islands, a new boutique-style imprint of New Amsterdam Records. Named in honor of NewAm’s inaugural concert series, Undiscovered Islands will specialize in non-traditional releases including, but not limited to: vinyl EP’s + LP’s, singles, remixes, digital-only releases, limited-edition runs, and multimedia projects. Artistically, the imprint will retain New Amsterdam’s area of...
ANNOUNCING: Daniel Wohl's Corps Exquis

ANNOUNCING: Daniel Wohl’s Corps Exquis

Brooklyn-based electroacoustic composer/performer Daniel Wohl, praised as one of his generation’s “imaginative and skillful creators” (The New York Times), will release his debut album Corps Exquis June 25 on New Amsterdam Records. Wohl’s music is performed by acclaimed new music quintet TRANSIT on the disc, and features guest performances by Aaron Roche, Julia Holter and So Percussion. Wohl and TRANSIT will celebrate...
ANNOUNCING: Big Farm's Self-Titled Debut Album

ANNOUNCING: Big Farm’s Self-Titled Debut Album

NYC-based four-piece Big Farm will release their self-titled debut album May 28th on New Amsterdam Records. “Something like a Blind Faith–style supergroup for new-music cognoscenti” (Time Out New York), Big Farm features four of today’s most revered and vital composer/performers: Grammy winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist vocalist-lyricist Rinde Eckert; in-demand electric bassist Mark Haanstra; Grammy winner and pioneering composer/guitarist...
ANNOUNCING: Jace Clayton's The Julius Eastman Memory Depot

ANNOUNCING: Jace Clayton’s The Julius Eastman Memory Depot

Jace Clayton (also known as DJ /rupture) will release his new album, The Julius Eastman Memory Depot, on March 26 on New Amsterdam Records. On the album, Clayton again brings his sense of compassion, wide-eyed exploration, and razor-sharp intellect to the table, but instead of using a variety of sources for inspiration, for the first time,...
ANNOUNCING: Nadia Sirota's Baroque

ANNOUNCING: Nadia Sirota’s Baroque

It’s not hard to understand why celebrated violist Nadia Sirota chose Baroque for the title of her sophomore album, out March 26th on New Amsterdam Records and on Bedroom Community in the UK/EU. The follow-up to Sirota’s 2009 debut First Things First (a New York Times record of the year), Baroque is as intricate and ornate as its name suggests, adorning Sirota’s singular interpretive voice...
New Amsterdam on Best of 2012 lists

New Amsterdam on Best of 2012 lists

        New Amsterdam Records is honored to have many albums released this past year included on multiple Best of 2012 lists! As a label, New Amsterdam was included in the “Labels We Love” Sale by eMusic and listed by Textura as one of their Ten Favourite Labels of 2012. Earning several mentions,...
Ecstatic Summer: Press Round-Up

Ecstatic Summer: Press Round-Up

  Ecstatic™ Summer wrapped up three great shows this past summer with the final show on August 25 featuring Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society and Brooklyn disco stalwarts Escort. The Village Voice called the show a “feverish fusion,” stating that Argue’s Secret Society played with a “bright palette and elastic tempos will rock your head in virtually any...
ANNOUNCING: The 2012 Ecstatic Music Festival

ANNOUNCING: The 2012 Ecstatic Music Festival

This Winter, the Kaufman Center, in association with New Amsterdam, will present the second annual Ecstatic Music Festival at Merkin Concert Hall. The concerts will run February 4 through March 28. This year’s enticing pairings include the Mountain Goats & Anonymous 4, Rhys Chatham & Oneida, Dan Deacon with NOW Ensemble & the Calder Quartet,...