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yMusic Releases Andrew Norman's "Music in Circles" via Pitchfork

yMusic Releases Andrew Norman’s “Music in Circles” via Pitchfork

New Amsterdam Records is excited to share the Andrew Norman composition “Music In Circles” from acclaimed chamber ensemble yMusic‘s upcoming album Balance Problems, out September 30, 2014 on New Amsterdam. Pitchfork praised the track as “a five-minute static-electricity storm…The strings dance in and out between pure percussive noise and harmonic information in a way that should feel faintly familiar to Sonic Youth fans. At the...
ANNOUNCING: yMusic's Balance Problems

ANNOUNCING: yMusic’s Balance Problems

New Amsterdam Records is proud to announce the release of Balance Problems from acclaimed chamber ensemble yMusic, out September 30, 2014. The record features compositions by Timo Andres, Marcos Balter, Mark Dancigers, Nico Muhly, Andrew Norman, Sufjan Stevens, and Jeremy Turner, and was produced by Son Lux. To give audiences a glimpse of what to expect from Balance Problems, yMusic has released an album...
ANNOUNCING: No Lands' Negative Space

ANNOUNCING: No Lands’ Negative Space

New Amsterdam Records is proud to announce Negative Space, the debut full-length from No Lands, the recording project of Brooklyn-based electronic musician and sound artist Michael Hammond. No Lands has also revealed “City,” a track from Negative Space. “This song was written about a life-altering phone call, in which I found out some devastating news,” Hammond said about the track. “It’s about leaving a place, mentally...
Craig Wedren, Jefferson Friedman, & ACME: "Tarrying" Video

Craig Wedren, Jefferson Friedman, & ACME: “Tarrying” Video

Following the release of their long-awaited collaborative album On In Love, Craig Wedren, Jefferson Friedman, & ACME (American Contemporary Music Ensemble), have also released a brand new music video for the single “Tarrying” via Impose Magazine. Impose also features an interview with Wedren about the album, and describes the video as an “earnest appeal” that “adds an...
ANNOUNCING: Battle Trance's Palace of Wind

ANNOUNCING: Battle Trance’s Palace of Wind

New Amsterdam Records is excited to announce Palace of Wind, the debut full-length release from Travis Laplante’s genre-defying tenor saxophone quartet Battle Trance. The record will see a release on August 26, 2014. The group has released an album trailer featuring a dreamlike montage of the performers and audio from the record. The group has also announced a string of North American...
Olga Bell’s Krai - Pitchfork & The Talkhouse Review

Olga Bell’s KraiPitchfork & The Talkhouse Review

Congratulations to Olga Bell, whose recently released sophomore album Krai has already been earning praise from multiple press outlets. The album received an excellent review on Pitchfork, with Jayson Greene calling it a “stirring collection of strange, thrilling noises” and a “mesmerizing, eventful” album. In addition, Nika Danilova (aka Zola Jesus), also recently reviewed the record for The Talkhouse,...
NewAm iTunes Promotion

NewAm iTunes Promotion

ANNOUNCING: New Amsterdam iTunes Promotion 20% off most NewAm releases through the venerable digital music retailer   New Amsterdam Records is excited to announce a limited-time promotion on iTunes, during which most of the NewAm catalogue will be available at a discounted price. For a limited time, over 40 critically acclaimed New Amsterdam Records albums are available on iTunes at a discount of 20%...
On In Love Video Trailer

On In Love Video Trailer

In anticipation for the May 27th release of On In Love by Jefferson Friedman and Craig Wedren, a special video trailer for the album has been created, included below:   Created in collaboration with ACME, On In Love is the long-awaited collaborative effort from Craig Wedren, Jefferson Friedman. They recently premiered “Tarrying” via A.V. Club, who wrote of the track: “Delicate and dynamic, ["Tarrying"]...
Olga Bell's Krai on Pitchfork Advance

Olga Bell’s Krai on Pitchfork Advance

In anticipation for the release of Olga Bell’s Krai on April 29, Pitchfork is streaming the entire album via Pitchfork Advance! To be released next Tuesday, Krai is inspired by the lesser-known corners of Bell’s homeland and written entirely in her native Russian, Krai is Bell’s second LP and first large-scale composition. Pitchfork premiered “Perm Krai,” noting that the track...
An Interview with David T. Little for Haunt of Last Nightfall

An Interview with David T. Little for Haunt of Last Nightfall

David T. Little’s Haunt of Last Nightfall, performed by Third Coast Percussion and recently released by New Amsterdam Records, looks to a tragic moment in El Salvadoran history, the massacre at El Mozote in December 1981. In this interview, Little talks about political music, polystylism, his days as a percussion student and more with Gideon...
ANNOUNCING: Craig Wedren & Jefferson Friedman's On In Love

ANNOUNCING: Craig Wedren & Jefferson Friedman’s On In Love

New Amsterdam Records is proud to announce the long-awaited collaborative effort from Craig Wedren, Jefferson Friedman and ACME called On In Love, which will be released on May 27, 2014. They premiered “Tarrying” via A.V. Club, who wrote of the track: “Delicate and dynamic, ["Tarrying"] is justly theatrical.” The track is now available for streaming and embed HERE. Pre-order for the album is available HERE. For On In Love,...
Olga Bell’s Krai at (Le) Poisson Rouge

Olga Bell’s Krai at (Le) Poisson Rouge

New Amsterdam is proud to present the NYC premiere of Olga Bell’s Krai at (Le) Poisson Rouge on Monday, April 28. To be released world-wide on April 29, 2014 on New Amsterdam Records, Krai is inspired by the lesser-known corners of Bell’s homeland and written entirely in her native Russian, Krai is Bell’s second LP and first large-scale composition. Pitchfork recently premiered the lead single, Perm Krai, noting...