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,...
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...
2014 Cary New Music New Music Performance Awardee

2014 Cary New Music New Music Performance Awardee

New Amsterdam Presents is very honored and excited to have been named a 2014 Cary New Music New Music Performance Awardee by New Music USA. The award will help NewAm’s mission of supporting the public’s engagement with new music by composers and performers whose work grows from the fertile ground between genres. Each...
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...
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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%...
Darcy James Argue's Secret Society Announces 2014 Tour

Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society Announces 2014 Tour

GRAMMY-nominated composer-bandleader Darcy James Argue is excited to announce new shows with Secrety Society, his 18-piece ensemble. They’ll appear on May 10 at ShapeShifter Lab in Brooklyn, on July 8 at the Jazz Standard in Midtown Manhattan, and on August 1 at the Newport Jazz Festival. These dates will be interspersed by a string of Canadian and European shows – full list of tour dates is below. The band has also revealed a brand new trailer showcasing...
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...
Bandcamp Feature on David T. Little's Haunt of Last Nightfall

Bandcamp Feature on David T. Little’s Haunt of Last Nightfall

The Bandcamp Blog recently interviewed composer David T. Little about his recent New Amsterdam release, Haunt of Last Nightfall. The feature praises the music as “alternately intimate, eerie, and distressingly violent,” and also recognizes the featured performers Third Coast Percussion. Click here to listen to Haunt on Last Nightfall and for more information.
ANNOUNCING: Olga Bell's Krai

ANNOUNCING: Olga Bell’s Krai

Pre-order the album digital, CD, or limited-edition red vinyl   Stream “Perm Krai” (via Pitchfork) New Amsterdam Records is pleased to announce Russian-born, New York-based composer/producer Olga Bell‘s new album Krai, available world-wide on April 29, 2014. 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. Lead...
ANNOUNCING: David T. Little's Haunt of Last Nightfall

ANNOUNCING: David T. Little’s Haunt of Last Nightfall

New Amsterdam Records is pleased to announce that David T. Little will release his new album Haunt of Last Nightfall on February 25, 2014. Performed and commissioned by acclaimed ensemble Third Coast Percussion, the piece looks to a tragic moment in El Salvadoran history, the massacre at El Mozote, El Salvador in December 1981. Third Coast Percussion will perform David T. Little’s Haunt...
Darcy James Argue's Secret Society to perform at The Jazz Gallery

Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society to perform at The Jazz Gallery

Brooklyn-based composer-bandleader Darcy James Argue and his innovative 18-piece bigband Secret Society will appear on March 14th and 15th at The Jazz Gallery in midtown Manhattan, performing two sets each night. The group will showcase newly composed and unrecorded works alongside selections from their critically acclaimed 2013 album Brooklyn Babylon and their 2009 debut Infernal Machines, including music originally commissioned by The...