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...
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...
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...
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Ecstatic Music Festival 2014

Ecstatic Music Festival 2014

The Ecstatic Music Festival (EMF) returns for a fourth season of adventurous collaborative concerts bringing together performers and composers from across the sonic spectrum for 11 highly unique and utterly original collaborations. At a time when incorporating diverse musical influences is the norm rather than the exception, the EMF gives some of today’s most compelling...
GRAMMY Award for Roomful of Teeth

GRAMMY Award for Roomful of Teeth

New Amsterdam is proud to announce that Roomful of Teeth has been awarded a GRAMMY Award in the Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance Category as part of the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Roomful of Teeth is a New Amsterdam artist and also released their self-titled debut album on New Amsterdam Records in October 2012 to great acclaim....
Roomful of Teeth performs at The GRAMMYs

Roomful of Teeth performs at The GRAMMYs

New Amsterdam artist Roomful of Teeth will be performing this Sunday, January 26, at the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards Pre-Telecast! The telecast will be streamed online from 4-6pm EDT. More info HERE.
New Amsterdam Presents: Julianna Barwick and yMusic in Indianapolis

New Amsterdam Presents: Julianna Barwick and yMusic in Indianapolis

As part of New Amsterdam’s continuing partnership with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, New Amsterdam will be curating several concerts with the ISO this season, beginning with a special performance this Sunday night, January 26. Appearing on the performance is vocalist Julianna Barwick, whose looped vocal compositions defy easy categorization. In recent months she has toured with Sigur Ros, sung...
itsnotyouitsme's This I: Press Round-Up

itsnotyouitsme’s This I: Press Round-Up

This I, released November 19 on New Amsterdam Records, is the fourth recording from itsnotyouitsme, the duo of the two prolific and highly regarded New York musicians guitarist Grey Mcmurray and violinist/composer Caleb Burhans. The album has already received a substantial amount of praise from multiple press outlets. This I was featured as Q2 Music’s Album of the Week, and Q2′s...
Andrew McKenna Lee's The Knell's: Press Round-Up

Andrew McKenna Lee’s The Knell’s: Press Round-Up

The self-titled debut from The Knells (a new ensemble formed by composer/guitarist Andrew McKenna Lee) featuring Mivos String Quartet and more, released on November 19 on New Amsterdam Records, has already received a significant amount of press coverage and acclaim. The New York Times’ Jon Pareles praised Lee’s “ambitious, accomplished rock side” as exhibited in the album,...

New Amsterdam Showcase at Van Dyke Park

On Monday, January 13, New Amsterdam will be presenting an unofficial APAP showcase, featuring TIGUE, No Lands, Trevor Wilson’s Vocal Ensemble, Vicky Chow, and Aaron Roche! The show is free for registered APAP attendees and a suggested donation of $10 for all others. The showcase will start at 8pm at New Am’s headquarters, Van Dyke Park, which is located at 98A Van...

The New Republic’s Best Albums of 2013

The New Republic’s David Hajdu recently named his Best Albums of 2013, with two New Amsterdam releases included. Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society’s Brooklyn Babylon was named #1 Best Albums of 2013, along with Andrew McKenna Lee’s The Knells at #6. Congratulations to both artists! For more information on both records, visit New Amsterdam Records....
The Wall Street Journal: It's Been a Good Year for New Amsterdam

The Wall Street Journal: It’s Been a Good Year for New Amsterdam

The Wall Street Journal’s Corinne Ramey recently wrote an article focusing on New Amsterdam’s past year and first inaugural benefit. Ramey highlighted the handful of recent GRAMMY nominations for albums released on New Amsterdam, as well as this year’s Pulitzer Prize for music, which was awarded to Caroline Shaw for her Partita, recorded on New...
New Amsterdam on Best of 2013 Lists

New Amsterdam on Best of 2013 Lists

New Amsterdam Records is honored to have many albums released this past year included on multiple Best of 2013 lists! Earning several mentions, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society’s sophomore release, Brooklyn Babylon, was included in iTunes Music’s Best Jazz Albums of 2013, NPR Music’s 50 Favorite Albums of 2013, and WNYC Soundcheck’s 2013 Gift Guide....
56th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominations

56th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominations

Big congratulations to Roomful of Teeth and Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, whose recent New Amsterdam releases have been nominated for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards! Roomful of Teeth’s self-titled debut album has been nominated in the categories of Best Engineer for Classical Album, Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance, and Best Contemporary Classical Composition for Caroline...
An Interview with Andrew McKenna Lee for The Knells

An Interview with Andrew McKenna Lee for The Knells

Sitting down with Andrew McKenna Lee by Gideon Broshy   This is the first time you’ve worked with an ensemble that very closely resembles a rock band.  What was the writing process like? How much collaboration did it involve? The project was put together much more like chamber music than like rock music.  I would...