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Antony and the Johnsons

Antony and the Johnsons


Years Active: 1998 to present

Genre: Chamber pop

Country: New York, United States


Antony Hegarty (lead vocals, piano)
Julia Kent (previously of Rasputina) (cello)
Parker Kindred (drummer)
Jeff Langston (bassist)
Doug Wieselman (horns)
Maxim Moston (violin, arrangement)
Rob Moose (guitar, violin)

Artist Bio:

From Wikipedia Antony and the Johnsons is a music group presenting the work of Antony Hegarty and his collaborators. British experimental musician David Tibet of Current 93 heard a demo and offered to release Antony's music through his Durtro label. The debut album, Antony and the Johnsons, was released in 2000. In 2001, Antony released a short follow-up EP, I Fell in Love with a Dead Boy, which, in addition to the title track, included a cover of "Mysteries of Love", a David Lynch/Angelo Badalamenti song and "Soft Black Stars", a Current 93 cover. Producer Hal Willner heard the EP and played it to Lou Reed, who immediately recruited him for his project The Raven. Now gaining more attention, Antony signed to US-based record label Secretly Canadian, and released another EP, The Lake, with Lou Reed guest-performing on one of the tracks. Secretly Canadian also re-released Antony's debut album in the United States to wider distribution in 2004. Antony's second full-length album, 2005's I am a Bird Now, was greeted with positive reviews and significantly more mainstream attention. The album featured guest appearances by Lou Reed, Rufus Wainwright, Boy George and Devendra Banhart, and circled themes of duality and transformation. I Am a Bird......[Read More]