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Antony performs in Oslo, Norway in 2011.
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August 7, 2012 A recording (and transcript) of the singer's remarks about nature, religion and gender, from the new live album Cut The World.
Antony Hegarty of Antony and the Johnsons.
Don Felix Cervantes
October 3, 2010 Swanlights isn't exactly a beach record, but for Antony Hegarty, it does sound like a rough approximation of feeling good -- or at least a sincere attempt to pursue happiness and growth. Hear Swanlights in its entirety here until Oct. 12.
Tricky (upper left), Sufjan Stevens (upper right), Sharon Van Etten (bottom left) and Antony Hegarty (bottom right).
September 21, 2010 On this edition of All Songs Considered, host Bob Boilen talks with producer Robin Hilton and NPR Music editor Stephen Thompson about some of the albums they're most heavily anticipating this fall. Hear sneak previews of new music from Sufjan Stevens, Deerhunter, Belle and Sebastian, Antony and the Johnsons and more.
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July 7, 2009 Tonight and every night, hordes of keg-tapping sex-havers are congregating. Tonight and every night, you were not invited. What you and your poor, pockmarked soul need is a soundtrack — five songs to ensure that you and your stuffed animals will have a night to remember.
March 26, 2009 The power of Antony Hegarty's The Crying Light finds the minimalist bluesman exploring humanity's relationship to the world through melodramatic chamber-pop songs.
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March 2, 2009 On this edition of All Songs Considered we've got an eclectic mix of live performances for you: Legendary crooner Tom Jones plays at the desk of host Bob Boilen, Leonard Cohen offers a rare and intimate concert from The Beacon Theatre in New York, and Antony and the Johnsons give an eerily beautiful performance from Washington, D.C. Also on the show: U2 returns with its best album in years, and a new Daniel Lanois-produced album from Rocco DeLuca and the Burden.
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February 5, 2009 Much of Antony and the Johnsons' music has revolved around singer Antony Hegarty's efforts to come to terms with and explore his sexual identity. But his latest album, The Crying Light, shifts away from issues of gender.
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February 3, 2009 Antony Hegarty, lead singer for Antony and the Johnsons, has a striking sound — "between male and female ... at once ethereal and earthy," one critic writes. The group's new CD is The Crying Light.
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January 26, 2009 The New York-based band Beirut travels to Mexico for its latest album: a brassy, adventurous double EP called March of Zapotec. It won't be released until the end of February, but you can hear a sneak preview here with the song, "The Shrew." Also on this edition of All Songs Considered: an ambitious debut release from the seven-piece, Nashville-based ensemble Darla Farmer; a collaboration between David Byrne and the Dirty Projectors, as part of a new album to promote AIDS awareness; a moody, gorgeous new album from Mali's Rokia Traore; new music from the seemingly tortured Antony and the Johnsons; a solo release from AC Newman of the New Pornographers; and Norwegian punk-pop singer Ida Maria.
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October 9, 2008 "Hope Mountain" finds singer Antony Hegarty offering up only a vague sketch of what lands somewhere between a fairy tale and a folk tale, with some whispers of deeper spiritual meaning at the end. But it may be his most wrenchingly gorgeous song yet.
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