Antony and the Johnsons Announce “Swanlights” EP Out April 26, Special Vinyl For Record Store Day, New Video

Antony and the Johnsons will release the “Swanlights” EP digitally and on 10”via Secretly Canadian on April 26. A CD version is forthcoming. The 10” vinyl will be available on Record Store Day, April 16. The EP includes a remix of the title track by Oneohtrix Point Never as well as two exclusive b-sides. Antony’s sister, Sara Hegarty, directed the “Swanlights” video. It contains excerpts from the forthcoming film “The Last Hymn” featuring Sierra Paris. Antony has described the concept of swanlights as “the reflection of light on the surface of the water at night and the moment when a spirit jumps out of a body and turns into a violet ghost. “ See the video here (Pitchfork).

Antony and the Johnsons performed at the TED Conference in Long Beach, CA on March 2. TED is a nonprofit dedicated to spreading ideas and bringing together people in the technology, entertainment and design fields. The TED site has photos of the special performance here.

Also, Matmos has joined the team for the forthcoming production of “The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic” which includes Antony, Marina Abromovic, Willem Dafoe, and Robert Wilson. The show features scenes from Abramović’s life and career, from her Serbian childhood to her work as a performance artist. It also features original and traditional music, including songs written and performed by Antony.

Antony and the Johnsons released their latest album, “Swanlights” last October on Secretly Canadian. Abrams Image simultaneously released a special edition of “Swanlights” that includes the CD inside a 144-page hard cover book containing Antony’s paintings, collages, photography and writing. The album and book are a continuation of Antony’s work exploring his connection to the natural world.

“Swanlights” EP Tracklist
1 – Swanlights
2 – Find The Rhythm Of Your Love
3 – Kissing Noone
4 – Swanlights OPN edit

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