Cincinnati's MusicNOW Festival Celebrates 10th Anniversary With Compilation Album
February 12, 2015 at 12:04 PM (PT)
Founded in 2006 by THE NATIONAL's BRYCE DESSNER in his hometown of CINCINNATI, MUSICNOW FESTIVAL celebrates its 10th anniversary MARCH 11th-15th with a 16-track album that highlights classic moments from the concert.
The release includes ROBIN PECKNOLD playing the traditional "Silver Dagger" for the first time, the debut performance of GRIZZLY BEAR's "While You Wait for the Others," the premiere of SUFJAN STEVENS' "The Owl & the Tanager" as well as collaborations featuring OWEN PALLETT ("E Is For Estranged"), JUSTIN VERNON ("Love More"), SHARON VAN ETTEN, TINARIWEN ("Imidiwan Ma Tenam"), BONNIE "PRINCE" BILLY ("Love Comes To Me"), ANDREW BYRD ("Section 8 City"), SOUNDS OF THE SOUTH ("Trials, Troubles, Tribulations") and DIRTY PROJECTORS ("Emblem Of The World"). The album comes out digitally MARCH 10th via BRASSLAND and pre-orders for physical formats will begin on TUESDAY, MARCH 17th here.
"Many of my most significant memories as a musician have taken place in CINCINNATI during the MUSICNOW FESTIVAL over the last 10 years, " DESSNER said. "When we started, we were driven to create an intimate music festival that was as much a creative refuge for the artists as it is for the audience to partake in intimate and rare performances. We have celebrated works in progress and new commissions, new collaborations and detailed music of all kinds regardless of genre or popularity. "
This year's MUSICNOW FESTIVAL will take place March 11th-15th. For the full schedule and more details go here.