Interview Magazine premiered the new single, “One Half” from solo artist Julianna Barwick. The track, off her recently announced new album, Nepenthe, is the first audio we have heard from her follow-up album to the fantastic 2011 release The Magic Place. Nepenthe was recorded in Iceland with Alex Somers (Sigur Rós, Jónsi, Jónsi & Alex) and the album definitely plays well against the dark and lush landscapes of the recording environment. Compared to her last album, recorded in her Brooklyn bedroom studio, this album looks to have much wider and sweeping arrangements transporting the listener to Iceland with Barwick, giving them something truly inspiring to hear.
You can pre-order the new album at SCD, iTunes, and Amazon. If you are in Manhattan in August then stop by Judson Memorial Church on the 20th for her album release show. Check the rest of her tour dates here.
Julianna Barwick has a brand new album coming to you August 20. Created this past February in Reykjavík, Iceland, Nepenthe speaks to the isolation and grief Julianna experienced during the making of the album. Taking her recording process out of the bedroom and into a foreign country led Julianna to welcome new beings, both human and landscape, into the making of her third album. The ending is Julianna much as we’ve seen her before, only this time the experience is heightened.
Today, we are treated to the first look and sound of Nepenthe. Watch the Derrick Belcham directed album trailer “Forever” above or at Pitchfork. You’ll find the Nepenthe album artwork and tracklisting below.
Nepenthe Track Listing:
2. The Harbinger
3. One Half
4. Look Into Your Own Mind
8. Adventurer of the Family
9. Crystal Lake
10. Waving To You
Thursday is turning out to be a pretty great day! We have the great privilege of welcoming Julianna Barwick to the Dead Oceans family. The signing comes in conjunction with the announcement of Julianna’s new album, Nepenthe, set for release in August. It’s the follow-up to her The Magic Place, released in 2011.
Nepenthe was recorded with producer/engineer Alex Somers (Jónsi & Alex), a teenage female choir and members of Amiina and Múm. Stay tuned for more information on the forthcoming release! Until then, watch Julianna’s video for “The Magic Place” below.