On October 7th, Antony and the Johnsons will release “Another World” EP on cd and vinyl. Below is the press release:
“Antony and the Johnsons emerged onto the international stage in 2005 with their breakthrough I Am A Bird Now. The group were awarded the Mercury Prize in the UK and toured the world. Since then Antony has participated on tracks with Bjork on her latest album “Volta”, appeared in the Leonard Cohen documentary “I’m Your Man”, featured as vocalist with disco act Hercules and Love Affair, recorded for the Todd Haynes bio epic of Bob Dylan “I’m Not There”, and collaborated with Charles Atlas on a European tour of their stage spectacle “TURNING”.
Now Antony and the Johnsons have emerged with a new album, ‘The Crying Light’ which will be released January 21st 2009. “Another World” is the first single, and it will be released as part of the five-song Another World EP which is being released on October 7th.
On “Another World”, Antony sings of a disappearing world. The EP also includes “Shake That Devil”. Part exorcism and part Shangri La, Antony calls out shape-shifting perpetrators and banishes them one by one. Two other songs, “Crackagen” and “Sing For Me” are pastoral and surreal. Finally the epic “Hope Mountain” closes the EP, an episodic narrative set after a flood; people gather on a mountain to witness the emergence of a luminous girl.
The cover features a portrait of Japanese Butoh co-founder Kazuo Ohno, taken by Pierre-Olivier Deschamps in 1984.”