Nobody in the world sounds like Antony and the Johnsons. Antony Hegarty's voice is haunting in a way that makes you feel like maybe you're actually being haunted. It's ghostly and spooky, but not like in an aggressive Poltergeist way, not nearly as meek as Casper, but like that nice old-lady ghost you found in the attic of some abandoned Victorian mansion. Sweetly spooky.
Antony and his gang are putting out Cut the World on August 6, an album recorded this past September in Copenhagen with the Danish National Chamber Orchestra, featuring arrangements by Nico Muhly, Rob Moose, Maxim Moston, and Antony himself. The 12 tracks are symphonic performances of the band's other LPs and one talk by Antony on gender-related stuff. The album is, according to a release: "Antony's continued meditation on light, nature, and femininity." After the jump, listen to "Future Feminism," a thoughtful speech Antony made at one of the band's concerts.
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Liz has her master’s degree in religion from Florida State University. She has since written for publications and outlets such as Miami New Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Ocean Drive, the Huffington Post, NBC Miami, Time Out Miami, Insomniac, the Daily Dot, and the Atlantic. Liz spent three years as New Times Broward-Palm Beach’s music editor, was the weekend news editor at Inverse, and is currently the managing editor at Tom Tom Magazine.