Published Feb 24, 2011If you were itching for some more elegant chamber pop from Antony and the Johnsons, then you're about to get some good news: The troupe are set to release a new EP. Following up last fall's Swanlights album is a new release that celebrates the album's title track.
A post on label website Secretly Canadian explains that the Swanlights EP will be released this April. A ten-inch vinyl version of the record is set to be released in time for Record Store Day (April 16), while the digital release will be loosed May 2. A CD version is also forthcoming.
While the focus is on "Swanlights," the EP also features a remix of the cut by synth/drone hero Oneohtrix Point Never, as well as two exclusive B-sides. It's also reported that singer Antony Hegarty's sister Sara directed a video for "Swanlights." You can see a live performance of the song below.
Hegarty has described the concept behind 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."
2. "Find The Rhythm of Your Love"
3. "Kissing Noone"
4. "Swanlights (OPN Edit)"