Archive: St. Lenox

St. Lenox plays PIANOS in New York with newest Anyway band Speaking Suns April 28th

St. Lenox plays this Friday with The Speaking Suns, who hail from Yellow Springs, Ohio. Speaking Suns have released one LP that is sold out and their Anyway debut comes out this summer. 

St. Lenox @ SXSW

CATCH ST. LENOX AT SXSW, WED. 3/14 @ UNCLE DOUG’S & AUNT MARLA’S UTTERLY DISAPPOINTING HARDCORE MATINEE @ THE SIDEBAR (1:30PM-SOLO), THE ASIAN-AMERICAN SXSW SHOWCASE @ LAMBERT’S DOWNTOWN BARBECUE on THUR. 3/15 (11pm-with band). Meanwhile read this great interview with Andy in Bloomberg Law. https://bol.bna.com/lawyerrocker-to-play-sxsw-showcase/

Mary Lynn premiers “Plans” on Bankrobber Music from the Mug and Brush Sessions

2016 has been a very exciting year for Anyway with well received records from Connections, St. Lenox, Mary Lynn, Earwig and Closet Mix. St. Lenox, Connections, Mary Lynn and Earwig have already appeared on several best-of-the-year lists including Popmatters, All Music, Blurt, WFDU and more. All these titles can be ordered on LP through midheaven.com or by messaging us. For a limited time, you can purchase all four titles (St. Lenox “Ten Hymns”, Connections “Midnight Run”, Mary Lynn “My Animal” and Earwig “Pause for the Jets feat. Lydia Loveless on one track”) for $40 postage included. If you are interested in a limited Anyway tee-shirt designed by Nicholas Nocera (Alison Rose) or a silkscreen Anyway 25th Anniversary poster please message: [email protected] (paypal is the same address)

St. Lenox “Ten Hymns From My American Gothic” released today via midheaven.com, ITUNES, etc.

St. Lenox releases his follow-up today after his well received debut “Ten Songs of Memory and Hope”, early praise for “Ten Hymns”

Stereogum:  “Choi’s voice is one of the most striking instruments in music today, a harsh and commanding howl that reminds me of John Darnielle, Michael Stipe, and Xiu Xiu’s Jamie Stewart but is something entirely its own.  His subject matter is equally transfixing and unique, a mix of queer love songs, protest music, and savvy observations about the modern American experience.”

Consequence of Sound:  Top 10 Songs of the Week

Vulture:  This Week’s Best New Music

John Darnielle: “St. Lenox is so good and should be massively famous and revered.”

Bloomberg Big Law Business:  “This Thurgood Marshall ode is unexpectedly catchy.”

Noisey/VICE:  “St. Lenox, he of the nasal baritone and piercingly observant quotidian lyrics, is back … ‘People From Other Cultures’ is not an easy song, but like all of Choi’s music, it’s casually beautiful.”

 

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St. Lenox in Impose Magazine this week

Impose ran a small video story on St. Lenox and his great new song, “People from Other Cultures” from his new LP, “Ten Hymns from My American Gothic” released Oct 21 on LP/Digital with CD to be released soon after (with his debut as an added bonus)! You can purchase this song now via ITunes, Amazon! And pre-order the entire LP via midheaven.com http://www.imposemagazine.com/tv/st-lenox-people-from-other-culturesstlenox-10hymns-americangothic-frontcover-digital

St. Lenox on Noisey/Vice “People from Other Cultures”

https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/gather-round-the-table-and-watch-st-lenoxs-new-video-people-from-other-cultures

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Anyway Posters Available Through AlisonRose.com

Limited screened posters designed and numbered by Nicholas Nocera from AlisonRose.com for the Anyway 25th Anniversary will be available at the shows and through Alisonrose.com. Thursday night line-up at Spacebar: Counter Intuits, The Whiles, Long Odds (Adam Elliott/Kristen Elliott/Mike O./Philip Kim/Jared Phillips), Jenny Mae. Friday at Ace of Cups (sold out): The Mountain Goats/Cheater Slicks/Tristen/St. Lenox/Mary Lynn—START TIME HAS CHANGED TO 7:30! Saturday @ Ace of Cups: Chuck Cleaver (Wussy, Ass Ponys), Appalachian Death Ride, Moviola, Kyle Sowashes, Cowboy 2929 (pre-sale tickets only $5 http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1288405). 14123441_10153665062746813_1166216527_o

St. Lenox’s Ten Songs About Memory and Hope out now!

stlenox-tensongsWe’re proud to announce the release of Ten Songs About Memory and Hope, the debut album by St. Lenox, the project of New York–based troubadour Andrew Choi. As its title denotes, it’s a brilliant record documenting the human experience from a unique perspective both lyrically and musically. A former Juilliard-trained violinist, Choi combines that classical experience with his love of pop and karaoke. (For more on his approach to songwriting, read this informative interview.) The album is already garnering good reviews (here and here) and was featured on NPR. It can be purchased on vinyl and/or digitally at Midheaven, Amazon, and local stores.

Anyway Showcase at CMJ 2014

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We are very excited to announce that this year Anyway Records will be at the CMJ Music Marathon. We’re partnering with OhioNYC, a blog run by former Columbusite Stephen Slaybaugh that focuses on Ohio-related events in New York, to put together a stellar bill of artists who have had or are going to have records on Anyway or that are from Ohio and with whom we’ve probably crossed paths in the past. The whole thing goes down Friday, October 24 at 7:30pm at the Passenger Bar in Wiliamsburg (Brooklyn, not Virginia). There’s no cover, but we’ll probably ask folks to make a donation of some sort to help with gas money for the bands. The line-up (in order of appearance):

Jon Chinn: Before moving to Brooklyn, Jon Chinn lived in Columbus and ran Workbook Studios, where many an Anyway record was recorded, and played out under both his own name and as a member of Pretty Mighty Mighty.

The Receiver: Columbus-based brothers Casey and Jesse Cooper have been making gorgeously understated music as The Receiver for nearly a decade. They’ve reportedly got a new record due out soon.

St. Lenox: The music Andrew Choi makes as St. Lenox is a mix of narrative lyrics, soulful vocals, and synthetic backing that’s as emotive as it is unique. We’ll be putting out his new record at the beginning of 2015.

The Human Hearts: The Human Hearts is the latest project of Franklin Bruno, our longtime acquaintance who contributed to our I Stayed Up All Night Listening to Records comp and who was the leader of Nothing Painted Blue, whose “After the Housewarming” single we released.

Doug Gillard: Cleveland native Doug Gillard has been in so many great bands it’s hard to keep track. He started with Death of Samantha, which mutated into Cobra Verde. Robert Pollard tapped Cobra Verde to become Guided By Voices, and when the rest of the band left after one record, Gillard stayed on with GBV until that line-up dissolved in 2005. He’s recorded several solo albums as well, with this year’s Parade On being particularly great.

WV White: We released these Columbus upstarts’ debut self-titled album earlier this year, and it’s as full of songwriting smarts as it is brimming with vigor.

St. Lenox covers Scott Walker

St. Lenox recently recorded a damn fine cover of Scott Walker’s “Jackie,” which you can hear below.

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