Julianna Barwick
CONFIRMS HEADLINE St. Giles Church Show for 29th August 
Nepenthe released on 12th August via Dead Oceans

Release Date: 12th August 2013
Label: Dead Oceans
Format: CD/ LP / DL
01. Offing
02. The Harbinger
03. One Half
04. Look Into Your Own Mind
05. Pyrrhic
06. Labyrinthine
07. Forever
08. Adventurer of the Family
09. Crystal Lake
10. Waving To You
Nita Keeler 
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Julianna Barwick has shared the first single from her new album, Nepenthe. "One Half" is a remarkable track that features the first ever definitive lyrics from Barwick. Slowly building from icicle tones, Barwick melts her vocals into the song's stream, slowly and in unintelligible waves, until, after an interlude (a train? the rain?), they snap into sharp focus. "I guess I was asleep that night, was waiting for..." From there, the sounds layer and swirl, flooding, rushing forward, swelling the banks and then withdrawing again as suddenly as a summer cloudburst. 

Listen to "One Half" 

Barwick has also confirmed a one-off show at St. Giles' Church in London for 29th August. Tickets for the show are available HERE.
Nepenthe, her third full-length album, (her first via Dead Oceans) is released on 12th August. Recorded in Reykjavík, Iceland, in the dark cold days of February with Alex Somers (Sigur Rós, Jónsi, Jónsi & Alex), Nepenthe is about the sensation of moving forward to find a way through difficult times and retain a feeling of hope. During recording, Somers, who produced & engineered the record, brought in local Icelandic musicians who turned out to make crucial contributions: string ensemble Amiina, guitarist Róbert Sturla Reynisson from múm, and a choir of teenage girls.
The biggest influence on Nepenthe was the unfamiliar surroundings of Iceland itself, with its vibrant music scene and stunningly alien landscapes with their lingering magic. "I was inspired just by being there, and the gorgeousness of that place," Barwick explains, "Your eyes can't believe what they're seeing. I walked home one night and got totally lost in Reykjavík. I ended up walking alongside the ocean – and it was glowing blue. It looked like it had a lamp underneath it. This is a completely different experience than recording myself in my Brooklyn bedroom."  
Nepenthe is a work of art that is equal parts force and beauty. The songs on it are an intimate and radiant array of light-dappled choral works, drawing a powerful sense of hope from the depths of despair. 
Far from the secondhand emotions and digital dabblings of so many other artists, Julianna Barwick's music is the real deal: a life-affirming work of importance, interest… and sheer beauty. 
29-Aug London St Giles Church
PRAISE For 'The Magic Place' 
" this is such a special piece of work" Fact

"bewitching" Uncut

"effortlessly absorbing and endlessly enchanting" Mojo

"Julianna Barwick’s The Magic Place offers the year’s best source of restorative peace." The Quietus

"Soaring" Dazed

"[a] sublime soundworld" BBC
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