MAR 07 2013


Clogs return to Australia for the 2013 Adelaide Festival as part of a showcase of Brassland artists. The concert, held in the spectacular Adelaide Town Hall, features new orchestrations of Padma Newsome's "Stick Music" performed by Clogs and the Adelaide Art Orchestra, in a program curated by Bryce Dessner.

This engagement is supported by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

FEB 05 2013


Our new EP is available from Brassland today. The Sundown Song features three beautiful and reflective new songs by Padma Newsome and features performances by the Mallacoota Community Choir.

FEB 06 2013

Clogs return to New York City for the 2013 Ecstatic Music Festival at Merkin Concert Hall. This special evening of new music for chamber orchestra and vocalists, hosted by WNYC's John Schaefer, features music by Sarah Kirkland Snider, Sarah Worden, DM Stith and Orchestra for the Next Century.

JUL 23 2012


Clogs performed "Shady Gully" in the U.S. and Canada this summer. Our tour featured a number of superb guest artists and collaborators:
Ben Cassorla, guitar (June 24-July 16)
Shara Worden, vocalist (July 11 - Halifax Jazz Festival)
The Olympic Symphonium (July 12 - Moncton)
Lorne Watson, percussion (July 14 - New Haven)
Loop 2.4.3 percussion duo (July 16 - Galapagos Art Space)

Padma and Rachael also performed on the Rochester Chamber Music Society's July 8th concert in Vermont which featured the world premiere (full version) of Newsome's With Eyes Cast Down with women's choir led by Susanne Peck.

MAR 16 2012


Padma's P'opera, 2 Moon Smile, is progressing nicely after a sneak preview of three arias last year in Sydney. Padma and Rachael gave additional previews in Mallacoota, Maleny and Brisbane in February and March 2012, including the gorgeous new 'dream' song, A# Major in the Verdent Green. Clogs will continue developing the music through residencies and performances this season. Watch for updates on the opera on Padma's website.

JAN 25 2012


Brassland continues to garner respect for its role in cultivating the "other music" scene in New York. Laura Snapes writes in The Guardian's feature on the label,
"Brassland, the New York record label part-run by two brothers from the National, is a focus for some of the city's most intriguing and creative musicians..."
Read the article here...

OCT 27 2011


Clogs' members, Rachael Elliott and Thomas Kozumplik, join bassoonist Lynn Hileman and pianist Cynthia Huard on Thursday, October 27th to perform music from Elliott's new CD, Polka the Elk at the Rose Studio at Lincoln Center in New York City. More info: Music Starts From Silence

AUG 22 2011


On Monday, 22 August, Michael Halliwell (baritone), Sue Newsome (clarinet/bass clarinet), and David Miller (piano) offer the world premiere of three songs from Padma Newsome's new opera-in-progress, 'Two Moon Smile.' The concert takes place at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music on Macquarie Street at 7:30 pm, as part of The Opera Connection series. Padma's pieces include: Song of the Bees, All Skinned Out, and Lavender Air.

MAY 13 2011


We had a wonderful time last week in England catching up with many friends during the Reverberations Festival. A special thanks to the folks at Barbican for hosting a spectacular marathon weekend of concerts. We are grateful to the Bergersen String Quartet for their beautiful contributions to our set on Sunday, and to the New London Children's Choir and leader, Amanda Dean. Thanks also to Lisa Kaplan, Nico Muhly, David Cossin and Shara Worden for joining us.

Session 2 (Saturday, 7 May, 14:00) (SOLD OUT)
Session 6 (Sunday, 8 May, 18:00)

> Bryce's interview for the Barbican's Reverberations Festival (on Brassland)

Clogs performing "We Were Here"
Barbican Centre, May 8, 2011

MAR 01 2011


Clogs perform on Saturday, March 12th as part of Merkin Hall's Ecstatic Music Festival, a celebration of contemporary music with over 150 composers and performers participating. We will be joined by Shara Worden and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, led by Dianne Berkun. The program includes two new Ecstatic Music Festival commissions for Clogs and chorus by Padma Newsome and Bryce Dessner, along with music from our 2010 album, The Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton.

> Shara Worden's interview & performance on Studio 360 with Kurt Anderson (begins ca. 8:50), 1/21/11.

> Great photos at Brooklyn Vegan of Clogs & the Brooklyn Youth Chorus performing at Merkin Hall.

DEC 08 2010


Writing on the NPR Music blog, John Schaefer cited The Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton as one of "The 5 Best Genre-Defying Albums of 2010," describing it as "one of the most evocative and appealing records of the year, in any genre."

Laura Snapes of the NME Music Blog
chose The Creatures as one of 2010's Most Underrated Albums: "With the fetid mush of lo-fi slackerism in the air, it was a pleasure to hear a band rejoicing in the sheer limits of sonic intricacy."

Pitchfork's David Raposa describes the opening song, "Cocodrillo," as "a marvel of composition and production" with each voice entering "the cacophony mimicking the sounds of a vibrant jungle. [...] Lady Walton contains the most accomplished and varied music Clogs have recorded to date."

John Kelman's thoughtful review on All About Jazz:
"Words like "ambitious" often suggest bolder, sweeping music, and while a larger cast of characters augmenting Clogs' longstanding line-up does allow for a broader sonic palette, the music still breathes a combination of minimalist concerns, haunting folklore and, in this case, greater use of vocals."

Robert Cooke's 2010 review of "The Creatures" for Drowned in Sound

“They were the hit for me...Great performers, great writing. I’m going to buy their CD when I get home.”
Terry Riley, to The New York Times after Big Ears

AUG 03 2010


Brassland releases Last Song video, featuring Matt Berninger and Padma Newsome on vocals. Video by filmmakers/animators/brothers, Benjamin and Stefan Ramirez-Perez.

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