Sign up for our mailing list Real artists creating records on their own terms
Close

Sign up for our mailing list

News

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

New PETRA HADEN Album Out Today

Petra Haden’s wondrous new album Petra Goes To The Movies is available today via Anti-. The record is already generating acclaim from the press with the New York Times saying, “the arrangements are ingenious, emphasizing Ms. Haden’s gift for mimesis.” This absolutely unique work offers a one of a kind opportunity to experience some cinematic soundtracks in an extraordinary new way.

The album features Haden, a highly regarded musician and former member of That Dog, delivering a cappella versions of songs from films such as Rebel Without A Cause, Taxi Driver, Superman and more. Haden, who hails from a musical family that includes her father, distinguished jazz bassist Charlie Haden, has contributed to records by Beck, The Twilight Singers, The Decemberists, Foo Fighters, Mike Watt and others as well as collaborated with the acclaimed guitarist Bill Frisell. She previously released an a-cappella rendition of the Who’s pop art masterwork “The Who Sell Out” which Pete Townshend called “beautiful.”

In addition to Haden’s multi layered vocals, the new record features notable guest appearances by jazz pianist Brad Mehldau, bassist Charlie Haden and Bill Frisell.

Haden will be performing songs from Petra Goes To The Movies live in Los Angeles on January 26th at the Getty Center. In addition she will perform on February 9th at the First Unitarian Church. For these events, Haden will be joined by a 16 person choir.

Early Acclaim For Petra Goes To The Movies:

"The arrangements are ingenious, emphasizing Ms. Haden’s gift for mimesis: she can suggest the swoon of a string section as handily as the blare of a solitary bugle. Her “Carlotta’s Galop,” from Fellini’s “8 ½,” has just the right jolt of Nino Rota circus mania; her “Psycho“ has all the spikiness and stealth grandeur of Bernard Hermann’s famous title theme." – New York Times

"It’s a weird listen, but a great one all the same." -AV Club

“The quirky singer re-creates famous movie scores like Psycho and Superman using orchestral layerings of her own gorgeous vocals." - Entertainment Weekly

“In the same way that great scores turn visuals into sound, Haden's music makes instruments of wood and string even more sensual, mutable and human." – New York Daily News

“She illustrates the joy of a single voice, multiplied fruitfully." – New Yorker

Browse by Artist

1477All Artists 92Tom Waits 56Mavis Staples 52Neko Case 51Lost In The Trees 50Sean Rowe 48Dr. Dog 41Jolie Holland
40Bettye LaVette 38The Milk Carton Kids 37Man Man 33Tim Fite 33DeVotchKa 31Islands 31Grinderman 29Tinariwen 27Galactic 27Wilco 26Son Little 24Michael Franti and Spe... 22Bob Mould 22William Elliott Whitmo... 21Nick Cave & The Bad Se... 21The Frames 20Joe Henry 20Saintseneca 19Booker T. Jones 19Sage Francis 17John K. Samson 17Yann Tiersen 16Ramblin Jack Elliott 16Jason Lytle 15Christopher Paul Stell... 15Doe Paoro 13Daniel Lanois 13Billy Bragg 12Xavier Rudd 12Andy Shauf 12Peter Silberman 11The Weakerthans 11Lyrics Born 11Rain Machine 11Mose Allison 11Roky Erickson 11The Antlers 10The Swell Season 10Glen Hansard 10The Melodic 10Xenia Rubinos 10Prism Tats 9Marianne Faithfull 9N.A.S.A. 9Deafheaven 9So Much Light 9Delicate Steve 9Cameron Avery 8Solillaquists of Sound 8Greg Graffin 8Cadence Weapon 8The Coup 8Calexico 7Elliott Smith 7Eddie Izzard 7Dead Man's Bones 7Alec Ounsworth 7Beth Orton 7Kelly Hogan 7Title Fight 7Jade Jackson 6A Girl Called Eddy 6Busdriver 6Os Mutantes 6Kate Bush 6Broken Twin 6Los Angeles Police Dep... 5One Day As A Lion 5The Field 5Keaton Henson 5Beat Connection 5Japandroids 5The Drums 5The Dream Syndicate 4Ersi Arvizu 4Marketa Irglova 4Pops Staples 3Danny Cohen 3Sierra Leones Refugee... 3Petra Haden 3Cass McCombs 2Various Artists: RANGO 2Girlpool 2Curtis Harding 1Tricky 1Joe Strummer And The M... 1Youth Group 1Blackalicious 1Antibalas 1Porter Wagoner 1Various Artists: ROGUE... 1The Locust 1Rogue's Gallery 1Kronos Quartet with Br... 1Simian Mobile Disco 1case/lang/veirs 1Merle Haggard 1Jeff Tweedy
See Full List+