As part of the ongoing celebration of Leonard Cohen’s legendary 40 years in music and newly released album “Old Ideas”, a handful of today’s artists such as Deerhunter’s Bradford Cox, Cults, Cold War Kids, and Greg Dulli.
We are proud to present the next entry in the series, a tender rendition of “The Smokey Life” performed by The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle, exclusively on ConsequenceOfSound.net.
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‘Old Ideas’ is available from Leonard’s Official Music Store, Amazon.ca or iTunes.ca.
“What a gift to the world is Leonard Cohen. He has become the universal artist, par excellence. He speaks to all ages and, seemingly, to all places.
At 77, he has produced an album that is beautiful, magnificent, moving. It is as if his entire career were a preparation for the 10 songs on Old Ideas.
Old, as in timeless. Love, sex, death, God.”
Read the full article on theglobeandmail.com
Deerhunter / Atlas Sound frontman Bradford Cox performs “Seems So Long Ago, Nancy” for episode 4 of Old Ideas With New Friends, exclusively on Pitchfork.
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Episode 3 of Old Ideas With New Friends has been posted up on Guardian.co.uk. The ongoing tribute to Leonard’s decade spanning career continues with the latest contribution from New York’s Cults. They put their unique spin on one of his later songs, “Everybody Knows.”
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Leonard Cohen, at 77, says mortality is very much on his mind and is reflected in many songs on his new album, “Old Ideas.” Read Jon Parles full article in the New York Times here.
Old Ideas, the highly anticipated 10-song collection of new material from poet / singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, arrives in stores today. Both The Washington Post (US) and The Telegraph (UK) declare Old Ideas “a work of genius,” and worldwide praise continues to mount. In his sixth decade of producing critically-acclaimed music, Cohen remains at the top of his game, a rare event for an older artist. As Chris Lackner of Postmedia News (Canada) observes, “The fact that this is Cohen’s best work in years indicates that, although he may be at ease with the passage of time, he has far from finished bestowing his poetic gifts upon us… Cohen may have Old Ideas, but they’re damn good ones. TV may have The Voice, but Cohen IS The Voice.”
Order Old Ideas from the Official Leonard Cohen store, Amazon.ca or iTunes.ca.
Old Ideas With New Friends, our tribute to 40+ years of Leonard Cohen’s music, continues! Check out Cold War Kids performing “There Is A War,” courtesy of FILTER Magazine.
Check back next week for episode 3, featuring New York’s own Cults.
To celebrate Leonard Cohen’s legendary 40 years in music and his upcoming new album “Old Ideas”, a handful of today’s artists such as Deerhunter’s Bradford Cox, Cults, Cold War Kids, and the New Pornographers’ A.C. Newman have recorded a cover of their favorite Leonard Cohen song.
We are proud to present the first entry in the series, a haunting cover of “Paper Thin Hotel” performed by Greg Dulli, exclusively on RollingStone.com. Check back Thursday for the next installment in the series, featuring Cold War Kids.
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The release of ‘Old Ideas’ is right around the corner, but you can listen to the album now in its entirety. Pick your most comfortable spot (internet and otherwise) to hear the stunning new album…
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Pre-order ‘Old Ideas’ today on iTunes.ca or the Official Music Store.
“Going Home”, from the new album Old Ideas, is featured in this week’s issue of The New Yorker. Click here to read the lyrics and hear the song.