JULIANA BARWICK

JULIANNA BARWICK | THE HARBINGER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – ATLANTA, GA - Monday, January 13, 2014

Presented by The Goat Farm Arts Center and OK Productions, JULIANNA BARWICK is performing in Atlanta on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 to showcase her third full-length album, Nepenthe. The album was created and released under Alex Somers direction, the musician/producer of Sigur Rós, Jónsi, Jónsi & Alex. Recorded in Reykjavik, Iceland, Nepenthe is a chillingly beautiful work with multi-tracked harmonies featuring local Icelandic musicians: string ensemble Amiina, guitarist Róbert Sturla Reynisson from Múm, and a choir of teenage girls. Barwick’s mother, a former member of a traveling vocal group, also contributes vocals to the album.

The inspiration for the title, Nepenthe, is found in ancient Greek literature as a magic drug of forgetfulness used to wipe out grief and sorrow. The name exquisitely parallels the album’s characteristic somberness bringing an essence of a hope with each wave of melody, metaphorically and physically. Actual waves touching the shore of Crystal Lake in Iceland were even incorporated into the album, lending their musical lullaby to the music video directed by Derrick Belcham, “The Harbinger”. Barwick is currently taking on a winter tour stretching from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe this year beginning January 26, 2014 in Indianapolis.

Supporting Barkwick on her February tour is Brooklyn artist Vasillus.

The Goat Farm Art Center's, Rodriguez Room will open doors at 7:30pm with the performance beginning at 8pm Tickets are available for $10 in advance via Ticket Alternative (http://www.ticketalternative.com/Events/26051.aspx).

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