My Brightest Diamond to Play Marcus Center For The Performing Arts, 11/15
The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts and WMSE will welcome an evening with My Brightest Diamond on Saturday, November 15 at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $17.50 and go on sale this Sunday, August 10 at 12:00 pm at the Marcus Center Box Office. Ticket can be purchased by phone at 414-273-7206 or online at MarcusCenter.org and Ticketmaster.com. Groups 10+ call 414-273-7121 ext. 210 or 213.
Since debuting as My Brightest Diamond in 2006, Shara Worden, acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician, has released three full-length albums, including her most recent, 2011's All Things Will Unwind. Of the album, The New York Times praises, "...she has a keen sense of the dramatic, and a sure understanding of dynamics," while allmusic asserts, "All Things Will Unwind finds this musical auteur at the top of her game, maturing, pushing her already broad boundaries, and brimming with imagination."
In addition to her work as My Brightest Diamond, Worden has collaborated and performed with various musicians, artists and filmmakers, including Matthew Barney, Sufjan Stevens, Bryce and Aaron Dressner (The National), The Decemberists, Bon Iver, David Byrne, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Laurie Anderson, Matthew Ritchie, Murat Eyuboglu, Brooklyn Rider and yMusic, among others.
My Brightest Diamond's new EP, None More Than You, is out now on Asthmatic Kitty Records and can be heard in full exclusively at Consequence of Sound. Already receiving widespread acclaim, The New York Times praises, "Shara Worden, the operatically trained singer at the core of My Brightest Diamond, has a feeling for both the grandeur and the grain, building every sweeping gesture in her music out of a swarm of small details," while Consequence of Sound asserts, "...the music is as always funneled into the ambitious, layered arrangements of My Brightest Diamond." Produced by Mason Jar Music, the video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLa7TgaEEAE) was filmed at Glenwood Power Station in Yonkers, NY and chronicles the band's run-in with local police.
Following the EP release, Worden's forthcoming full-length album, This is My Hand, will be released September 16 on Asthmatic Kitty Records. The album features ten new songs, including the first single "Pressure," which recently premiered at NPR Music. Of the song, NPR Music praises, "...a stirring song powered by an incredible drumline...one of the most powerful and dramatic voices of the past decade," while Stereogum proclaims, "...'Pressure' is something to be reckoned with. Filled with an army of percussive sounds from big drums to twinkling bells along with shrieking brass and crushing synths, it's a huge production, but it all sounds small compared to Worden's operatic voice."
For more information, visit www.mybrightestdiamond.com.