Music > Artists > Alternative
Formed:
1995 in New York, NY

Genre:
Alternative

Years Active:
'90s, '00s, '10s






Antony & The Johnsons

Biography

U.K.-born, California-raised Antony Hegarty felt himself to be the consummate outsider until he came face to face with the image of Boy George on the cover of the Culture Club's 1982 debut album, Kissing to Be Clever. He relocated to New York City in 1990, where he found a world more accepting of his avant-garde sensibilities and sexually ambiguous nature. He created the cabaret ensemble Blacklips and modeled himself after Blue Velvet-era Isabella Rossellini and the drag queen that graced the cover of Soft Cell's 1982 single "Torch." He formed Antony and the Johnsons and released their self-titled debut on David Tibet's Durtro label in 2000, followed by an appearance on the Lou Reed albums The Raven and Animal Serenade; he toured with Reed throughout 2003. He has also appeared in the Steve Buscemi film Animal Factory as an androgynous convict. Antony and the Johnsons released a series of EPs in 2004, followed by the band's second full-length, the Mercury Prize-winning I Am a Bird Now, in February of 2005. Antony spent the next two years on the road, as well as appearing on Björk's Volta and in the Leonard Cohen documentary I'm Your Man before returning to the studio for the 2008 EP, Another World, which preceded 2009's full-length The Crying Light. Antony and the Johnsons' fourth studio album, Swanlights, arrived the following year. In 2011, the album's publisher, Abrams, issued a companion edition of Swanlights collected in book form, with Antony's paintings, drawings, photography, collages, song lyrics, and writings. In 2012, the band released Cut the World, a symphonic retrospective arranged and performed in collaboration with the Danish National Chamber Orchestra. It featured 11 tracks from their catalog, and the title cut, a new song written for Robert Wilson's stage production The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic.

Top Albums

The Crying Light, Antony & The Johnsons
1. The Crying L..
I Am a Bird Now, Antony & The Johnsons
2. I Am a Bird ..
The Crying Light, Antony & The Johnsons
3. The Crying L..
Antony & the Johnsons, Antony & The Johnsons
4. Antony &..
Another World - EP, Antony & The Johnsons
5. Another Worl..
Swanlights (Deluxe Edition), Antony & The Johnsons
6. Swanlights (..
Cut the World, Antony & The Johnsons
7. Cut the Worl..
You Are My Sister - EP, Antony & The Johnsons
8. You Are My S..
Thank You for Your Love - EP, Antony & The Johnsons
9. Thank You fo..
Swanlights, Antony & The Johnsons
10. Swanlights
Swanlights - EP, Antony & The Johnsons
11. Swanlights -..
You Are My Sister - EP, Antony & The Johnsons
12. You Are My S..
Cut the World, Antony & The Johnsons
13. Cut the Worl..
Swanlights - EP, Antony & The Johnsons
14. Swanlights -..
Swanlights, Antony & The Johnsons
15. Swanlights
Thank You For Your Love - EP, Antony & The Johnsons
16. Thank You Fo..
Aeon - Single, Antony & The Johnsons
17. Aeon - Singl..
Epilepsy Is Dancing - EP, Antony & The Johnsons
18. Epilepsy Is ..
Epilepsy Is Dancing - Single, Antony & The Johnsons
19. Epilepsy Is ..
Another World - Single, Antony & The Johnsons
20. Another Worl..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
Angel On FireHunger Games: Catching Fire..3:47$1.29
2.
Fistful of Love (With Lou Reed)I Am a Bird Now5:51$0.99
3.
Hope There's SomeoneI Am a Bird Now4:21$0.99
4.
Another WorldCrying Light3:59$0.99
5.
ToyboatYes, I'm a Witch4:24$1.29
6.
Crazy In LoveAeon - Single4:47$0.99
7.
TwilightCut the World6:09$0.99
8.
Crying LightCut the World3:21$0.99
9.
RaptureCut the World4:47$0.99
10.
I Fell In Love With a Dead BoyCut the World4:51$0.99
11.
Kiss My NameCut the World4:07$0.99
12.
Another WorldCut the World5:26$0.99
13.
Epilepsy Is DancingCut the World2:57$0.99
14.
SwanlightsCut the World7:18$0.99
15.
You Are My SisterCut the World4:20$0.99
16.
Cripple and the StarfishCut the World5:32$0.99
17.
Future FeminismCut the World7:35$0.99
18.
Cut the WorldCut the World4:19$0.99
19.
I Fell In Love With a Dead BoyCut the World4:51$0.99
20.
Cripple and the StarfishCut the World5:32$0.99
21.
SpirallingI Am a Bird Now4:25$0.99
22.
Hope There's SomeoneI Am a Bird Now4:21$0.99
23.
River of SorrowAntony & The Johnsons4:03$0.99
24.
Thank You For Your LoveThank You For Your Love - E..4:14$0.99
25.
Swanlights (Oneohtrix Point Never Re..Swanlights - EP3:55$0.99

Top Music Videos

Epilepsy Is Dancing, Antony & The Johnsons
1. Epilepsy Is Da..
Another World, Antony & The Johnsons
2. Another World
Thank You for Your Love, Antony & The Johnsons
3. Thank You for ..
Epilepsy Is Dancing, Antony & The Johnsons
4. Epilepsy Is Da..


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