Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band To Release Debut Single “The Sun Is Down” (Cornelius Remix)

Wins The Lifetime Achievement Award At The Mojo Magazine Awards
DON’T STOP ME! EP Featured In iTunes “What’s Hot” Section
Out Now On Chimera Music This Week Via iTunes Exclusive Digital Download
   

Pitchfork News : http://pitchfork.com/news/35449-new-yoko-ono-ep-announced/  
Pitchfork Premieres “The Sun Is Down” (Cornelius Remix)
http://pitchfork.com/forkcast/12974-the-sun-is-down-cornelius-mix/

June 6 – Yoko Ono receives Golden Lion lifetime achievement award at the Venice Biennale
June 14 – Meltdown Festival, Royal Festival Hall, London, YOKO ONO PLASTIC ONO BAND with special guests Ornette Coleman, Antony Hegarty & Mark Ronson.

DON’T STOP ME! gives a taste of the YOKO ONO PLASTIC ONO BAND 15-song album BETWEEN MY HEAD AND THE SKY coming in September

DON’T STOP ME! EP Featured In iTunes “What’s Hot” Section
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=317667429&s=143441

The legendary Yoko Ono won the lifetime achievement award at this year’s Mojo Magazine awards, held in London on June 11.
 
The award was the final award of the night and saw an emotional speech from Ono in response to a tribute film shown at the awards and a speech by Mojo editor Phil Alexander, who commented: “Yoko Ono helped change music as we know it….first by introducing avant-garde sensibilities to her husband and secondly, just as significantly, by continuing to push the boundaries of what was deemed the normal way after that. She is a huge influence on modern music and this award recognizes her inspirational qualities and ongoing questing. Yoko Ono is unique and we are thrilled to commemorate her lifetime on the frontline”.
 
The Mojo award comes in a week when Ono topped the US club charts for the fifth time, this time with her song “I’m Not Getting Enough”, and also received the prestigious Golden Lion award for lifetime achievement at the Venice Biennale.
 
On accepting the Mojo award, Ono said: “Thank you very much for this incredible accolade. I feel blessed that, after so many years and decades, my work is getting recognition in such a diverse way. John would have been very proud of me tonight. Thank you!”
 
On Sunday Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band make their debut UK performance at the Royal Festival Hall in London, as part of Ornette Coleman’s Meltdown. This performance will feature appearances by guest artists including Ornette Coleman, Antony Hegarty and Mark Ronson. Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band includes Sean Lennon, Cornelius and Yuka Honda.
 
Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band’s new studio album “BETWEEN MY HEAD AND THE SKY” is released on September 21. Four songs are now available digitally on an EP titled “Don’t Stop Me”.
 
   

 

  From Fluxus and performance-art pioneer and Two Virgins to chart-topping dance-music heroine (inspiring punk rock along the way!), Yoko Ono has been an innovative and influential force on music and art, while simultaneously campaigning for peace on the world’s stage.  At 76 years young, Yoko continues to kick ass — and is preparing to release Don’t Stop Me!, a career-defining album made with her new Plastic Ono Band. The record is a gorgeous, mind-melting blend of styles, restating and sharpening themes while plunging into the always-mysterious future. 
          
 The sessions happened at NYC’s Sear Sound, the same studio that used to house the old Hit Factory, where Double Fantasy was recorded. Sean Lennon both produced and acted as musical leader for a group evenly divided between Japanese avant pop musicians, and downtown Manhattan improvisers. In the Japanese contingent is Yuka Honda of Cibo Matto, plus the current group led by Keigo “Cornelius” Oyamada, which includes Yuko Araki and Hirotaka Shimmy Shimizu. Cornelius and Ms. Ono performed together in Tokyo in January, and Yoko was so happy with the result she invited them over to record. In the Manhattan improv camp we find Shahzad Ismaily (guitar, bass, percussion), Erik Friedlander (cello), Michael Leonhart (trumpet, vibes), Daniel Carter (reeds) and Indigo Street (guitar) — a singularly gifted group of instrumentalists.
           
As Sean says, “Yoko unleashed a deluge of new songs, writing about 16 songs in six days. The most prolific day peaking out at six songs written and tracked in an afternoon. The recording session was like a tornado of inspiration. Some of the best lyrics on the record Yoko actually ‘freestyled’ as if she were a lyrical divining rod.”
           
The results are pretty amazing…
   

DON’T STOP ME! Tracklisting
The Sun Is Down! (Cornelius Mix)
Ask The Elephant!
Feel The Sand
CALLING

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