Bon Iver: U (Man Like)

With vocal contributions from Moses Sumney, Elsa Jensen, Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner, and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus (performing an arrangement by Bryce Dessner), Bon Iver’s “U (Man Like)” rises to the call of its gospel music inspirations. Underneath the at times soaring voices, Bruce Hornsby’s powerful piano current keeps it flowing. A beautiful collaboration, the track marks one of two new releases from Bon Iver, …

The National: Carin at the Liquor Store

With melancholy balladry adrift on guitars and synths, The National’s “Carin at the Liquor Store” delivers a thoughtful reflective tale. Casey Reas directed the negative film filtered video, which captures a solemn, emotive performance that tightly weaves warmth with something beyond stark. The track is the third release from Sleep Well Beast (their first album release since 2013), out 8 September.

Artist Marcel Dzama and the NYC Ballet’s “The Most Incredible Thing”

From vibrant set design to mesmerizing costumes and a promenade exhibition

For the fourth year in a row, the New York City Ballet has partnered with a fine artist as part of their Art Series performances. To date, however, no artist has been quite as involved as Marcel Dzama, this year’s collaborator. Not only does Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater feature an exhibition of Dzama’s work (both sculpture and video) but the artist has designed …