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Antony And The Johnsons Returns With New Album

Antony And The Johnsons will release the follow-up to 2005’s Mercury Music Prize-winning “I Am A Bird Now” (Rough Trade) on Jan. 19 2009.

Entitled “The Crying Light,” the album will be the New York-based group’s third full-length offering. It will be released by Rough Trade in the U.K. and Secretly Canadian in the U.S. on Jan. 21.

“I Am A Bird Now” has sold 73,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Last month, the band performed with orchestras in L.A., New York and London.