Watch Joanna Newsom & Robin Pecknold Armwrestle

By Tom Breihan / October 19, 2011

Joanna Newsom and Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold don’t exactly seem like the physical type, but you need some sort of arm-strength to keep playing harp for hours on end, just like you need some forearm power to chop wood, which is what I assume Pecknold is doing whenever he’s not harmonizing with somebody. At least on paper, a Newsom/Pecknold armwrestling match should be competitive. But when the two face off for an Under The Radar photo shoot in the video below, it turns out to be pretty one-sided. Dag.

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