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Fiona Apple – “Every Single Night”

At SXSW last month, Fiona Apple debuted three songs from her long-awaited and feverishly anticipated new album The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw, And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do. One of those songs was "Every Single Night," a turbulent but intricately arranged… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 23, 2012

Fiona Apple Announces 2012 North American Tour

Fiona Apple already played SXSW, headed off on a short small-venue tour, and announced the release of her swooningly anticipated new album The Idler Wheel. And now her totally welcome comeback enters another stage, as she's announced a much larger-scale national tour this summer, one that'll take her to some of the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 9, 2012

Fiona Apple The Idler Wheel Details

Many of us became very, very happy earlier this year when we learned that Fiona Apple was on her way back with new music. Her next album, which she's given the endearingly ridiculous title The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw, And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More ThanMore »

By: Tom Breihan / April 3, 2012

Stereogum’s 25 Most Anticipated Albums For Spring/Summer 2012

HBO's medieval drama Game Of Thrones premieres April 1, and this season's plot involves five different claims to the throne and these respective factions' ongoing clobbering of one another (#TeamRobb). But, yet another mantle is up for grabs, one that involves absolutely nobody getting their head cut off; the claim to "your album of the… More »

By: Stereogum / March 29, 2012

Fiona Apple – “Valentine” (Live @ SXSW)

Last week, Fiona Apple played her first two solo shows in a few years at SXSW. The one I saw, at Stubb's, was a pretty magical affair -- a great talent gutting her way through obvious issues of stage-fright and self-consciousness, rising to the occasion and reminding the world of her own power. During those… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 19, 2012

Watch Fiona Apple Debut “Anything We Want” & “Every Single Night” At SXSW

Part of the deal with loving Fiona Apple is feeling protective of her, perhaps even condescendingly so. It's tough to judge her new songs on first listen, especially live, because you (you meaning me) want her to do well, to knock it out of the park every time. So please keep in mind that I'm… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 15, 2012

Fiona Apple’s New Album Is Called…

...The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw, And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do. Compared to the full title of her sophomore album, that's positively restrained! But yeah, let's all agree to just call this thing The Idler's Wheel. According to Pitchfork, EpicMore »

By: Tom Breihan / March 7, 2012

Fiona Apple 2012 Tour Announced

Fiona Apple back! Last month, we got the news that the great singer-songwriter would release a new album sometime this year. Last week, Pitchfork announced that she's play at one of the site's SXSW showcases. And now she's announced a quick post-SXSW tour that mostly sticks to the East Coast and finds her i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 21, 2012

New Fiona Apple Coming Soon

Fiona Apple has been in the game for nearly two decades now, and yet she only has three albums to her name. The last one, the very good Extraordinary Machine, came out way the hell back in 2005. And when she did a surprise show with Jon Brion late last year, Apple said, "I can't… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 24, 2012

Fiona Apple & Jon Brion Cover Buddy Holly

Considering the ticks, tricks, and propensity toward panic attacks the lovely Fiona Apple and pal/extraordinarily talented producer Jon Brion possess between them, the sweetly reverential take on "Everyday" the pair produced onstage came as a slight, but pleasant, little surprise. Now you can hear a studio version, with the pair harmonizing and continuing to… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 8, 2011

Fiona Apple LP4 Coming Spring ’11

Fiona Apple hasn't had an LP since 2005's Extraordinary Machine, a release with so many delays that it doesn't seem that strange that it's taken five years for her to produce a followup. According to a profile of Apple's drummer and co-producer Charley Drayton in Modern Drummer magazine), the new album will be out spring… More »

By: jessica / September 17, 2010

Fiona Apple – “So Sleepy” (The Gummy Bears Cover)

We often post about literacy charity 826's great music fundraisers (LCD Soundsystem DJing the 826NYC prom, their Revenge Of The Bookeaters shows). The group's workshops (and storefronts -- I used to volunteer at 826NYC's adorable Superhero store) are also worth talking about, even if you don't have kids. Here 826LA brought both… More »

By: jessica / June 8, 2010

New Fiona Apple – “Why Try To Change Me Now?” (Cy Coleman Cover)

Fiona Apple seems like the sort who has issues with excess life drama. Also, she makes a living on it. So the Jon Brion/Mike Elizando fiasco surrounding her last release Extraordinary Machine may have been jarring, but also perversely satisfying? (I took psych as an undergrad, don't worry about it.) Either way, aside from a… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 1, 2009

Zach Galifianakis & Fiona Apple – “Up In Them Guts”

Old chums and videomates Zach and Fiona make a promo. "Up In Them Guts" comes to us via the giving hands of the ever-great Chunklet magazine which -- after a three year wait -- is set to release its 20th issue. This "ultra-danceable track" is one side of a Chunklet-commissioned 7" that… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 18, 2008

Zach Galifianakis Interviews Spin Doctors’ Lead Singer Fiona Apple

Few do "endearingly bizarre" with as much style and lovability as Zach and Apple, so their easy breezy rapport during this interview for the Artist On Artist series is a perfect meeting of the deviant minds. And a revealing glimpse at Fiona's writing process. BONUS: Must-see TV of Zach being creepy as shit in the… More »

By: Stereogum / May 21, 2007

Fiona Apple And Quentin Tarantino Discuss Antennas

Sundance Channel's Iconoclasts captures celebrities "through the eyes of the creative visionaries who respect and admire them the most." It's made for some revolutionary TV: Eddie Vedder and Laird Hamilton talking about surfing, Mario Batali and Michael Stipe going vegetable shopping, etc... But this next episode is the one we've been waiting for:… More »

By: Stereogum / November 7, 2006

Top Ten Onstage Meltdowns

In honor of Guns N' Roses pulling their shit together and working a well-received and functional tour (with a gig at Continental Arena tonight and MSG on Friday), the New York Post put together a chronological list of their top ten rock 'n' roll concert debacles. Some you know, some may be… More »

By: Stereogum / November 6, 2006

Cold War Kids In Covers

Roll over, Johansson. Between Hollywood starlets and blog buzz bands, Tom Waits is getting serious cover love these days. This time, it's CWK paying respect, with a raw, guitar-voice-drums take on "I Don't Wanna Grow Up," as part of the free six-song web EP Benefit At The District. Here, Nathan avoids Waits's gravely affectation,… More »

By: Stereogum / October 26, 2006

New Fiona Apple – “Sally’s Song”

Tim Burton's spooktacular Nightmare Before Christmas is getting a 3-D makeover and theatrical re-release this month, and to compliment the visual upgrade, Burton commissioned a group of artists to cover Danny Elfman's original soundtrack. Fiona's contribution is a somber affair, with weeping strings that make it fit-for-Burton and a lyrical theme Fiona knows well: ill-fated… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 12, 2006

Fiona Apple/Damien Rice @ Central Park Summerstage 7/26/06

Someone please give Fiona a hug. While you're at it, tell her it's all gonna be alright. Because if you take her at her word on "On the Bound," she believes that it isn't. And if you've been ensnared by her tales of torment, on-stage breakdowns, and moments of raw genius over three-and-a-half albums, you're… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 27, 2006