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Fiona Apple – “Anything We Want”

Fiona Apple’s long-awaited comeback album The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw, And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do is blessedly imminent, and we’ve already heard the early tracks “Every Single Night” and “Werewolf.” Today, we get another ridiculously great song, “Anything We Want.” Apple already… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 5, 2012 - 4:23 pm

Fiona Apple – “Werewolf”

Fiona Apple’s long-awaited 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 is finally set to arrive later this month, and we’ve already heard the early single “Every Single Night.” And now there’s another track from the album out… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 4, 2012 - 9:36 am

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 track that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 23, 2012 - 9:35 am

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 country’s larger theater-type… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 9, 2012 - 8:59 am

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 Than Ropes WillMore »

By: Tom Breihan / April 3, 2012 - 8:59 am

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 - 10:32 am

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 - 9:07 am

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 - 11:46 am

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, Epic is hoping to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 7, 2012 - 12:34 pm

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 in venue… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 21, 2012 - 10:41 am

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 - 2:43 pm

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 kee… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 8, 2011 - 5:27 pm

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 - 10:27 am

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 together, releasing the… More »

By: jessica / June 8, 2010 - 12:17 pm

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 - 11:32 am

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 pairs perfectly with… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 18, 2008 - 10:28 am

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 a… More »

By: Stereogum / May 21, 2007 - 12:54 pm

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: Fiona Apple… More »

By: Stereogum / November 7, 2006 - 12:37 pm

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 a history lesson. More »

By: Stereogum / November 6, 2006 - 12:41 pm

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, but… More »

By: Stereogum / October 26, 2006 - 4:00 pm