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It’s been an exciting week for highly-anticipated new music. Joanna Newsom announced her next album and released an impeccable single, then Majical Cloudz presented the first song off of Are You Alone?. Just yesterday, FKA Twigs dropped her monstrous EP out of nowhere and this morning Neon Indian unveiled his VEGA INTL. Night School details. More »

Shit got ridiculous this week. Lana Del Rey blew up a helicopter. FKA twigs did the art-film equivalent of pulling a Beyoncé. Paul Thomas Anderson made a music video. What the fuck was I supposed to do with all this? There were too many great videos this week. Last week wasn’t a bad one, but… More »

If something portends future classic status for an album, it may well be contemporary artists covering songs from the record shortly after its release. This was certainly the case with Joanna Newsom’s The Milk-Eyed Mender, which will be 10 years old on Sunday. The Decemberists covered “Bridges And Balloons” for years, including a baroque reading… More »

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Joanna Newsom Announces New Album Divers & Shares Paul Thomas Anderson-Directed “Sapokanikan” Video

Joanna Newsom back! It's been five years since Newsom released the stunning triple album Have One On Me, and this morning, we've finally got new…
Tom Breihan | August 10, 2015 - 9:36 am
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Watch Tegan And Sara And The Lonely Island Perform On The Oscars

Tegan And Sara and the Lonely Island took to the Academy Awards stage tonight for a deliriously fun performance of "Everything Is AWESOME!!!," the Oscar-nominated…
James Rettig | February 22, 2015 - 9:41 pm
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Jonny Greenwood, Gaz Coombes, & Danny Goffey – “Spooks” (Feat. Joanna Newsom) (Stereogum Premiere)

When Radiohead debuted "Spooks" back in 2006, it was a rollicking guitar-powered instrumental the likes of which the band hadn't tackled since "Electioneering." (Actually, the…
Chris DeVille | December 10, 2014 - 9:30 am
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Joanna Newsom Says She’s Working On Music, Discusses Ferguson In New Interview

Other than her role in the new Paul Thomas Anderson film Inherent Vice, it's been a while since we've heard anything from human wonder machine…
Tom Breihan | December 8, 2014 - 2:38 pm
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Johnny Greenwood & Supergrass Reworked Radiohead Rarity “Spooks” For Inherent Vice

Slate reports that Inherent Vice, Paul Thomas Anderson's new film that was scored by Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood, contains an unreleased Radiohead instrumental called "Spooks,"…
James Rettig | October 6, 2014 - 8:16 am
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Watch The Inherent Vice Trailer Narrated By Joanna Newsom

We've known for a while that Joanna Newsom was going to play a role in the film adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice, but it…
James Rettig | September 30, 2014 - 8:56 am
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Joanna Newsom’s Inherent Vice Role Revealed

Last year, we learned that Joanna Newsom would play a role in the movie Inherent Vice, a Thomas Pynchon adaptation from the director Paul Thoma…
Tom Breihan | September 26, 2014 - 12:41 pm
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U2 Win Golden Globe, Shoot “Invisible” Video For Super Bowl Spot

UPDATE: Last night Bono reportedly told Showbiz 411 U2's new album is now coming in June. // Last night Hollywood gathered…
Chris DeVille | January 13, 2014 - 9:30 am
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The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

We're almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it's time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be.
Chris DeVille | December 23, 2013 - 11:23 am
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Backtrack: Various Artists The Golden Apples Of The Sun

Looking back, it's actually difficult to capture just how weird and momentous the freak folk movement of the first half of the 2000s felt. It…
Sam Hockley-Smith | September 25, 2013 - 4:28 pm
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Andy Samberg & Joanna Newsom Got Married Yesterday

After five years of dating, Andy Samberg and Joanna Newsom are now married. The couple’s wedding took place yesterday at a luxury retreat in Big…
Liz Pelly | September 22, 2013 - 5:13 pm
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Joanna Newsom Cast In Inherent Vice

Joanna Newsom has been cast in Paul Thomas Anderson’s upcoming film Inherent Vice, screen adaptation of reclusive novelist Thomas Pynchon’s foray into pulp fiction of…
Claire Lobenfeld | August 8, 2013 - 12:37 pm
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The 10 Best Things At Pitchfork Music Festival 2013

This past weekend, Chicago's Union Park played host to Pitchfork Music Festival. The two-and-a-half-day event was packed tight with performances from the indiesphere's current marquee…
Claire Lobenfeld | July 22, 2013 - 4:44 pm
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Watch Joanna Newsom Debut A New Song At Pitchfork Festival

Folks attending Pitchfork Festival this weekend (including Claire and Liz on our end) got a nice surprise from Joanna Newsom's set. As you can see…
Miles Bowe | July 20, 2013 - 4:16 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Usually, especially during the weeks where I liked a K-pop video or two, I do my best to explain what, exactly, I enjoy about the…
Tom Breihan | March 15, 2013 - 12:47 pm
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Joanna Newsom – “The North Star Grassman And The Ravens” (Sandy Denny Cover) Video

The newly engaged Joanna Newsom hasn't given us a whole ton of new music since the Have One On Me motherlode a couple of year…
Tom Breihan | March 14, 2013 - 11:35 am
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Joanna Newsom & Andy Samberg Are Engaged

Everyone enjoy this moment, since we may never again get to see Joanna Newsom’s name on the Us Weekly website. According to that venerable institution,…
Tom Breihan | February 25, 2013 - 4:24 pm
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