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We interviewed a lot of people in 2015. I know this because, in order to compile this list, I read upwards of 60 Q&A’s with a wide array of artists who would go on to define the year. A lot of the interviews we published this year focused on process, but the byproduct of having… More »

When I put this list together last year, the big story was the emergence of auteurs in the online era of the music video. For the past decade, music videos have mostly lived online, far away from the cable networks that once nurtured the art form. Back in the ’90s, when cable networks were starting… More »

It’s been a lifetime since Gwen Stefani was chanting “B-A-N-A-N-A-S,” even longer still since the Velvet Underground and Nico drew on Warhol’s interpretation of the tropical fruit as a muse. But this year it felt as though there was a resurgence in banana culture, a rekindled appreciation for our innocent, fair-weather, potassium-rich yellow friends. Maybe… More »

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Fleetwood Mac Tribute Concert To Feature Joanna Newsom, Mark Ronson, & More

Best Fest, the same people responsible for previous events like Dylan Fest, Petty Fest, Stones Fest, George Fest, and Neil Fest are now putting on…
Peter Helman | January 19, 2016 - 11:12 pm
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Watch Joanna Newsom Talk To Larry King About Spotify, Andy Samberg, Kendrick Lamar

Joanna Newsom does so little mainstream media that it's absolutely fucking bizarre to see her sitting down with American fossil Larry King, a man who…
Tom Breihan | December 14, 2015 - 10:58 am
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Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold To Open For Joanna Newsom With All-New Solo Set

A couple of weeks ago, Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold emerged from his long musical absence to share a new solo track, a cover of…
Peter Helman | December 9, 2015 - 11:01 pm
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Watch Joanna Newsom’s Dazzling Colbert Performance

Joanna Newsom might be married to a TV star, but her own television appearances are exceedingly rare things, especially in this country. So when we…
Tom Breihan | December 9, 2015 - 8:50 am
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Joanna Newsom Announces Apollo Show, West Coast Dates

Joanna Newsom is about to embark on a tour in support of Divers -- which came in at #22 our best albums list -- and…
James Rettig | December 1, 2015 - 1:36 pm
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The 50 Best Albums Of 2015

We heard it again and again in 2015: This year in music is so good that any attempt to make sense of it is going…
Stereogum | December 1, 2015 - 8:58 am
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Watch Joanna Newsom Teach Larry King How To Play Harp

Joanna Newsom is appearing on an episode of Larry King's online show Larry King Now that'll air 12/14. As Pitchfork points out, King has just…
Peter Helman | November 18, 2015 - 6:46 pm
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Watch Joanna Newsom’s Stunning Solo Jools Holland Performance

Joanna Newsom is not exactly the kind of artist who shows up on your television very often -- at least, not unless you've got the…
Tom Breihan | November 4, 2015 - 9:54 am
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Watch Joanna Newsom Play Divers Songs For The First Time At Manchester Tour Opener

Joanna Newsom released her beautiful new album Divers last week, and she and her harp just launched a tour in support of the record. She…
Peter Helman | November 1, 2015 - 3:54 pm

In Case It Wasn’t Clear, Joanna Newsom Really Hates Bananas

When we say that Joanna Newsom has beef with bananas, let's be clear: She is not experimenting with new recipes. Instead, she considers bananas to…
Tom Breihan | October 27, 2015 - 8:55 am
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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

We published our 50 Best New Bands of 2015 list this week, which is exciting! We love to debate things here at the 'Gum, and…
Stereogum | October 23, 2015 - 3:48 pm
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Premature Evaluation: Joanna Newsom Divers

The first thing you need to know about Divers is that it is manageable. Eleven tracks with a combined runtime of 54 minutes might not…
Chris DeVille | October 20, 2015 - 12:13 pm
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Joanna Newsom Hates EDM, Too

Feel like I've read a million interviews with Joanna Newsom over the past week -- ours included -- and, somehow, she keeps saying interesting stuff…
James Rettig | October 19, 2015 - 4:57 pm
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Q&A: Joanna Newsom On Moving Rocks, Annotating Lyrics, And Playing The Hits

Given the nature of her work -- the intricate arrangements; the complicated, often byzantine lyrics; the harp; that extraordinarily wild voice -- it's not surprising…
T. Cole Rachel | October 19, 2015 - 9:14 am
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Joanna Newsom – “Divers” Video (Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson)

UPDATE: Here's the official video in high quality. …
Peter Helman | October 18, 2015 - 9:37 pm
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Joanna Newsom Says Spotify Is Evil, Garbage

Joanna Newsom's new album, Divers, comes out next week, and the typically elusive singer has been the subject of many a profile over the past…
James Rettig | October 16, 2015 - 1:12 pm
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