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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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Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – “Kindness Be Conceived” (Feat. Joanna Newsom)

Thao Nguyen will release We The Common, her newest album of fractured indie-pop under her Thao & The Get Down Stay Down name, in a…
Tom Breihan | January 24, 2013 - 10:30 am
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Watch Joanna Newsom Play A New Song At Treasure Island Festival

As made apparent by some other recent live appearances, Joanna Newsom seems to be cooking up some new material. Giving further cadence to this idea…
Corban Goble | October 15, 2012 - 11:04 am

Wilco, Joanna Newsom @ Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood 9/30/12

After playing the Wiltern earlier this year, Wilco triumphantly closed out their tour of the country with a magical evening at the Hollywood Bowl. Some…
Andrew Youssef | October 1, 2012 - 2:39 pm
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Joanna Newsom Does 7 Minutes In Heaven

SNL writer Mike O'Brien has a web series called 7 Minutes In Heaven, a show that features Mike and a celebrity guest in a closet.
Corban Goble | July 17, 2012 - 12:08 pm
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Joanna Newsom – “The Diver’s Wife” (Live In San Francisco)

On Monday night, Joanna Newsom performed with Philip Glass during a benefit for Big Sur's Henry Miller Memorial Library at San Francisco's Warfield Theater, and…
Corban Goble | June 27, 2012 - 9:55 am
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Joanna Newsom – “Instrumental 1999″

Over the weekend, Drag City posted a previously unreleased Joanna Newsom track called "Instrumental 1999" which -- get this -- is an instrumental track put…
Corban Goble | March 19, 2012 - 12:14 pm
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Watch Joanna Newsom, Low, The Fall Play ATP Minehead

Over the weekend, the Jeff Mangum-curated ATP festival went down in Butlins, Minehead, UK, and as a result there's some footage out there from the…
Corban Goble | March 12, 2012 - 12:37 pm

Watch Joanna Newsom On Portlandia

On this Friday's episode of Portlandia, Joanna Newsom shows up in a sketch. And you don't actually have to wait until then to watch it…
Tom Breihan | February 13, 2012 - 5:04 pm
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The Top 20 Steve Albini-Recorded Albums

Infamously cantankerous studio rat/national treasure Steve Albini doesn’t like to be called a record producer. He prefers the term “recording engineer.” That’s a dry, clinical…
Tom Breihan | January 26, 2012 - 3:33 pm
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Watch Fleet Foxes & Joanna Newsom Full ACL Episode

Last week, we posted a pair of previews of the Fleet Foxes/Joanna Newsom episode of the PBS music-performance show Austin City Limits. The episode aired…
Tom Breihan | January 23, 2012 - 10:55 am
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Preview Joanna Newsom & Fleet Foxes On Austin City Limits

The next episode of the much-loved PBS music show Austin City Limits promises to be a serious bucolic freak-folk party. The show's January 21 episode…
Tom Breihan | January 18, 2012 - 4:27 pm
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Joanna Newsom – “Good Intentions Paving Company” Video Excerpt

Joanna Newsom’s highly anticipated “Good Intentions Paving Company” video was directed by Karni & Saul way back in June. We showed you fun behind-the-scenes photos
Scott Lapatine | December 6, 2011 - 11:33 pm
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Joanna Newsom Wears Fancy Clothes In Magazine

Joanna Newsom recently shot a fashion spread for Bullett styled to pay homage to 1971's The Hired Hand. In the photos, Joanna's wearing Chanel, Rodarte,…
Corban Goble | November 16, 2011 - 11:25 am
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Hear Joanna Newsom & Feist’s Muppets Soundtrack Songs

Here's an early listen to the new "Muppet Show Theme," which we learned last month features vocals from Joanna Newsom. It's not much of a…
Scott Lapatine | November 7, 2011 - 12:24 pm
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Watch Joanna Newsom & Robin Pecknold Armwrestle

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…
Tom Breihan | October 19, 2011 - 12:36 pm
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The 10 Best Indie Rock Songs Under 2 Minutes

Time is a valuable thing, and the musicians who can make a quick point in a short amount of time deserve their props. We've put…
Stereogum | October 17, 2011 - 10:56 am
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Joanna Newsom, Feist Set For Muppets Soundtrack

Jason Segel's rebooted Muppets movie is coming out soon, and a few indie-universe types have cameos on the soundtrack album. Bret McKenzie, one half of…
Tom Breihan | October 10, 2011 - 3:55 pm
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End Of The Road Festival 2011 In Photos

Last week, the UK’s Larmer Tree Gardens hosted a hilariously deep bill for the End Of The Road Festival, a lineup that featured Joanna Newsom,…
Corban Goble | September 7, 2011 - 10:39 am
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Joanna Newsom @ Teatro Comunale, Ferrara, Italy 7/27/11

Last night Joanna Newsom and Josh T. Pearson closed out Ferrara Sotto Le Stelle 2011, the Italian festival we covered earlier this month when PJ
Scott Lapatine | July 28, 2011 - 12:12 pm
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Joanna Newsom Plans ACL Taping, “What We Have Known” 12″

“Sprout And Bean”‘s b-side (“What We Have Known”) is getting its own slab of single-sided vinyl (well, only one side is playable; the other ha…
Amrit Singh | June 23, 2011 - 9:00 am
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