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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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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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Joanna Newsom Discusses Her Stalkers

Joanna Newsom is married to famous funny person Andy Samberg, who was a lowly fan before they ever got together. This has led to plenty…
Tom Breihan | October 15, 2015 - 4:14 pm
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Joanna Newsom Announces North American Tour Dates, Theatrical Release Of “Divers” Video

Joanna Newsom's first round of Divers tour dates were only in Europe, but we in the New World will get to see her in concert…
Chris DeVille | October 6, 2015 - 11:22 am
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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Look, we gotta observe protocol over here. Everybody knows that new Pope track is fire, but it dropped too late to be eligible for this…
Stereogum | September 25, 2015 - 3:47 pm
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Joanna Newsom – “Leaving The City”

Joanna Newsom is probably at a fun Emmys afterparty right now (her husband Andy Samberg killed it as the ceremony's host), but she was kind…
Scott Lapatine | September 21, 2015 - 12:20 am
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Joanna Newsom Announces First Divers Tour Dates

Joanna Newsom's ecstatic and sorrowful "Sapokanikan" is so good that, upon its emergence last month, it stood out in one of the stronger weeks for…
Chris DeVille | September 10, 2015 - 2:49 pm
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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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…
Stereogum | August 14, 2015 - 5:23 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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
Tom Breihan | August 14, 2015 - 11:58 am
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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 news…
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 Thomas…
Tom Breihan | September 26, 2014 - 12:41 pm
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The Milk-Eyed Mender Turns 10

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…
John Everhart | March 21, 2014 - 11:26 am
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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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