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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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Photos From Joanna Newsom’s “Good Intentions Paving Company” Video Shoot

A set of behind-the-scenes photos posted on directors’ Karni & Saul’s Flickr reveals that Joanna Newsom has filmed a music video for Have One On
Scott Lapatine | June 19, 2011 - 9:55 am
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Wild Beasts Smother Under The Influence

Hopefully by now you've heard Smother, the third album from Wild Beasts. As with all their records, it feels like it comes out of nowhere.
jessica | May 13, 2011 - 10:14 am
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Indie Rockers Before They Were Famous

After watching the recently unearthed footage of Arcade Fire playing a house party in 2002 and a 17-year-old Robin Pecknold covering Radiohead and Simon &am…
Scott Lapatine | April 21, 2011 - 4:01 pm
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Joanna Newsom “On A Good Day” On Letterman

Joanna Newsom brought her harp and two taxidermy peacocks to The Late Show last night. Before she played, Letterman joked that the set looked like…
jessica | December 15, 2010 - 9:47 am
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M. Ward Covers Joanna Newsom

M. Ward's cover of "Sadie" appears on Versions Of Joanna, a 22-track Dylan-punning compilation that also features Billy Bragg, Owen Pallett, and Ben Sollee remaking…
brandon | December 9, 2010 - 10:55 am
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Joanna Newsom Denies Simpsons Rumors

Earlier this week a rumor started going around that Joanna Newsom was set to appear on The Simpsons. According to Malibu Magazine, Newsom's credentials included,…
jessica | October 20, 2010 - 2:13 pm
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It’s Friday, So Here’s A 2-Year-Old Singing Joanna Newsom

The best part of this video, however, is the description. It lets us know that Madeline has been asking to listen to Joanna Newsom since…
jessica | September 24, 2010 - 11:06 am
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Joanna Newsom On Kimmel

Joanna Newsom returned to Jimmy Kimmel Live (she did "Sprout And The Bean" years ago) to do "Me And You, Bess" and "81." Watch:…
jessica | August 12, 2010 - 12:58 pm
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Joanna Newsom, Robin Pecknold @ Orpheum Theater, Los Angeles 7/31/10

Photos of a sold-out show on Saturday in L.A. by Joanna Newsom (complete with standing ovation and a female would-be-stage-crasher blocked by security), with a…
Amrit Singh | August 3, 2010 - 1:39 pm

Morning Benders Cover Joanna Newsom Over A J Dilla Beat

'Tis the season for summer mixes. I made mine, the morning benders' Chris Chu put one together for L.A.-based site Say Mayday. Plenty to love…
Amrit Singh | July 7, 2010 - 2:12 pm
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The Roots – “Right On” (Feat. Joanna Newsom & STS)

Over the past year, the Roots have stretched mightily on Late Night, home of TV’s most adventurous music programming. It was hardly a surprise to…
Scott Lapatine | June 18, 2010 - 6:26 pm
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ATP 2010: Curated By Matt Groening @ Butlin’s Holiday Centre, Minehead, UK

This past weekend was the Matt Groening-curated ATP, which went down in Butlins, Minehead, UK. Iggy Pop and Toumani Diabate were the highlights of the…
jessica | May 10, 2010 - 6:07 pm

Joanna Newsom Is Done Reading Blogs

Joanna Newsom becomes less of an enigma with each interview. The polarizing songwriter is Under The Radar's spring cover girl and between the pages i…
Scott Lapatine | May 10, 2010 - 12:52 pm
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Joanna Newsom Brings “’81” To Jools Holland

Joanna Newsom in on tour in the UK right now, and she stopped by Later With Jools Holland last night to do "'81" from Have
jessica | May 5, 2010 - 9:42 am
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Roots Recruit Joanna Newsom, Jim James

The Roots’ forthcoming How I Got Over will feature John Legend and Jim James, as well as a sample of The Milk-Eyed Mender’s “Book OF…
brandon | April 23, 2010 - 10:26 am

MusicNOW Festival 2010 @ Memorial Hall, Cincinnati

Shaky YouTube video of Sufjan Stevens performing a haunting "John Wayne Gacy, Jr." at MusicNOW in Cincinnati is what first put the festival in the…
brandon | April 2, 2010 - 4:22 pm
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Fred Armisen Joins Joanna Newsom In Concert

If you didn't know, Fred Armisen lets his hair down and records music/instructs drumming for Drag City as epic skinsman Jens Hannemann. He's in the…
brandon | March 25, 2010 - 1:50 pm
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Joanna Newsom/Bowerbirds @ Calvin College, Grand Rapids 3/12/10

The Have One On Me support shows started back in Australia, migrating Friday night to our end of the world for a North American kick…
Amrit Singh | March 15, 2010 - 5:06 pm
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Watch Joanna Newsom’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Debut, 2002 Music Video Cameo

First off, check out an abridged “Soft As Chalk” from the singer/songwriter’s ambitious new “triple” album Have One On Me. This aired on Late Night
Scott Lapatine | March 6, 2010 - 5:09 pm
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Premature Evaluation: Joanna Newsom – Have One On Me

Joanna Newsom's always been a storyteller. On 2004's The Milk-Eyed Mender the tales were richly and eccentrically meandering, even if the songs have retrospectively prove…
stereogum | February 23, 2010 - 12:34 pm
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