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New Joanna Newsom – “’81”

Joanna Newsom introduced the world to Have One On Me via a cryptic comic before she performed some of its songs live in Australia on her birthday. One of those tracks was/is “’81,” a delicate pastoral that has the protagonist locating a plot of land in the Garden Of Eden. The song was posted i… More »

By: brandon / January 26, 2010 - 12:20 pm

Joanna Newsom Previews Have One On Me In Oz

The Joanna news kicked up unexpectedly a week ago via comic strip, just as we were getting used to copping all our Newsom news from fashion mags. The main motto is Have One On Me, which will not only be the title of the followup to Ys but by the look of setlists from a… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 19, 2010 - 10:15 am

Behind The Scenes Of MGMT’s “Kids”

When MGMT released Ray Tintori’s trippy vid for Oracular Spectacular’s inescapable monster jam, it seemingly terrified one child, certainly terrified three seniors, and essentially polarized everyone old enough (but not too old) to know what the internet is. You either loved the visuals and the uncredited Joanna Newsom cameo and voted it as the #9More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 13, 2010 - 10:11 am

Joanna Newsom Says “Have One On Me”

(via dragcity)


UPDATE: It’s official! New album Have One On Me out 2/23. More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 12, 2010 - 1:47 pm

The 25 69 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2010

This year in music was great and we’rea gonna let it finish (sorry), but in terms of notable album releases the ship has sailed. No offense, 30 Seconds To Mars. While the Gummys’ virtual poll booth remains open for a few more days (did we mention filling out the ballot enters you to win the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 24, 2009 - 5:41 pm

Let The Joanna Newsom 2010 Rumor Mill Begin

The bra commercial, the urban mom video cameo, popping up as an anonymous model on a street-style blog, and now a photo for Giorgio Armani’s United Artist campaign for W mag: Joanna Newsom’s in the midst of a clear shift from the forests to the fashion set. So it’s only fitting that tidbits about a… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 23, 2009 - 12:15 pm

Joanna Newsom, Style Icon

A few years ago, the only Joanna pics you’d see painted her to be a sylvan nymph. Now she’s casually popping up on street style blogs, even when they don’t realize it’s her. Such is the transformative power of a good coat (or of hanging out in NYC a bunch). (via FADER)… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 13, 2009 - 4:53 pm

New MGMT Video – “Kids”

Between movie trailers and French presidential campaigns and your mom’s iPod, “Kids” was pretty inescapable in 2008. And while Ray Tintori’s just-released video for the Oracular Spectacular standout doesn’t look like it would’ve taken eight months to complete, trippy things come to those who wait. We’re basically getting three clips in one, starting with scene… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 4, 2009 - 12:50 am

Joanna Newsom Soundtracks Push-Up Bra Commercial

Last time we posted a Victoria’s Secret bra ad, Lykke Li provided the music while Heidi Klum sold us on the Ipex line’s microsmooth fabric and nipple concealment. In this new spot, Miranda Kerr models the Dream Angels push-up to the Celtic strains of Joanna Newsom’s “Sprout And The Bean.” It was filmed in the… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 8, 2009 - 12:37 am

20 Great Concerts From 2008

I’m not the only one at Stereogum who goes out to see live music, but I’m the one who goes out to see the most live music. And then I’m the one who sits around anally cataloging and indexing it in photos and words, and then recataloging it in list form at year-end. To that… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 28, 2008 - 2:10 pm

Joanna Newsom, Environmentalists Sell Us HSBC Accounts

After the ascension of Devendra & Co., when I hear “freak folk” I hear “bank,” so even though Joanna distanced herself from that “soulless, mindless, watered-down, image-obsessed, artless stab at John Fahey or Marc Bolan or Karen Dalton or Donovan or Vashti Bunyan,” it’s not surprising to find The Milk-Eyed Mender’s closer “Clam, Crab, Cockle,… More »

By: brandon / October 13, 2008 - 10:03 am

Joanna Newsom Plays New Song In London

Last we heard from indie rock’s most enchanting woodland creature, she was performing for douchebags and Björk in Chelsea. Fortunately the crowd was better behaved for a one-off gig at Somerset House in London last night, and Joanna rewarded them with a new song. According to the fan who uploaded this phone footage, before the… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 21, 2008 - 11:33 am

Joanna Newsom Plays A Small Show For A Drunk Crowd In Chelsea

Thanks to Paper mag, yesterday we learned Joanna Newsom is beautiful. And tells a mean dick joke. To celebrate at least one, if not both, of those amazing attributes, the magazine invited J. News to Hiro Ballroom to play an insider-y show for a room full of media types on an open vodka… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 3, 2008 - 1:07 pm

Joanna Newsom Tells Paper A Penis Joke, Wears Pretty Clothes

Longtime New York magazine Paper is launching its annual “Beautiful People” issue, with Joanna Newsom on the cover. Over at the site, they have some video of Newsom during her photo shoot, where she takes a moment to tell a joke that involves midgets and other small things. More »

By: brandon / April 2, 2008 - 4:48 pm

Joanna Newsom @ BAM, Brooklyn 2/1/08

By Amrit Singh
Usually when I fall for an artist, I’m left a love-blinded fool, a sorry slave to a surge of endorphins, certain that the only reason said artist isn’t your favorite artist is because maybe you haven’t heard of them yet. When a friend says they don’t see it, I’m dumbfounded,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 4, 2008 - 3:51 pm

Devendra Banhart Makes Lindsay Lohan A Mixtape

Who would’ve guessed that when Devendra Banhart isn’t showing folks around his crib or popping a Spiritual Boner on Conan, he’d be busy making mixtapes for Lindsay Lohan? Looks like the kindly folkie wants to help her through rehab (no, no, no) and perhaps spice up her new relationship with snowboarder Riley Giles, who left… More »

By: Stereogum / October 17, 2007 - 2:41 pm

Joanna Newsom Unveils New, Untitled Song In Brazil

Just this weekend, we were talking about J News, how we missed her and the Ys Street Band, how last we’d seen her was with bf Bill Callahan. And just this morning, reader teco apple filled us in on his enviable Sunday night, spent sitting what looks like first row at Joanna’s show in Porto… More »

By: Stereogum / October 8, 2007 - 10:42 am

SXSW: Last Day In Austin

As promised, here’s our last photo roundup of the shows we hit and folks we pestered on the streets of Austin during this year’s South By Southwest music festival. All in all we had a great time, saw some old friends, and constantly ran into Tim Harrington at the shows we chose to hit (again). More »

By: Stereogum / March 19, 2007 - 8:02 pm

Joanna Newsom Has Sense Of Humor After All

Word from Drag City is that folk faerie Joanna Newsom delivers a new EP on 4/24. It’s got one new track, “Colleen,” and reworks of “Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie” and “Cosmia.” (Three songs that begin with the letter C!) We’ll be first in line to download it, despite the fact that the EP is titled… More »

By: Stereogum / March 8, 2007 - 11:49 am

The Coke Side Of Life

A lot of you guys are writing us to complain that Clipse wasn’t higher on Pfork’s list (we didn’t write it!), but coke-rap is so on in ’07. Sasha Frere-Jones explores in his recent piece for The New Yorker:What is a life-style choice in pop is a livelihood in hip-hop. Almost every m.c. raps about… More »

By: Stereogum / December 20, 2006 - 11:51 am