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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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Joanna Newsom – “Kingfisher”

We've heard the stylistically diverse "81" pastoral and jazzy "Good Intentions Paving Company" outing. Now, after adding the gorgeous 9-minute madrigal/short story "Kingfisher" to the…
brandon | February 9, 2010 - 12:38 pm
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New Joanna Newsom – “Good Intentions Paving Company”

So far people have been focusing more on Joanna Newsom’s press photos and album art than her sounds. Two songs into the three-disc Have One
brandon | February 2, 2010 - 12:57 pm
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Joanna Newsom Have One On Me Cover Art

There’s always a shade of intrigue surrounding Joanna Newsom’s album cover art. Perhaps that’s because she’s cultivated such a marketable image these past few years.
Amrit Singh | February 1, 2010 - 1:33 pm
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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 o…
brandon | January 26, 2010 - 12:20 pm
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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…
Amrit Singh | January 19, 2010 - 10:15 am
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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…
Amrit Singh | January 13, 2010 - 10:11 am
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Joanna Newsom Says “Have One On Me”

(via dragcity) ? UPDATE: It’s official! New album Have One On Me out 2/23.
Amrit Singh | January 12, 2010 - 1:47 pm
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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…
Amrit Singh | November 24, 2009 - 5:41 pm
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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'…
Amrit Singh | November 23, 2009 - 12:15 pm
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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
Amrit Singh | November 13, 2009 - 4:53 pm
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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…
Scott Lapatine | June 4, 2009 - 12:50 am
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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…
Scott Lapatine | April 8, 2009 - 12:37 am
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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…
Amrit Singh | December 28, 2008 - 2:10 pm
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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,…
brandon | October 13, 2008 - 10:03 am
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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…
Scott Lapatine | July 21, 2008 - 11:33 am
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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…
Amrit Singh | April 3, 2008 - 1:07 pm
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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…
brandon | April 2, 2008 - 4:48 pm
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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,…
Amrit Singh | February 4, 2008 - 3:51 pm
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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 mixtape…
Stereogum | October 17, 2007 - 2:41 pm
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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…
Stereogum | October 8, 2007 - 10:42 am
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