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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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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 has…
Amrit Singh | June 23, 2011 - 9:00 am
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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 &…
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 an…
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 is…
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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