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Wood nymph.” “Teething infant.” A “faerie [who has] a squeaky voice that sounds like it’s been stepped on.”

These are but a few of the ways journalists and other content curmudgeons have characterized the songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joanna Newsom. If I didn’t know better, I’d think these writers were describing a woman with… More »

We published our 50 Best New Bands of 2015 list this week, which is exciting! We love to debate things here at the ‘Gum, and putting together that thing took a lot of back-and-forth emailing and maybe even a few IRL conversations. The best songs of the week this time around doesn’t boast any “new”… More »

The first thing you need to know about Divers is that it is manageable. Eleven tracks with a combined runtime of 54 minutes might not seem short by most artists’ metrics, but for a Joanna Newsom album five years in the making, following an ambitious triple-LP comprising more than two hours of music, this one… More »

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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

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

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

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

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…
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
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Stereogum | December 20, 2006 - 11:51 am

Pitchfork’s Top Albums Of The Year

Most of you probably figured Pitchfork’s Top Albums list would feature some combination of Joanna Newsom, The Hold Steady, and TV On The Radio in…
Stereogum | December 19, 2006 - 9:39 am