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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 the top three slots (at least based on their nine-point-whatever scores). Well most of you are wrong! But, aside from a hindsight bump-up to the #1, the Forkers were mostly… More »

By: Stereogum / December 19, 2006 - 9:39 am

DJ Joanna Newsom Does NPR

Head to NPR for a great podcast session with Joanna Newsom, where she spins some songs near to heart and answers questions about Van Dyke Parks, her songwriting process, and the influence her chosen artists have had on her writing.

It’s a great listen for most of its 37 minutes, but when she… More »

By: Stereogum / December 4, 2006 - 4:33 pm

Joanna Newsom Rebuts Your Claim

When we showed you guys the cover to Joanna Newsom’s Ys, some of y’all debated the image’s quality and authenticity. Well we all know the cover was for reals, but what about your thoughts about the artwork’s beauty? Venus zine sat with Joanna and aired your sentiments to the songstress in a piece set to… More »

By: Stereogum / November 27, 2006 - 2:57 pm

Bridges & Balloons (Oh Shit)

P4K’s got a cool interview with Colin Meloy up today. The Decemberists frontman gives props to Lily Allen, thumbs down to Fergie, and claims album-of-the-year contender The Crane Wife is not a concept LP. There is, however, one LOL moment spawned by a true fanboy question.Pitchfork: You play a lot of covers, I’m curious about… More »

By: Stereogum / October 30, 2006 - 11:54 am

Two Shows With Joanna On Sale

Tickets on sale to see the (not-freak) folkie and her massive harp at an early (5PM doors!) and late (doors at 9:30PM) show at Webster on 11/13. Between this, Modest Mouse (11/14-15 at Webster!) and the K-Fed show, it’s gonna be a November to remember. More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 11, 2006 - 6:14 pm

Freak Folkies Love Private-Press Records, But Leave Joanna Out Of It

This weekend, the New York Times profiled the burgeoning market for rare, often folk, private-press releases, recorded in the ’60s and early ’70s, and produced “largely in runs of a few hundred copies and in many cases far less.” The article describes the appeal to collectors (“But for music fans who celebrate obscurantist work, a… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 9, 2006 - 12:17 pm

Ys Watercooler

If you too have heard Ys, what do you think of orchestral Joanna? How does it stack up to Milk-Eyed? Hypothetically, you know, ’cause it’s not in stores yet.

P.S. It’s enchanting, poetic, and everything you’d expect. Basically, the audio equivalent of the album cover. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 31, 2006 - 11:29 am

MP3 Blogging Etiquette

I’ve been doing this Stereogum thing for a number of years now. And there are a number of tacit rules that the music blogging community seems to agree upon. Most are pretty obvious (e.g., if a label asks you to take an MP3 down, you take it down!). But there is one part of the… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 31, 2006 - 10:17 am

Joanna Newsom’s Ys

A few minutes from Joanna’s “Only Skin,” live at McCarren Park last Thursday, can be viewed at YsTube. The album track is seventeen minutes, so consider it a lo-fi teaser.

You can download a live MP3 of “Only Skin” — and other cuts from Ys — at the lovely J-New fansite Milky Moon. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 28, 2006 - 6:10 pm

More About Joanna Newsom’s Ys

You probably read that Drag City is releasing Joanna Newsom’s Ys on 11/14. It’s got only five songs (55 minutes total). It was recorded with Steve Albini, mixed with Jim O?Rourke, and features orchestration arranged by Van Dyke Parks. Which means it’s gonna be Stereogum’s favorite album of the year.

Ys Tracklist
1. Emily… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 17, 2006 - 12:47 pm

Stereogum Readers Poll: Miss Indie Rock 2005

The “indie rock hottie” poll took forever ’cause none of you spell the same way. And then I had to research who was in what band. So that’s why I’m listing the ENTIRE tally before revealing who won. Plus, some of you were pretty explicit about Tegan NOT SARA and vice versa.

I took… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 22, 2005 - 6:22 pm

Stereogum’s Top Catorce Of 2004

As usual I was unable to narrow down my favorite releases of the year to just ten. So here are Stereogum’s 14 favorite discs of 2004. To make it easier for myself, I arbitrarily disqualified compilations, reissues, and Brian Wilson. And for your listening enjoyment are links to a related remix/b-side/live cut/etc… for each entry… More »

By: Stereogum / December 23, 2004 - 9:11 am

A Little Britain

Stream NME’s “CoolList” here.

1. Goldie Lookin’ Chain “21 Ounces”
2. Kaiser Chiefs “I Predict A Riot”
3. The Futureheads “First Day”
4. The Rakes “Strasbourg”
5. Nine Black Alps “Cosmopolitan”
6. Bloc Party “Helicopter”
7. The Dears “Lost In The Plot”
8. The Concretes “Chico”
9. Babyshambles “Babyshambles”
10. Selfish Cunt “I Love… More »

By: Stereogum / December 12, 2004 - 7:55 pm

Everyone <3 Joanna Newsom

One of the most unlikely stars of this “avant-folk” or “anti-folk” or whatever-you-wanna-call-it movement (Devendra, Panda, Sufjan, et al) is beautiful Bay Area gnome Joanna Newsom. Joanna (not really a gnome) has played keys with The Pleased; now she’s steadily winning over indie rockers with wintry ballads informed by Appalachian folk music. She performs them… More »

By: Stereogum / November 29, 2004 - 8:33 am

Indie Rocktober Playlist

Catbirdseat’s October playlist is one of his best yet. White Magic, Earlimart, Arcade Fire, Joanna Newsom (beautiful cut, but I stupidly bought this LP on vinyl, which means it’s not on my iPod; no more buying new albums on vinyl!). Download here.

And while you’re at it… Thirteen newish guilt-free MP3 downloads.Delgados – “SinkMore »

By: Stereogum / October 7, 2004 - 4:40 pm
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