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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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MusicNOW Festival 2010 @ Memorial Hall, Cincinnati

Shaky YouTube video of Sufjan Stevens performing a haunting "John Wayne Gacy, Jr." at MusicNOW in Cincinnati is what first put the festival in the…
brandon | April 2, 2010 - 4:22 pm
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Fred Armisen Joins Joanna Newsom In Concert

If you didn't know, Fred Armisen lets his hair down and records music/instructs drumming for Drag City as epic skinsman Jens Hannemann. He's in the…
brandon | March 25, 2010 - 1:50 pm
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Joanna Newsom/Bowerbirds @ Calvin College, Grand Rapids 3/12/10

The Have One On Me support shows started back in Australia, migrating Friday night to our end of the world for a North American kick…
Amrit Singh | March 15, 2010 - 5:06 pm
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Watch Joanna Newsom’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Debut, 2002 Music Video Cameo

First off, check out an abridged "Soft As Chalk" from the singer/songwriter's ambitious new "triple" album Have One On Me. This aired on Late Night
Scott Lapatine | March 6, 2010 - 5:09 pm
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Premature Evaluation: Joanna Newsom – Have One On Me

Joanna Newsom's always been a storyteller. On 2004's The Milk-Eyed Mender the tales were richly and eccentrically meandering, even if the songs have retrospectively proven…
stereogum | February 23, 2010 - 12:34 pm
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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 on…
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's…
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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