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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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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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Stereogum | October 7, 2004 - 4:40 pm
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