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The Roots' forthcoming How I Got Over will feature John Legend and Jim James, as well as a sample of The Milk-Eyed Mender's "Book OF Right-On." Newsom didn't re-record it -- she appears in sampled…   Read Story »
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 back of my mind. (That and the city's historic…   Read Story »
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 midst of opening a couple of shows with his…   Read Story »
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 off show at Calvin College. The set was just ten songs, but of…   Read Story »
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 With Jimmy Fallon last night and I believe it…   Read Story »
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 to be the most concise and…   Read Story »
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 Have One On Me…   Read Story »
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 On Me we've gone from "'81"'s plaintive, pastoral (and…   Read Story »
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. Take the halcyon Ys era: Some of…   Read Story »
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 her birthday. One of those tracks was/is "'81," a delicate…   Read Story »