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So much for the return of G.O.O.D. Fridays, huh? We haven’t gotten a new one from ‘Ye in two weeks. That isn’t to say we haven’t heard from the man this week — if anything, he’s been more vocal than usual. But it seems like something must have distracted from his creative process, because all’s… More »

In 1995, a few months after she released her best album, I saw PJ Harvey play an American football stadium. Alternative rock was firmly entrenched as a business interest by then, and major labels and radio programmers had started seizing on bands — Candlebox, say, or Bush — who could replicate the sounds of young… More »

I couldn’t presume to say that there’s a right way or a wrong way to hear PJ Harvey for the first time, but I like the way that I did it. I don’t remember exactly what was happening the first time I heard Polly Jean Harvey’s roar — it was either on the modern-rock radio… More »

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PJ Harvey – “The Wheel” Video

PJ Harvey is back later this year with the new album The Hope Six Demolition Project. And like her 2011 album Let England Shake, the…
Tom Breihan | February 1, 2016 - 8:57 am
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PJ Harvey Announces New Album The Hope Six Demolition Project; Stream “The Wheel”

PJ Harvey recorded her new album as part of a public art installation last year, and she's finally ready to release the output from those…
James Rettig | January 21, 2016 - 12:01 pm
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Preview PJ Harvey’s New Single

Polly Jean Harvey spent a month last year recording her ninth studio album in public, behind glass, as part of an art installation of sorts.
Chris DeVille | January 18, 2016 - 1:26 pm
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Start Getting Excited For PJ Harvey’s New Album

PJ Harvey has spent all of 2015 working on a new album, recording it as part of a public art installation in London. And she's…
Tom Breihan | December 18, 2015 - 8:29 am
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Watch PJ Harvey Debut “Chain Of Keys” & “Ministry Of Social Affairs” In London

Earlier this year PJ Harvey recorded her ninth studio album as part of a public art installation, and this past weekend we saw truncated footage
Chris DeVille | October 12, 2015 - 4:20 pm
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Watch PJ Harvey Debut New Music At The Hollow Of The Hand Book Launch

Last night -- on her birthday! -- PJ Harvey and photographer Seamus Murphy, who previously collaborated on a series of short films for Let England
Peter Helman | October 10, 2015 - 11:16 am
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PJ Harvey Selling Lyric Sheets From Her Public Recording Project

PJ Harvey smashed the fourth wall earlier this year when she embarked on her art installation/live recording project Recording In Progress. The month-long process took…
Caitlin White | February 19, 2015 - 5:21 pm
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PJ Harvey Records Washington, DC-Inspired Song, Plays Hurdy-Gurdy During First Day Of Public Recording Project

PJ Harvey is recording her next album in public behind one-way glass at London's Somerset House in an exhibition titled Recording In Progress. The sessions…
Chris DeVille | January 16, 2015 - 1:42 pm
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PJ Harvey Will Record Ninth LP In Public Art Installation

PJ Harvey has been busy lately working on a number of projects -- including debut poetry collection The Hollow Of The Hand -- but hasn't…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 2, 2015 - 11:43 am
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PJ Harvey Readies Poetry Book

The great Polly Jean Harvey released Let England Shake, her last album, nearly four years ago. If she's been working on a new full-length since…
Tom Breihan | December 1, 2014 - 9:32 am
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PJ Harvey, M.I.A., Thurston Moore, Tom Morello Issue Statement In Support Of Online Whistleblowers

As Pitchfork reports, a number of musicians have joined the luminaries who signed a public statement that calls for public support of online whistleblowers like…
Tom Breihan | November 10, 2014 - 12:15 pm

PJ Harvey – “Red Right Hand” (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Cover)

PJ Harvey has released a cover of Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds' 1994 track "Red Right Hand" that she recorded for the BBC TV…
James Rettig | October 29, 2014 - 8:58 pm
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PJ Harvey Features Julian Assange On BBC Radio, Stirs Up Controversy

It didn't get a lot of press over here, possibly because most of us only have the vaguest idea what it means, but last month,…
Tom Breihan | January 2, 2014 - 9:39 am
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PJ Harvey – “Shaker Aamer”

PJ Harvey has released a new single in support of Shaker Aamer, the last remaining British resident in the US prison at Guantanamo Bay. Aamer…
Liz Pelly | August 3, 2013 - 7:50 pm
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Dry Turns 20

Polly Jean Harvey is now two decades into a pretty remarkable run, one that's kept her singular voice intact while roaming all over an aesthetic…
Tom Breihan | June 29, 2012 - 11:15 am
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The Top 20 Steve Albini-Recorded Albums

Infamously cantankerous studio rat/national treasure Steve Albini doesn't like to be called a record producer. He prefers the term "recording engineer." That's a dry, clinical…
Tom Breihan | January 26, 2012 - 3:33 pm
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James Blake, Kate Bush, PJ Harvey Up For Brit Awards

The Brit Awards are the UK's annual equivalent to the Grammys, and our British friends have a way of making their award-nominations lists look just…
Tom Breihan | January 12, 2012 - 3:04 pm
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