News featuring Joanna Newsom

The following news stories mention Joanna Newsom. Stories are compiled from a hand-picked selection of popular music news sites based in Great Britain, Europe and the United States. Updated less than 10 hours ago.

’14 Sep 30 Tue

Tuesday 30th September

’14 Sep 26 Fri

Friday 26th September

  • Joanna Newsom’s Inherent Vice Role Revealed

    Last year, we learned that Joanna Newsom would play a role in the movie Inherent Vice, a Thomas Pynchon adaptation from the director Paul Thomas Anderson. Today, we learn what she’s doing in this mysterious movie. According to The New York Times, Newsom plays the “earth-goddess-like” Sortilège, who narrates the movie. Newsom co-stars with Joaquin [...]

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’14 Jul 2 Wed

Wednesday 2nd July

  • Vashti Bunyan details new (and "final") album, 'Heartleap'

    As if it wasn't enough that we got a new Linda Perhacs album this year, it's also been announced that we'll get a new one from another cult folk legend, Vashti Bunyan. Vashti will release Heartleap on October 6 via FatCat in Europe and a day later via DiCristina in North America. It's her third album overall, following her legendary 1970 debut, Just Another Diamond Day, and 2005's excellent comeback album, Lookaftering. Vashti also says this will be her last.

    Though her last two albums were recorded with multiple collaborators (including Joanna Newsom and Devendra Banhart on her most recent one), Vashti chose to make this one entirely on her own. She says, via press release:

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’14 May 16 Fri

Friday 16th May

’14 May 2 Fri

Friday 2nd May

  • Jess Williamson: Native State

    Native State is an artistic triumph that eschews the artifice of commercial appeal for the sake of personal clarity.

    On its surface, one could view Jess Williamson's Native State as yet another entrée into the modern chamber folk canon alongside Joanna Newsom, Fleet Foxes et al. Yet underneath its minimalist construct, Native State's sparse seven songs can be taken as a classic bildungsroman, one in which the protagonist's journey of discovery finds them returning home. Echoing Williamson's own journey from Austin, Texas to New York City and back, travel and locales litter Native State's…

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’14 Mar 21 Fri

Friday 21st March

  • The Milk-Eyed Mender Turns 10

    If something portends future classic status for an album, it may well be contemporary artists covering songs from the record shortly after its release. This was certainly the case with Joanna Newsom’s The Milk-Eyed Mender, which will be 10 years old on Sunday. The Decemberists covered “Bridges And Balloons” for years, including a baroque reading [...]

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’14 Mar 2 Sun

Sunday 2nd March

  • ALBUM REVIEW: Linda Perhacs, ‘The Soul of All Natural Things’

    When 1970’s “Parallelograms,” Linda Perhacs’s one and only album at the time, was unearthed a decade ago, it became a spiritual cornerstone of the so-called freak-folk movement back then. Its mix of fingerpicked guitar and psychedelic melodies spoke to people like Devendra Banhart and Joanna Newsom,artists mining a similar vein of otherworldly folk music. The surprise resurgence of interest in Perhacs prompted her to make music again, and “The Soul of All Natural Things” is her first album in 44 years. Perhacs is 70 now, with a voice that has retained its crystalline beauty.

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’14 Feb 16 Sun

Sunday 16th February

’14 Feb 10 Mon

Monday 10th February

  • Fiona Bevan - "The Machine" (stream)

    New British singer-songwriter Fiona Bevan possesses a beguiling and original voice.

    Fiona Bevan's debut album, Talk to Strangers, releases in the UK on 28 April via Navigator Records and is sure to appeal to fans of artists as diverse as Björk, Joanna Newsom and Lianne La Havas. "The Machine" is the record's first single. “'The Machine' came from being angry and frustrated about the state of the world and from my feelings of powerlessness to do anything about it,” Bevan says. “Within the song, there’s a…

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