News featuring Joanna Newsom

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’15 Jun 14 Sun

Sunday 14th June

  • Flo Morrissey: Tomorrow Will Be Beautiful review – youthful agility with depth


    Twenty-year-old Londoner Flo Morrissey’s debut album, produced in LA by Noah Georgeson (Joanna Newsom, Devendra Banhart) and Philippe Zdar (Phoenix), is a beautiful confection burgeoning with musical ideas, modulations and textures, and her voice has both the agility of youth and a depth beyond her years. The swooping, acoustic guitar-backed opener Show Me has clear echoes of Kate Bush; elsewhere, Cat Power or Newsom are evoked. The romantic string arrangements on standout tracks such as Betrayed or Wildflower place them somewhere between contemporary folk and 60s pop; the harmonies on Woman of Secret Gold might call to mind Harriet Wheeler of the Sundays to some; the chimes and cello accompaniment on the closing title track leave you wanting more.

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’15 May 29 Fri

Friday 29th May

’15 May 18 Mon

Monday 18th May



    Woohoopdidoo, and welcome back to the rolly-polly-coaster that is Drag City Records (and once again, Tapes!). We don’t necessarily take it as it comes, but we’re not NOT subject to vicissitudes of fate and shit, either. If you stick around long enough, you’re likely to see stuff n' thangs you never believed you'd see, much less see again! This is what makes our death wish so danged silly – it’s clear just from past experience that the track ahead promises to be weird and stimulating and maybe even satisfying at times. So we hold onto the steel rail and prepare for the next stomach-dropping curve ahead. No matter how funky these hills and valleys may seem to the naked mind’s eye, all of them are exhilarating. The records that determine this schizo forward roll come from an inconceivable depth – the bottomless bottom of all-too-human…

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’15 May 8 Fri

Friday 8th May

  • Sye Elaine Spence - "1964" (audio) (Premiere)

    A simple and gorgeous lullaby, "1964" finds Atlanta artist Sye Elaine Spence paying tribute to her grandmother.

    With a fragile, delicate vocal beauty in the vein of Joanna Newsom, Sye Elaine Spence paints a vivid image of her grandmother in her tune "1964". A bare arrangement consisting merely of Spence's high-register voice and a guitar creates the effect of flipping through an old photo album, nostalgically gazing at all that has come to pass in a rich life experience. Although Spence is a young artist, the timelessness of "1964" makes it seem…

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’15 Apr 30 Thu

Thursday 30th April



    Demon! Beast! We fear you going away - but in the meantime, when will you leave? Maybe we don't even CARE what we’ll stand on if you're not there. But......ffffffffffffffffff.....until then, we're here. You're here. The world exists. With its billions. We're not a world-denier. There are many facts and truths and commonly-held beliefs, many pleasant realities that we're ready to argue over. There are totally things that we know better about than everyone else out there. We know, however, that you won't go away. This explains our stance - stooped, besweated, without sleep, matted, eyes pinned, a spade in our hands. We will stay your maw! As long as you are there and we are here, we will sacrifice throw after throw of our offering to your hunger - our butterflies to grease your wheels! We aren't any more a part of the problem…

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’15 Apr 22 Wed

Wednesday 22nd April

  • bitter’s kiss – “Love Won’t Make You Cry”

    Based out of Weehawken, NJ, bitter’s kiss is the vehicle of young singer/songwriter Chloe Baker, whose voice is reminiscent of various excellent chanteuses — from the diosyncratic folk stylings of Joanna Newsom and Regina Spektor to Neko Case’s penchant for bluesy/country twangs. Emphasizing human hardship and the melancholic monotony of suburban life, Baker flexes her […]

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’15 Mar 9 Mon

Monday 9th March

  • Devendra Banhart and Joanna Newsom Doc Gets DVD Release

    A documentary depicting the early years of Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom and Vetiver's careers is getting the DVD treatment next month, and details of the film and an accompanying 52-page book have now been revealed.   Titled The Family Jams, the film will hit shelves on April 21 via Factory 25. It will also appear in some shops a bit earlier on April 18 for Record Store Day, though it's not an "official" RSD release.   The Family Jams follows Banhart, Newsom and Vetiver on their 2004 U.S. tour. According to a press release, it's "an intimate portrait of life on the road for these...

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’15 Jan 21 Wed

Wednesday 21st January

  • Indiana: No Romeo review – moody and fascinating electro

    This Nottingham mother’s minimalist songs are an island of restraint amid current overblown mainstream pop. And she’s a dab hand at a masturbation metaphor

    You might have heard Indiana’s single Solo Dancing last year. It made the top 20 and got played on BBC Radio 1. Moreover, it stood out by dint of being understated in an era when most mainstream pop stars seem to think subtlety is a village in Languedoc that’s had a lot of one-star reviews on TripAdvisor – I might have heard of it, but I’m certainly never going there. While the rest of the singles chart was either frantically grinning and doing jazz hands inches away from your face, or theatrically boo-hooing its way through ballads, Solo Dancing glowered in the shadows. It offered a tense, electronic pulse, topped off with a murmured vocal. The lyrics, depending on your interpretation, were either the negative image…

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’14 Dec 15 Mon

Monday 15th December

  • stream Jonny Greenwood's 'Inherent Vice' soundtrack

    As mentioned, the Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood did the score for Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice which is in theaters now. It includes "Spooks," which was originally to be a Radiohead song and never finished, here performed by Greenwood and Supergrass' Gaz Coombes and Danny Goffey with some of Joanna Newsom's narration laid overtop. The rest of Greenwood's score is more traditional orchestration, with lots of strings and wind instruments. The official soundtrack mixes Greenwood's contribution with songs used in the movie, like Can's "Vitamin C," Minnie Ripperton's "Les Fleur" and Neil Young's "Journey Through the Past." You can stream the whole Inherent Vice soundtrack, via Spotify, below...

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