Joanna Newsom

Medium Cool: Best Talk Show Guests Week Of May 30th, 2016

By Iman Lababedi | May 28, 2016

I hope to never catch her in actual concert

Joanna Newsom At The Orpheum, Saturday, March 26th, 2016 Reviewed

By Alyson Camus | March 27, 2016

a Joanna Newsom’s piece is always complex and rewarding, puzzling and moving.

ABC Best Of The Year Part 3: Interpol, Joanna Newsom, Kurt Cobain And Los Lobos

By Alyson Camus | December 25, 2015

I have decided to look back at this past year in alphabetic order,… and this is the third part of the game….

Five Of The Best Melancholic-Dramatic Songs Of 2015

By Alyson Camus | December 13, 2015

I picked these five among many of others, since they seem to share an expansive and atmospheric sound.

Watch The PTA-Directed Video For Joanna Newsom’s ‘Divers’

By Alyson Camus | October 29, 2015

‘Now that it has completed its theatrical run, Paul Thomas Anderson’s 7-minute video for Joanna Newsom’s “Divers” has made its way online and can be viewed right up there.’

Joanna Newsom Hates Spotify, EDM, Bananas…

By Alyson Camus | October 20, 2015

‘Of what’s popular, I think I like rap more than most indie, I’ll tell you that. I don’t have a problem with music that’s written with a synthetic or electronic instrument. But I do certainly hate the complete garbage that is most EDM music. Couldn’t be worse if it went out of its way to try.’

Not With The Band: The Difficulty Of Writing About Women In Music

By Alyson Camus | October 19, 2015

‘A lot of the writing about my music is done through a lens of straight-up sexism and, in other cases, just a coding of feminising of things,” she says. … ‘I’m trying to think of a male musician I’ve ever been compared to. Like early, early days: Devendra Banhart. He and I had some aesthetic similarities: the music was pulling in some ways to a similar place. But where for him people would use words like ‘eccentric’ or ‘psychedelic’ and for me they’d use ‘fairytales’ and ‘unicorns’

Watch The Trailer Of The New PTA's Film, 'Inherent Vice'

By Alyson Camus | October 1, 2014

I have no real excuse for posting a movie trailer on a music blog, except that we review movies sometimes, and that music is always like a central character in Paul Thomas Anderson’s movies: this new one has the voice of indie harpist Joanna Newsom, who is serving as the film’s narrator in the movie