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Tuesday, February 02, 2010

new joanna newsom | "good intentions paving company"



In which a seven minute jazz-country-meets-The Hissing of Summer Lawns piano jam somehow adds up to one of the best things Newsom's ever done. Listen here or here.

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17 comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

total Joni vibes

4:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this picture is fappable

4:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loving this! So excited for the album

8:20 PM  
Blogger Brad said...

Roan Press's "Visions of Joanna Newsom" book is now available for pre-ordering: http://www.roanpress.com/ourbooks.html

You can see the blurbs at http://www.roanpress.com/news.html

10:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reminds me of Karen Dalton.

4:16 AM  
Anonymous uknowiknow said...

A trust fund kid that made it big! No fucking way!

8:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what does a trust fund have to do with anything? dipshit

10:23 AM  
Blogger Jesse said...

A non-trust fund female self-taught harpist (and much prettier) put out a nice record last year that got no notice, but is quite nice. Woodpecker Wooliams.

She also recently posted about Joanna Newsom on her blog. Worth looking at:

http://woodpeckerwooliams.tumblr.com/

11:02 AM  
Blogger bp baggins said...

why do people assume she has a trust fund? did you see her bank statement or something?

11:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still all just kind of annoying. Never understand how people buy into her world so much. I guess it's escapism?

4:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

really good! I was scared after hearing that 1st song that drag city put up.

8:49 PM  
Blogger Jason said...

A couple of dumbass comments here, you know who you are, but on the real this song is great.

10:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All admit I find the harp intriguing, but I'm wondering if it will be Joanna or Vampire Weekend as '10's most overrated/overhyped indie act.

11:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

stupid comment, 11:09, don't ever compare the great Joanna Newsom to tween joke band Vampire Weekend

12:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow.. You almost sounds like the guys who post comments on Stereogum. hm

3:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For everyone making negative comments about her music and ability, you should seriously listen to all the material from her three albums. I saw her live last Wednesday, and she is absolutely the real deal; a prodigy of her time in terms of technique, songwriting, and composition. She's no "trust fund" musician either. I don't understand where you would get that. Her family are hippies from Nevada City, CA, that cared about nurturing her musical talent when she said she wanted to play the harp at age five.

Most importantly, another reason why Joanna Newsom's music is so spectacular is that it's never been done before. Sure, she has many inspirations (and I'm sure Joni is included), but it is entirely original in itself. Instead of acting disillusioned when someone genuinely talented and inspired gets recognition, try listening to the artist's entire body of work to get a reference point.

9:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the ignoramus who called Vampire Weekend a tween joke band needs to have his bowels ripped out.

4:46 PM  

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