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Joanna Newsom Talks Husband Andy Samberg, Teaches Larry King to Play the Harp [WATCH]

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Larry King had previously teased an episode of his where harp queen Joanna Newsom would teach him how to play the magnificent instrument, well, that episode has aired, featuring an interview where the artist talks about her actor/comedian husband Andy Samberg, and is now online for your viewing pleasure.READ MORE

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Stephen Colbert's Musical Guests Are Far Hipper Than Jimmy Fallon's

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Lizzo's performance of "Ain't I," her bombastic song of female empowerment, on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" on Thursday was as raw and authentic as late night TV gets in a time where it feels like everything else in that time block, namely "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," feels washed out.READ MORE

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Joanna Newsom Performs 'Divers' Track 'Leaving The City' on 'Colbert' [WATCH]

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While her husband Andy Samberg has been keeping busy with Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Joanna Newsom has begun making TV appearances herself in support of her latest album Divers, appearing on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert for a moving performance of her single "Leaving The City."READ MORE

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Joanna Newsom Announces 2016 West Coast 'Divers' Tour Dates

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Indie-folk harp goddess Joanna Newsom has announced more tour dates in support of her latest album, Divers, this time across the west coast in 2016.READ MORE

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Joanna Newsom Teaches Larry King How To Play The Harp [WATCH]

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Folk songstress and harpist Joanna Newsom recently paid a visit to the set of 'Larry King Now', most likely to perform one of her new songs, but also to apparently teach the 82-year-old host how to play the harp for the first time. Sitting beside the harp, the TV host is dwarfed by the instrument as Newsom offers instructions on how to play.READ MORE

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Joanna Newsom Performs 'Divers' Track "Leaving the City" on 'Jools Holland' [WATCH]

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Joanna Newsom appeared on Later ... with Jools Holland this week for her debut television appearance in support of her latest album, Divers. The eclectic modern folk singer/songwriter performed her mystical track "Leaving the City" for the studio audience.READ MORE

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Joanna Newsom's 'Divers' Streaming for the Next 48 Hours [LISTEN]

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Indie folk singer/songwriter/harpist and wife of actor/comedian Andy Samberg, Joanna Newsom, is streaming her highly-anticipated new album Divers for the next 48 hours. The stream is being provided by NPR's "First Listen" as well as CBC Music.READ MORE

Actress Joanna Newsom attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Inherent Vice' at TCL Chinese Theatre on December 10, 2014 in Hollywood, California

Joanna Newsom Slams Spotify, Compares it to a Rotten Banana

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Joanna Newsom's first album in five years, 'Divers,' drops next week, but don't expect to find it on Spotify. The harp-playing singer-songwriter slammed the music-streaming service in a recent interview, calling it "the banana of the music industry," asserting that "it just gives off a fume. You can just smell that something's wrong with it."READ MORE

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Joanna Newsom New Album 'Divers' Gets Release Date, Tracklist, Single 'Sapokanikan'

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Joanna Newsom recently released details related to her new album Divers. Set to drop Oct. 23 via Drag City, the multitalented singer-songwriter and harpist also debuted her first single from her new album titled "Sapokanikan" and its corresponding music video which was directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.READ MORE

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Fleet Foxes's Robin Pecknold Writes Music for Off-Broadway Play 'Wyoming'

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It has been nearly four years since we have heard a new Fleet Foxes album, but today it was revealed that Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold has composed the music for an upcoming off-Broadway play titled "Wyoming," which was written by Pecknold's cousin Brian Watkins and directed by Danya Taymor. According to "Stereogum," Pecknold co-wrote the music along with percussionist Neal Morgan, who is best known for his work with Bill Callahan and Pecknold's old touring partner Joanna Newsom — perhaps that is where they met? According to "Broadway World," "Wyoming" is a "biting, brilliant family drama about buried memories of a confounding childhood crime" produced by Lesser America. As of right now, Pecknold has no plans to record or release his score, which means you will have to go see the play, which runs from Jan. 15 to 31 at Theater for the New City in New York City. You can purchase tickets for "Wyoming" here. Fleet Foxes's most recent album "Helplessness Blues" was released in 2011. It was the Seattle band's second studio album overall, following their self-titled, debut album from 2008. Most recently, Pecknold embarked on a tour with members of Grizzly Bear, Wye Oak, Beach House and The Walkmen celebrating the music of late Byrds member Gene Clark.READ MORE

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Jonny Greenwood Shares Radiohead's 'Spooks' from 'Inherent Vice' Soundtrack [LISTEN]

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Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood has shared a song from the soundtrack to the upcoming Paul Thomas Anderson film "Inherent Vice" titled "Spooks," which you can check out below. The song was written by Radiohead and made its live debut in 2006, but besides Greenwood this new version features no other members of Radiohead. Instead, Supergrass members Gaz Coombes and Dany Goffey appear on the mysterious, noir-inspired track with Joanna Newsom providing spoken word vocals — she also provides the narration for "Inherent Vice." You can check out Radiohead's "Spooks" — performed by Jonny Greenwood, Joanna Newsom, Gaz Coombes and Dany Goffey — here, via "Stereogum":READ MORE

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Joanna Newsom Working on New Album, Discusses Ferguson and New York

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Joanna Newsom is not someone who can be easily placed categorically, but we will give it a shot. The Californian folk singer/songwriter/harpist/actress is in Paul Thomas Anderson's forthcoming film "Inherent Vice," but she recently told Dazed she is working on fresh tunes. "I'm working on something new — I should hopefully have a little more news soon," Newsom said, via Stereogum. "I've been working hard for a lot of those five years on a new idea." "Vice" is a 1970s-set picture that deals with race issues, and Newsom used it as a bridge to current events. "I think the film drums up a sense that dark forces are at work behind the scenes, and that's a fear that many people I know struggle with, particularly in the States right now," she said. "There's an incredible sense of — at the risk of sounding melodramatic — a conspiracy. I mean, right now, what's happening in Ferguson and in New York is terrible: terrible cases of cops murdering people and getting away with it. The words 'civil rights violation' come up a lot in this film, and I think that that applies more today than it has for decades."READ MORE

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7 Album Covers With Musicians Who Aren't On The Album: The Beatles, The Smiths, And More

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Putting yourself on your own album cover is a pretty simple concept: if people see you on the cover, they'll assume you're the person singing on the album. However, these seven artists included musicians on their album covers that didn't appear in the album at all.READ MORE

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8 Band Names Inspired By Other Artist's Names: The Beatles, Pink Floyd, And More

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Coming up with a bandname is one of the most important and difficult steps of forming a band. While some artists like to take their names from a song by another artist, such as Radiohead (A Talking Heads song) or Pretty Girls Make Graves (a Smiths song), other artists have found inspiration in the actual names of other artists. Here are eight band names that were inspired by the names of other artists.READ MORE


14 Album Covers With An Illustration Of The Artist: The Beatles, OutKast, And More

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Sure, a photograph of the artist is probably the simplest route to take when designing an album cover, but a painting or a drawing can sometimes proves to be far stranger. Here are 14 album covers with an illustration of the artist.READ MORE

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