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Listen: Joanna Newsom Shares New Song - “Make Hay”

Previously Unreleased Outtake from Divers

Oct 24, 2016

Joanna Newsom released Divers, her long-awaited new album (her first in five years, since 2010's Have One on Me), last October via Drag City.  More

Mar 17, 2016

Last night Joanna Newsom was quite busy on "Late Night with Seth Meyers," as she first performed "A Pin-Light Bent" from her latest album Divers, and later talked to Meyers in-depth about her music and marriage to Andy Samberg. Watch both below. More

Mar 07, 2016

Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold has been opening for Joanna Newsom on her European tour. Last week at a show in Dublin the duo sang a duet of Newsom's "On a Good Day" (from Have One on Me) and of course fan video of the performance has surfaced. Watch it below. More

Dec 14, 2015

Joanna Newsom has been interviewed for the latest episode of Larry King Now, the web show from the iconic former CNN broadcaster. Previously King had shared an Instagram clip of Newsom patiently teaching him how to play the harp, her signature instrument. Now the full episode isavailable onlineMore

Dec 10, 2015

A couple of weeks ago Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold posted a cover of The Five Keys' "Out of Sight, Out of Mind." Now he has announced that he's joining Joanna Newsom on some of her tour dates early next year and will be playing some new solo material. More

Dec 09, 2015

Joanna Newsom was the musical guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night. She performed "Leaving the City," a track from her recently released Divers, her long-awaited new album (her first in five years, since 2010's Have One on Me) that's out now via Drag City. The performance found Newsom on harp backed by a three-person band (a keyboardist, a pianist, and a drummer). More

Dec 01, 2015

Joanna Newsom has announced a bunch of new tour dates. They include dates on the West Coast and in Japan. Also announced is a show on December 11 at the iconic Apollo Theatre in New York. All the dates are below. More

Nov 19, 2015

Joanna Newsom will be appearing on a forthcoming episode of Larry King Now, the web show from the iconic former CNN broadcaster. The episode won't debut until December 14, but King has shared an Instagram clip of Newsom patiently teaching him how to play the harp, her signature instrument. "Do it fast," she advises. Watch the clip below. More

Nov 04, 2015

Joanna Newsom recently released Divers, her long-awaited new album (her first in five years, since 2010's Have One on Me), via Drag City. She's in the middle of a European tour and last night on the broadcast of BBC's Later... With Jools Holland Newsom performed Divers track "Leaving the City." More

Oct 27, 2015

Joanna Newsom released Divers, her long-awaited new album (her first in five years, since 2010's Have One on Me), last Friday via Drag City. Also last week the video for the album's title track, "Divers," screened in select movie theaters. Now the video has been posted to YouTube for all to see and you can watch it below. Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, Magnolia, There Will Be Blood) directed the 7-minute long clip.   More

Oct 21, 2015

Joanna Newsom is releasing Divers, her long-awaited new album (her first in five years, since 2010's Have One on Me), this Friday (October 23) via Drag City. Now you can stream the whole album in full below via NPR First Listen. But you better hurry up, the stream will only be active for two days and the album won't be available on any streaming services after that. More

Oct 06, 2015

Joanna Newsom is releasing Divers, her long-awaited new album (her first in five years, since 2010's Have One on Me), on October 23 via Drag City. Today she has announced her first North American tour dates in five years. Those dates are below. More

Listen: Joanna Newsom - “Leaving the City”

Divers Due Out October 23 via Drag City

Sep 21, 2015

Joanna Newsom is releasing Divers, her long-awaited new album (her first in five years, since 2010's Have One on Me), on October 23 via Drag City. She recently shared the first song from the record, "Sapokanikan," via a video directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, Magnolia, There Will Be Blood). More

Joanna Newsom Announces European Tour Dates

Divers Due Out October 23 via Drag City

Sep 10, 2015

Joanna Newsom is releasing Divers, her long-awaited new album (her first in five years, since 2010's Have One on Me), on October 23 via Drag City. She recently shared the first song from the record, "Sapokanikan," via a video directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, Magnolia, There Will Be Blood).  More

Aug 10, 2015

After five long years of silence, singer/songwriter Joanna Newsom is back with "Sapokanikan." The single is being released in support of Newson's newly announced fourth album, Divers, which is set for an October 23 release on Drag City. More

Sep 30, 2014

Later this year acclaimed director Paul Thomas Anderson, the man behind Boogie NightsMagnolia, and There Will Be Blood, will release his brand new film Inherent Vice. More

Aug 08, 2013

According to photos captured on set Joanna Newsom has been cast in an unknown part in Paul Thomas Anderson's upcoming film Inherent Vice. More

Joanna Newsom Debuts New Songs at the Pitchfork Festival

New Music Includes Untitled Piece Performed with Harp

Jul 22, 2013

Joanna Newsom debuted a new song at the Pitchfork Festival this weekend. The song is currently untitled, but was performed on the harp, along with "The Divers Wife," and "Look and Despair." All three songs are yet to be released, and expected to show up on Newsom's new album, which is currently in the works. More

Mar 14, 2013

Though she hasn't released any official material since new her 2010 triple LP Have One on Methe always lovely Joanna Newsom has emerged from some time in the studio with a stellar cover of Sandy Denny's 1971 folk song "The North Star Grassman and The Ravens." More

Jan 24, 2013

On February 5, Thao Nguyen (along with her band The Get Down Stay Down) will release new album, We the CommonMore

Oct 15, 2012

This past weekend at San Francisco's Treasure Island Music Festival, Joanna Newsom was kind enough to debut a brand new song for her audience. More

Check Out Photos from The Henry Miller Library Benefit Concert

Philip Glass & Joanna Newsom with Tim Fain Monday June 25th, 2012

Jun 29, 2012

Click here to see photos of Joanna Newsom performing with composer Philip Glass and Tim Fain at The Henry Miller Library Benefit Concert. More

Listen: Joanna Newsom Performs New Song

New Track Called "The Diver's Wife"

Jun 27, 2012

Earlier this week Joanna Newsom played a special concert in San Francisco's Warfield Theatre with American composer Philip Glass in an effort to raise money for the city's Henry Miller Memorial Library, currently in danger of closing due to its need for federally-mandated health and safety upgrades. More

An Evening with Philip Glass & Joanna Newsom w/ Tim Fain

Monday, June 25 at The Warfield Theater in San Francisco

May 15, 2012

Heads up for those in San Francisco or heading that direction—The Warfield Theatre is hosting what looks like a very cool event. On June 25, as part of Philip Glass’ Days and Nights Festival, Joanna NewsomPhilip Glass and Tim Fain will perform a series of collaborative pieces.

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Mar 19, 2012

Over the weekend, Drag City went retro—posting a vintage Joanna Newsom song. We have the Mp3.  More

Feb 14, 2012

This week on the newest episode of Portlandia, beloved, quirky songwriter Joanna Newsom shows up to provide a few laughs. More

Jan 23, 2012

Over the weekend Fleet Foxes and Joanna Newsom appeared on a split billed episode of Austin City Limits. More

Jan 18, 2012

Former joint Under the Radar cover artists Joanna Newsom and Fleet Foxes are the newest in artists to grace the Austin City Limits stage. We have a preview.  More

Dec 07, 2011

Over the summer beautifully quirky harpist, songwriter, and current Under the Radar cover co-star Joanna Newsom filmed an visually elaborate music video for the track "Good Intentions Paving Company," off her highly-praised LP, Have One On Me. More

The Digital Version of Under the Radar’s 10th Anniversary Issue Features 70 Extra Pages of Content

Includes Bonus Joanna Newsom vs. Robin Pecknold Interview, Plus Articles on The Dears, Dntel/The Postal Service, The Fiery Furnaces, of Montreal, Okkervil River, Saint Etienne, Elliott Smith, Sonic Youth, and more

Nov 23, 2011

The digital version of Under the Radar's 10th Anniversary Issue includes the same articles that appear in the printed version—plus 70 extra pages of editorial content not found in the print version, including extra full page photos, 13 bonus articles, and 11 bonus reviews. The digital version includes exclusive bonus articles on Arab Strap, Clinic, The Dears, The Delgados, DNTEL/The Postal Service, The Fiery FurnacesRobin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes vs. Joanna NewsomMogwai, of Montreal, Okkervil River, Saint EtienneElliott Smith, and Sonic Youth. More

Under the Radar Magazine Announces 10th Anniversary Issue Featuring Joanna Newsom and Fleet Foxes

Plus: Paul Rudd vs. The Divine Comedy, plus interviews with Broadcast, Grandaddy, The Flaming Lips, Bat For Lashes, Rilo Kiley, Broken Social Scene, and much more

Oct 19, 2011

Under the Radar is excited to announce the release of the indie music and entertainment print magazine’s 10th Anniversary Issue which hits newsstands next week. The extra-sized 10th Anniversary Issue features cover artists Joanna Newsom and Fleet Foxes Robin Pecknold together in an exclusive photo shoot and joint interview.  Exclusive video taken during the cover shoot of Robin Pecknold and Joanna Newsom arm wrestling can be found here More

Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold vs. Joanna Newsom

Arm Wrestling Tournament Action

Oct 19, 2011

Arm wrestling tournament action.  More

Feb 25, 2011

In the last couple of weeks, we've added a ton of classic interviews with both musicians and comedians to our archives. These are articles that ran in our print magazine, but are debuting on our website for the first time. This includes our  Joanna Newsom cover story from last year, as well as interviews with  Florence and the Machine Fred Armisen Charlotte Gainsbourg Pavement Local Natives, and others. More

Joanna Newsom Has a “Good Day” On Letterman

Harpist Takes on the Late Show

Dec 15, 2010

After her bigtime November gig at Carnegie Hall and this week's benefit show with Neil Young for the new UCSF Benioff Children's HospitalJoanna Newsom made the trip back to NYC for a performance on the Late Show with David LettermanMore

Nov 17, 2010

We’re all quite taken with Joanna Newsom, who graced the cover of our magazine earlier this year. Turns out we’re not alone in our love of the pixie-like harpist. A group of artists, including Owen Pallett and M. Ward are paying tribute to Newsom in new digital album, Versions of Joanna. More

Oct 20, 2010

Yesterday the Internet was all ‘a buzz when Malibu Magazine announced that harpist Joanna Newsom would soon be making an appearance on The Simpsons. Sadly, it appears that rumors Newsom’s visit to Springfield were greatly exaggerated. 

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Joanna Newsom Announces Fall American Tour Dates

Southwestern and Southeastern Dates in Addition to Previously Announced European Shows

Aug 24, 2010

In addition to last week's Carnegie Hall show announcement, Joanna Newsom has revealed her Fall U.S. tour plans. We have the dates. More

Aug 03, 2010

Joanna Newsom has announced a November 23 show at Carnegie Hall in New York. Tickets go on sale Monday, August 9. Newsom will also perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday, August 11. Plus, there's a fan video circulatting of Newsom and Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold covering the Kid Rock/Sheryl Crow duet "Picture" at their show last night in Oakland. We have the complete tour dates and video. More

Jun 23, 2010

Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold is taking a break from work on the band’s second album to support Under the Radar cover artist Joanna Newsom on a short string of west coast shows. We have the dates.  More

Apr 23, 2010

The Roots' (aka coolest late night show house band ever) new album How I Got Over will feature a few familiar facesJoanna Newsom and Monsters of Folk's Jim James. More

Joanna Newsom Rocks Out With Fred Armisen

Duo Performs “Good Intentions Paving Company”

Mar 25, 2010

Currently on tour in support of Have One On Me, Joanna Newsom was joined at her Charlottesville Virgina stop by comedian/drummer Fred Armisen. The funny man joined Newsom on stage, performing on the dog bowl (yes, dog bowl) during epic "Good Intentions Paving Company." More

Stream an Entire Joanna Newsom Concert at NPR

Recorded at Washington, D.C.'s Sixth & I Historic Synagogue

Mar 24, 2010

Classically trained harpist Joanna Newsom is touring North America right now. Last night she performed at Washington, DC.'s Sixth & I Historic Synagogue and NPR Music recorded the gig. The whole 11-track set is now streaming. More

Video of Joanna Newsom on Jimmy Fallon

Performs "Soft As Chalk"

Mar 08, 2010

Joanna Newsom is truly a unique artist and Friday night she sang to a much larger audience on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. She performed a piano-led, slightly abridged version of "Soft As Chalk" for the studio audience. The rollicking track is off her new triple album, Have One On Me. More

Feb 09, 2010

You can now hear another song from Joanna Newsom's upcoming triple LP, Have One on Me (out worldwide February 23rd). It's called "Kingfisher" and it's streaming at Drag City's site. More

Drag City Streams Another New Joanna Newsom Song

"Good Intentions Paving Company"

Feb 02, 2010

Have One on Me will be Joanna Newsom's third full-length (a triple album!), and it drops worldwide February 23rd via Drag City. New details about the release have been trickling in over the last few weeks. And this morning, Drag City's website started streaming another new cut from the LP, the Americana-hued, seven-minute "Good Intentions Paving Company." More

Joanna Newsom Reveals Full Album Artwork

Somebody Needs to Have a Garage Sale

Feb 01, 2010

Have One on Me will be Joanna Newsom's third full-length (a triple album!), and it drops worldwide February 23rd via Drag City. The photo of Ms. Newsom laying out next to Citizen Kane's living room furnishings serves as its cover. Sure beats that boring black cover we showed you last month. More

Listen to Joanna Newsom’s New Track “‘81”

Off Her Forthcoming Triple Album

Jan 26, 2010

Drag City will now release Joanna Newsom's Have One on Me, worldwide on February 23rd, instead of the staggered release schedule we heard about earlier this month. And today, you can hear one song from her third LP. More

Third Joanna Newsom Album Confirmed

Have One on Me Out February 23rd

Jan 13, 2010

That perverted cartoon Drag City posted earlier this week (see above) wasn't fooling. The third Joanna Newsom full-length is indeed entitled Have One on Me and it's out February 23rd in the U.S. More


Interviews

Joanna Newsom

Easy Listening

Mar 23, 2016

Though she has been as universally praised as any singer/songwriter from the past 10 years, Joanna Newsom has always received her accolades with a bit of frustration. More

Joanna Newsom

Persistence of Vision

Apr 04, 2010

When Joanna Newsom was in her early teens, the young harpist thought that she might want to become a solo classical performer. Although the Northern California native began to understand by age 17 that she would rather study composition than performance, her mother took her on a trip to several conservatories across the country during her senior year in high school to audition for admittance, an experience Newsom remembers as terrifying. Most intimidating was her audition for renowned classical harpist Yolanda Kondonassis, the head of the harp department at the prestigious Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio. More


Reviews

Divers

Divers

Drag City

Oct 21, 2015

Listening to traditional folk music, particularly from regions like the Appalachians or Catskills in times before and just after the Civil War, is like the best time machine you could envision. Moments of frightening specificity ("I dug your grave last night" from "Pretty Polly") combine with a general sense of lost love and melancholy ("Pretty Saro") to form a wholly realized snapshot of a setting that seems beyond time and place. More

Have One on Me

Have One on Me

Drag City

Feb 24, 2010

A Joanna Newsom song is impossible to describe. Not Newsom's voice, of course, which conjures up adjectives like "gossamer" and "sprightly," or her harp, which is an instrument she pretty much lays sole claim to in 21st-century pop music, but her songs themselves, the way they bend back on themselves and wander away.  More