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Fleet Foxes Share Live Covers of The Strokes’ “Under Control” and Joni Mitchell’s “Hejira”

“Under Control” Features Uwade and “Hejira” Features Daniel Rossen and Greg Pecknold

Jun 13, 2023

​Indie folk trailblazers, Fleet Foxes have released covers of The Strokes’ “Under Control” featuring Uwade and Joni Mitchell’s “Hejira” featuring Daniel Rossen and Greg Pecknold, frontman Robin Pecknold’s father. More

Joni Mitchell Shares Video for “River” in Honor of the Song’s 50th Anniversary

Mitchell Among the Honorees of This Month’s Kennedy Center Honors

Dec 23, 2021

Joni Mitchell has shared a video for the song “River” from her 1971 album Blue in honor of its 50th anniversary. The watercolor animated video was directed by Matvey Rezanov. More

Sep 21, 2021

Chelsea Wolfe has shared two newly-released songs, “Green Altar” and a cover of Joni Mitchell’s “Woodstock.” The two songs were recorded during the sessions for Wolfe’s previous album, Birth of Violence. Wolfe has also shared a new documentary chronicling her 2019 tour for the album, which was cut short due to the pandemic. More

Margo Price Shares Cover of Joni Mitchell’s “River”

Physical Editions of Perfectly Imperfect at the Ryman Out This Friday on Loma Vista

Dec 01, 2020

Country-rock artist Margo Price has just shared her rendition of Joni Mitchell’s Christmas classic “River.” The cover was debuted by Price at a live performance during the Village of Love benefit for Planned Parenthood back in October. More

Oct 10, 2019

Lana Del Rey released a new album, Norman Fucking Rockwell, in August via Interscope. She’s currently touring the album and each night has been covering Joni Mitchell’s “For Free” (from her 1970 album Ladies of the Canyon). Tonight she plays the Hollywood Bowl and has shared a backstage video of her rehearsing “For Free” as a trio with Weyes Blood (aka Natalie Mering) and Zella Day. More


My Favorite Album: Jason Mantzoukas on Joni Mitchell’s “Hejira”

“Where I feel like this record for me wins out over other Joni records is her forgoing a lot of the traditional folk arranging and embracing the jazz stuff.”

Aug 19, 2020

You may know him as the infamously depraved Rafi on The League, as one-third of the How Did This Get Made? podcast dream team, or as the animated preteen pervert Jay on Big Mouth, but actor Jason Mantzoukas is also a long-time audiophile with impeccable taste in music. More

Jul 24, 2020

My dad was a really big Joni Mitchell fan, so it was on in the house from early childhood, but I was really ready for it at 12 or 13. I had just started to tentatively write songs and it spoke to me. More

My Favorite Album: Weyes Blood on Joni Mitchell’s “Hejira”

“It’s an intimate, beautiful record that is so modern that it sounds like stuff that didn’t happen for another 10 years.”

Jul 17, 2020

“I think it’s a sleeper, I’ve been hearing the record and knowing it for a long time and it all of a sudden came to me like a revelation that it was a great record,” Natalie Mering, aka Weyes Blood, says of her deferred realization of her favorite album, Hejira by Joni Mitchell.

My Favorite Album: Rachel Goswell of Slowdive on Joni Mitchell’s “Blue”

“This is an album I will listen to time and time again and just sit there singing it. Obviously not as well as [Joni Mitchell] does!”

Mar 18, 2020

I think it’s actually quite impossible to choose one favorite album. I could definitely do a list of 10 but to do one is really hard. It would have been a toss-up between Joni Mitchell’s Blue and After the Goldrush by Neil Young. More


Nov 20, 2023

The third Archive release from Joni Mitchell offers an expansive look behind and beyond the curtain during a period that saw startling creative growth from the artist as well as her greatest commercial success. More

Dec 07, 2022

Following Joni Mitchell’s 2021 The Reprise Albums, The Asylum Albums (1972-1975) (available as 4-CD and 5-LP sets) spotlights a period where her rich creative evolution found some of her greatest commercial success. More

Dec 07, 2021

With the first volume of Joni Mitchell’s Archives series offering material that leads up to her 1968 debut album, Archives Vol. 2 picks up the torch from there and runs up to some late ’70/early ’71 sessions for her classic album Blue. Aside from the rewards to be found in hearing her albums released during these years, the five CDs (also in a 10-LP limited edition) in this set offer a unique embarrassment of riches, with nearly six hours of unreleased home, studio, and live recordings. More

Aug 09, 2021

Fifty years after its release, Joni Mitchell’s fourth album, Blue, remains as moving and powerful as ever. The Reprise Albums (1968-1971) celebrates Blue’s anniversary mark with a release that also includes her first three albums, providing a complete picture of Mitchell’s artistic progression leading up to Blue, which is widely considered as one of the greatest albums of all time. More