Joanna Newsom and the Ys Street Band EP

Still touring for her album Ys, now somewhere in the UK, Joanna Newsom released an EP with her acoustic band this Tuesday (the 24th of April) with one new song and two pulled in from the past and reworked. As the review on Pitchfork says:

(…) touring seems to have sanded some of the snags off of Newsom’s voice; she’s singing better here than she has on record before.

I’m not posting the new track, “Colleen” – about a woman who’s forgotten she was once a whale – because that’s shady. Go buy the EP, it’s like four dollars. And that song is really good. Here’s her remake of “Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie”, originally from the album The Milk-Eyed Mender.

Previously: Joanna Newsom Redux

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