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Joanna Newsom covers Sandy Denny's "North Star Grassman and the Ravens" for Wren

Posted by Kelly S. Osato, March 15, 2013 04:42pm | Post a Comment
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We've caught neither peep nor lead regarding a follow up to Joanna Newsom's 2010 Have One On Me triple LP the future Mrs. Andy Samberg has been making news recently, case in point. Last year a couple of new songs, "Look and Despair" and "The Diver's Wife", were caught during two live different live performances in San Francisco and subsequently released into the wild, as happens more often that not in this increasingly borderless world of oversharing we live in (no complaints here). After dangling the carrot that was the announcement of a video shoot to showcase the jaunty, up-beat "Good Intentions Paving Company" music video in June of 2011 and later, in March 2012, the shaved vignette of a preview for the clip (as one comment sardonically pointed out, "this video is practically the indie Chinese Democracy") it feels good to finally see something new from Lady Jo, even if the newness is a "fashion video" for the Fall/Winter 2013 collection of Los Angeles based clothing line Wren, and the song is not new material but rather a Sandy Denny cover (again, no complaints whatsoever).

Watching Joanna perform (i.e. mostly model to) her take on one of Denny's most lovley Nautical Folk compositions set within a honeyed palette embracing the crisp, bruised hues of a California country sunset -- complete with lilting hillside foliage, a swimming pool lanai framed in cacti, and an owl co-star -- is just enough of a tease to potentially light a fire while at the same time slaking a thirst for avid fans awaiting something, anything fresh from Newsom's dulcet font. In the meantime, check out the video below.


Wren / FW13 / Joanna Newsom from CONNECT THE DOTS INC on Vimeo.

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