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Joanna Newsom

Monday, August 24, 2015 | by Caitie Tieman

Darling of avant-garde folk, Joanna Newsom has a new album, Divers, due out in October. Quirky vocals and raggedy-rag piano drive the album’s new single “Sapokanikan,” which offers a complicated blanket of tightly woven lyrics that intrigue my inner historian and poet as much as my music-loving side.  Newsom explained to NPR “‘Sapokanikan’ is a ragtimey encomium to the forces of remembrance, forgetting, accretion, concealment, amendment, erasure, distortion, canonization, obsolescence and immortality.” So you know, it’s not too deep or anything… Enjoy.