Joanna Newsom’s new EP, Joanna Newsom and the Y’s street band, is due for release on April 24th. While the Y’s Street Band sees Joanna continuing her lavish baroque folk on one third of the new EP, the other songs mark a slight return to the sound of her more personal and minimal recordings of her debut album the Milk Eyed-Mender. “Colleen,” the single new song on Y’s Street Band builds on the epic song structures she paved on her acclaimed Y’s. However, the song that most stands out to me is her re-recording of Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie. Joanna’s soft and elegant repeating melody at the end never ceases to send chills up the back of my neck. To listen to her new rendition of the song head over to Shameless complacency, who has the song posted.
In other Joanna Newsom news… she has been selected by Bjork to open for her upcoming tour on the following select dates:
05-15 Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
05-19 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre