Joanna Newsom and Van Dyke Parks!!
Pitchfork reports that Joanna Newsom will record her next album with child actor turned musical genius Van Dyke Parks! This is about the most exciting news I've heard in at least 6 days. But then again, I'm easily excited.
Anyway, I'm posting 3 new Joanna Newsom songs, so you can wait with baited breath.
I'm also posting 2 Van Dyke Parks songs off of his brilliant Song Cycle album.
Listen to all five songs and try to divine what this pairing will sound like...
Also, head over to Milky Moon to hear more new/unreleased Joanna, and also a couple of pretty cool covers.
Joanna Newsom - Be A Woman
Joanna Newsom - Sawdust and Diamonds
Joanna Newsom - Suite of New Songs
Van Dyke Parks - Vine Street
Van Dyke Parks - Attic
If the Van Dyke Parks tracks don't work, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org -- I'm sort of new to this whole thing and am still trying to figure it all out.