Joanna Newsom’s recent trifecta of an album Have One On Me has been wooing critics and fans alike since its release this past February 23 (via Drag City); nonetheless, she has now inadvertently one upped herself by winning over fellow indie folkie Robin Pecknold (aka the Fleet Foxes’ lead singer/songwriter).
Pecknold recently posted an excellent cover of Newsom’s “On a Good Day” (the lone short song on Have One On Me) to his youtube account, adding his (now) trademark reverb-laden flavor to the song while still doing justice to Newsom’s original version. For comparisons sake, take a listen to both below.
And if after you’re still fiending for some Robin Pecknold, check out his solo myspace page where he goes by White Antelope. Plenty of good songs up there to satiate you while you dream of what the next Fleet Foxes record might sound like.
And if all that’s not enough, Pecknold has decided to join Newsom and the gang for a short jaunt in her tour to open as a solo act (which according to his label is purely “for fun”). If you ask me, those are going to be some damn good shows, so check out the dates and locations of the Newsom/Pecknold tour below and see if you’re lucky enough for them to trek through your town.
In other recent Newsom news, Joanna made an appearance this past Friday on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon where she performed “Soft As Chalk”, showing that she’s got some piano chops to go along with her well documented harp skills. Check out her facial expressions in the video below. You can’t beat that.
Joanna Newsom w/ Robin Pecknold
03-28 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
03-29 Columbus, OH – Southern Theatre
03-30 Cincinnati, OH – MusicNow Festival
03-31 Bloomington, IN – Buskirk-Chumley Theatre
04-02 Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
04-03 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre