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Joanna Newsom fans at San Francisco’s Treasure Island Music Festival received a treat this weekend when the acclaimed harpist premiered a brand new song. Referred to by fans as “Look and Despair” (though that may not be the official title), the song appeared about halfway through Newsom’s set, which ran the gamut from The Milk-Eyed Mender opener “Bridges & Balloons” to Have One On Me epics “in California” and “Have One One Me”. It’s based around piano, roughly in the vein of “Soft as Chalk” or “Occident”.
This weekend, critically-acclaimed and indie fave Bon Iver headlined a full-hour set on the long-running and much beloved ‘Austin City Limits’. This follows the hour-long Radiohead set that kicked off the 38th season premiere of the music performance show. Here’s a 20-minute selection of the show. Meanwhile you can catch the entire gig at the ACL site.
In the words of the xx: “Here is our new video for ‘Chained’! Directed by Young Replicant, who were a pleasure to work with. Spending 2 days underwater wasn’t quite as easy as we thought. We love how it turned out, hope you enjoy too, xx The xx.”