mtv brazil (that’s a thing?) had first dibs on a new fiona apple track called “dull tool” that was the songstress’ contribution to the judd apatow film this is 40. there’s more instrumentation on this one flamenco guitar-driven track than the whole of the idler wheel…. stream the song, which is reportedly a candidate for best original song at the 2013 oscars, at the link below.
as she made her way down to austin and houston for her tour dates, ms. fiona apple was caught for hash possession in sierra blanca, texas. name sound familiar? that’s because it was the same town that claimed willie nelson and snoop’s possession charges.
no word on those texas dates and whether or not they’re canceled.
so marc has been on a hot streak interviewing musicians as of late. i guess there is a finite number of comedians out there. miss fiona apple, whose new lastest in seven years the idler wheel… is out now, was maron’s most recent guest. download the podcast below.
when last fiona apple shared a stage with funnyman jimmy fallon, the songstress had a bit of a meltdown. but all that hullabaloo behind them, apple, with some help from the roots on the disjointed percussion of the song, performed the idler wheel… standout “anything we want” and absolutely decimated the song. and as a bonus, performed a cover of paul mccartney & wings’ “let me roll with it” in honor of the former-beatles’ 70th birthday. catch the bonus track above, and the interview and “anything” performance at the audioperv link below.
and if you’re in the reading mood, there is a super in-depth piece on apple on vulture. stunning stuff.
as if making up for the last seven years of recluse, fiona apple has greatly expanded her north american tour supporting her excellent new lp the idler wheel… and is set to make her first late night televised-performance tonight on late night with jimmy fallon. quest love sure is excited.
fiona apple’s new video for “every single night” is a bizarre one in a molluscan-obsessed kind of way. snails and average octopi take over paris and apple’s head as the perpetually flagging songstress sings on unaffected. catch it above.
the idler wheel is fiona apple’s return to the glory that lana del rey wanted all along. considering it’s been SEVEN years since her last effort, her return is certainly most welcome around these parts. the album is in stores a week from tomorrow, june 19th.
the second preview track for fiona apple’s the idler wheel is wiser than the driver of the screw, and whipping cords will serve you more than ropes do following “every single night,” “werewolf” is pure, unadulterated apple piano ballad. check it out below.
coming to an episode of girls near you, fiona apple’s sxsw-unveiled “every single night” is the leadoff single from (takes big breath) the idler wheel is wiser than the driver of the screw, and whipping cords will serve you more than ropes will ever do (passes out).
we’ve already pointed you to fiona apple’s debut performance of “every single night” at sxsw. here we’ve got another piano based slow-build, the off-kilter “valentine.” the clip is shot from apple’s profile, which makes the star of the show, in my opinion, her ponytail. very barbara eden. check it ou above.
god damn. fiona is back, y’all. and she’s still got it. here we have a crowd-collected video ms. apple performing a fantastic new number by the name of “every single night,” due on her upcoming album the title is too long and i will never type it out.
while news recently broke out that ms. fiona apple was working on new tunes, she’s been busy preppin’ her first live show in a million years, to be taken place at none other than austin’s SXSW conference at the pitchfork official showcase. the rest of the dates can be found after the jump. be warned, there’s not many.