Joanna Newsom’s latest full-length collection of vibrantly tangled folk-rock exercises for harp and piano is out this week. And today, just 48 hours before the release of that record, Divers, NPR is streaming the whole album. Like her past releases, this one presents a harsh facade, a dense thicket of instrumentation and occluded metaphor — a suggestion that you should slow down and take your time when exploring its vast confines. But still, you’ll want to act fast in this case, this stream’s only live until release date. For now check it out here, it’s worth getting lost in.
Divers is out October 23 on Drag City.