Johanna Warren – “inreverse” Video

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With her 2016 album Gemini I, Portland singer-songwriter Johanna Warren introduced us to the first of her twin albums about two Gemini characters under a Tarot card dichotomy (the Devil card and the Lovers card). She drew on complementary opposites, things that work together because they don’t. Her ominous but angelic folk ballads unified competing … More »

Johanna Warren – “Here To Tell” Video

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Last month, Johanna Warren shared the wonderful “Here To Tell,” the first single from her new album, Gemini II — she recently played it for us in a Stereogum Session — and today Warren is sharing a music video for the track. It was directed by Jordan Tetewsky and it’s a wintry and … More »

Watch Johanna Warren Play New Gemini II Song In Stereogum Session

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The immensely talented musician Johanna Warren is releasing a new album, Gemini II, early next year — its companion piece, Gemini I, came out in 2016 — and she stopped by our office in NYC to perform for a Stereogum Session. She kicked things off with her recently-released single “Here To Tell” and … More »

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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Guys, it has been A WEEK. Woof! No need to recap. We all lived through it, we don’t need to do it again. And if we can survive this circle of Hell, we can survive anything. But enough about “Walk On Water”! That pile didn’t drop till today, and therefore wasn’t even eligible for … More »

Johanna Warren – “Here To Tell”

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Late last year, the great Portland singer-songwriter Johanna Warren released Gemini I, the first of twin albums based on two Geminis in her life. Early next year, she’s following it up with Gemini II, and today she’s shared lead single “Here To Tell,” a luminous folk fantasia that’s really quite beautiful. Listen below via More »

74 Artists On Their Favorite Tom Petty Song

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I once got busted trying to steal a magazine from my hometown library. The 8/8/91 issue of Rolling Stone apparently had one of those sensors on the last page and it beeped from my backpack on the way out. I was gonna bring it back. I just wanted to take it home to read the … More »

Johanna Warren – “The Blessing And The Curse” Video

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Johanna WarrenJohanna Warren’s newest album, Gemini I, came out last month by way of her newly-minted label Spirit House. The LP is the first of two “twin” albums, hence the title Gemini I. Those born under the astrological sign of Gemini tend to mediate two sides of their personality that both oppose and complement one another. More »

Johanna Warren – “circlenot astraight”

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johanna-geminiEarlier this month, celestial Pacific Northwest songwriter Johanna Warren announced her new album, Gemini I (the first of twin albums) with the sweeping “Hungry Ghost.” “circle not astraight,” the album’s second single, is more subdued but no less powerful — it’s a haunting piano ballad that reminds of me Sia’s “Breathe Me,” of all … More »

Johanna Warren – “Hungry Ghost”

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Johanna WarrenWe named Johanna Warren’s last offering, nūmūn, one of the best albums of 2015, and it’s still one that I turn to religiously a little over a year after its release. Warren’s songwriting is dexterous, and the stories she tells on nūmūn lack specificity, which allows them to fit into so many different pockets … More »