Johanna Warren – “Cleansed By Fire” Video

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Earlier this year, the Portland singer-songwriter Johanna Warren released the lovely, incandescent album Gemini II. Today, she’s got a video that she’s made for the album track “Cleansed By Fire.” Warren directed the video herself, and it tells a story that plays out through a broken sort of chronology, one that you have to … More »

Stream Johanna Warren Gemini II

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At the end of the week, Johanna Warren is releasing Gemini II, the companion to her great 2016 album Gemini I. We’ve already heard early tracks “Here To Tell,” “inreverse,” and “Hopelessness Has Done Nothing For Me,” and now the rest of the LP is streaming via Hype Machine ahead … More »

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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The Grammys go down this weekend and we’re all quaking with anticipation. Will Jay-Z win the coveted Album Of The Year trophy as we predicted, leaving Kendrick out in the cold again? We’ll have to tune in Sunday to find out. In the meantime, check out the five best songs of the week … More »

Johanna Warren – “Hopelessness Has Done Nothing For Me”

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Earlier this month, Portland-based singer/songwriter Johanna Warren released the slow-simmering “inreverse” from her forthcoming album, Gemini II, and today she follows it up with “Hopelessness Has Done Nothing For Me.” The swirling acoustic number deals with the dualities and dissonance she has been exploring since Gemini I, referencing “the pleasure of … More »

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 »