MOMENTS | Mash-up: Watch the Paul Thomas Anderson-Directed Video For Joanna Newsom’s “Sapokanikan”

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Guys, it’s been so long since Joanna Newsom released her last album, 2010’s Have One On Me. And even though we caught her narrating Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice, that shroom-trip of a movie we’re still not entirely sure we liked, it’s not quite the same as hearing pure poetry alongside harp instrumentals. Well, Newsom has finally announced the name of her next album, titled Divers, and she reunited with Paul Thomas Anderson to make and share the video for first single “Sapokanikan.” In the PT Anderson-directed video, Newsom sings while wandering around New York City. The title of the song is a reference to the name given by Lenape Native Americans to what is now the Meatpacking district of Manhattan, and in their abstract way, her lyrics speak to New York City’s long history.

August 10, 2015 by Robert Cordero

MOMENTS | Chanel SS15, Stella McCartney SS15, Aretha Franklin Covers Adele, Paul Thomas Anderson Inherent Vice, Ai Weiwei @Large

1. Karl Lagerfeld recreated the May 1968 student protests, though the Chanel SS15 finale did it with a modern, feminist touch.
2. Killer jigsaw patterns and Rorschachs of lace windows were the standouts at Stella McCartney SS15.
 3. Oh my god. Soul queen Aretha Franklin has a cover of Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep”. She even remixes it a bit with bits of “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”.
4. Watch this trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice. Joanna Newsom will also appear in and narrate the upcoming film.
5. Artist and activist Ai Weiwei’s exhibition @Large is currently on display in the former San Francisco Bay prison, Alcatraz Island.