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“This is kind of related to Sleater-Kinney because it’s an album that Carrie introduced me to. It’s a hard record to describe – the instrumentation and the singing are so uniquely Joanna Newsom. It's really kind of its own thing.
“I still believe in punk, and to me, this is a very punk record. I was at Carrie’s house when she put it on, and all at once it just turned me around; it was another one of those ‘Who is this?’ moments. It wasn’t just that she was playing the harp, but rather it was the way she played it – syncopated but melodic. The melodies were gorgeous, but there was a definite, hard rhythm going on.
“The lyrics… This is one of the first times when I sat down and said, ‘I have got to listen to these words.’ I never really did that before. Definitely an album that changed my life.”