We are gonna have ourselves a time January 27, 2010 8:00 AMSubscribe
Not one to shy away from ambition, Joanna Newsom went from writing sparse harp tunes to releasing a lengthy orchestral album in two years' time. Four years later, her new album's on the way — and it's a triple. Yesterday her label Drag City released its first song, '81. Other miscellanea: Newsom, whose voice provokes instant love in some and instant revulsion in others, has been dating Andy Samberg (yes, that Andy Samberg) since 2007. Her previous album was notable not just for its concept but its personnel: It was arranged by Van Dyke Parks, recorded by Steve Albini, and mixed by Jim O'Rourke.