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More Details Emerge on Fiona Apple’s New Release

For whatever reason, singer/songwriter Fiona Apple has been fairly elusive during the past several years, rarely performing live (and then only around L.A.). Perhaps that’s why there’s so much buzz surrounding her upcoming release The Idler Wheel…, due to drop June 26—and why her recent live appearance at SXSW (during which she played three songs from the album) apparently drew the attention of the entire music community.

The new album’s full title is 23 words long: The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw, And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do. For those who are keeping score, this unusual title is not so unusual for Fiona Apple, and is in fact a bit short. Her second album’s full title was 90 words long, and held the Guinness World Record for longest album title until Soulwax beat the record by 100 characters with their remixes album in 2007. (Just something to give you an edge for your next trivia match.)

Anyhow, The Idler Wheel… is ten tracks in length (see below), and its release will be accompanied by a brief tour in June, covering 8 cities total. Considering the fact that so many bands and artists much “bigger” than Fiona feel the need to launch huge tours to push their records, it says something that Fiona Apple can generate this much buzz with this little effort. I, for one, can’t wait to hear more from her.



“Every Single Night”




“Left Alone”




“Anything We Want”

“Hot Knife”

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About the Author


Growing up in Portland, Oregon, Kim Phelps found her inspiration and love for music listening to local bands play in the coffeehouses around town. She soon found her own voice as a singer-songwriter, and eventually began playing her own gigs in the coffee shops. Her personal influences include Ani DiFranco, Indigo Girls, Ingrid Michaelson and Cat Power, but as an indie musician herself, she has an affinity for any band or artist who pursues creative freedom on the outskirts of the music industry. As our Indie correspondent, Kim makes a point of highlighting up-and-coming independent acts who are creating a buzz and building an audience. When she's not blogging for us or playing in the coffee shops, Kim works as a barista herself to help pay the bills. She currently lives in Seattle, Washington.

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