the ethereal joanna newsom is set to release a triple (!!!) album at the close of next month. this is mouth watering news to me, especially since i was heartbroken at not being able to get tickets to her show in march at the unitarian church here in philly. for those of you, like me, who can barely wait, there's a free stream of one of her new songs, 81' , over at drag city. i've been obsessively playing it on repeat.