As we’re gearing up for our own day party at SXSW that kicks off in just 10 hours(!), a nice Waynestock eve surprise happened down the street: Fiona Apple unveiled a first preview of her fourth LP, The Idler Wheel is wiser than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords will serve you more than Ropes will ever do. Performing among a lineup that included fellow faves Andrew Bird, Sharon Van Etten, and Alabama Shakes, Apple worked a trio of new tunes into her live set for NPR’s showcase: “Anything We Want,” “Valentine,” and “Every Single Night.”
While clips of all three are likely to arrive soon, tonight we have two promising early listens below. *Update: “Valentine” has been added:
“Anything We Want”
“Every Single Night”
Also of note, Apple has a new live lineup, consisting of Blake Mills, Patrick Warren, Sebastian Steinberg, and Amy Wood.