The Idler Wheel is wiser than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords will serve you more than Ropes will ever do. will be released much to the chagrin of Tweets everywhere in late June via Epic Records. Devotees will recall the precedent for this name, Apple's When The Pawn... (the full title is an eight line poem).
We'll add this to other album titles that have made us pause (in no particular chronological order), such as:
This Is It And I Am It And You Are It And So Is That And He Is It and She Is It and It Is It and That Is That (Marnie Stern)
You Can Tune a Piano But You Can't Tuna Fish (REO Speedwagon)
The Boy Bands Have Won, and All the Copyists and the Tribute Bands and the TV Talent Show Producers Have Won, If We Allow Our Culture to Be Shaped by Mimicry, Whether from Lack of Ideas or From Exaggerated Respect. You Should Never Try to Freeze Culture. What You Can Do Is Recycle That Culture. Take Your Older Brother's Hand-Me-Down Jacket and Re-Style It, Re-Fashion It to the Point Where It Becomes Your Own. But Don't Just Regurgitate Creative History, or Hold Art and Music and Literature as Fixed, Untouchable and Kept Under Glass. The People Who Try to 'Guard' Any Particular Form of Music Are, Like the Copyists and Manufactured Bands, Doing It the Worst Disservice, Because the Only Thing That You Can Do to Music That Will Damage It Is Not Change It, Not Make It Your Own. Because Then It Dies, Then It's Over, Then It's Done, and the Boy Bands Have Won. (Chumbawamba)
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Terence Trent D'Arby's Neither Fish Nor Flesh: A Soundtrack Of Love, Faith, Hope, And Destruction (Terence Trent D'Arby)
Chocolate Starfish and the Hotdog Flavored Water (Limp Bizkit)
You get the idea.
The Idler Wheel... will bring Fiona Apple back to the stage, where she'll perform a series of U.S. dates and a stint at this year's SXSW.
3/15 Austin, TX - Central Presbyterian Church (Pitchfork SXSW showcase) *
3/19 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
3/21 Washington, DC - 6th & I Historic Synagogue
3/23 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
3/24 Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Spa & Resort - Music Box
3/26 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
3/27 Boston, MA - Royale
* with Nicolas Jaar, Grimes, Purity Ring, Charli XCX