Fiona Apple updated her Facebook status yesterday with the title of her album and once again today, with a piece of paper that his the upcoming fourth album’s name conveniently scratched on crinkled paper.
The Idler Wheel is wiser
than the Driver of the Screw,
and Whipping Cords will serve you more
than Ropes will ever do.
We’ve waited seven years for this release, so why don’t we just make everything long while we’re at it? Just kidding.
Fiona is no stranger to long album titles. Her 1999 sophomore album is shortened to the three word title When The Pawn.. but held the world record for longest album title for seven years, with 90 words (Soulwax later took her place).
We quite like the poetic, non-restrictive approach taken toward the name of the record, which is slated for a June release (according to Billboard). Anticipation is high and we still know nothing about it!
Below, check out the dates for a mini-tour across the United States (good luck getting tickets..we tried for the Brooklyn date for hours) and “Sleep To Dream” from her acclaimed debut album Tidal.
03/15 – Austin, TX @ Central Presbyterian Church (SXSW)
03/19 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
03/21 – Washington, DC @ Sixth and I
03/23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
03/24 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Music Box
03/26 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
03/27 – Boston, MA @ Royale
Fun fact: Did you know “Sleep To Dream” samples “Overcome” by Tricky? (Youtube)