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The Pleased consists of six rock artists that call San Francisco home.
Noah Georgeson
Richard Good
Luckey Remington
Genaro Vergoglini
Jason Clark
Joanna Newsom

Keyboardist Joanna Newsom is known most for her harp playing, but she is quoted as saying, “It’s totally different. I usually don’t tell people about The Pleased if they know me from the harp. And if they are there to see The Pleased, I usually don’t tell them about the harp. I am nervous that these people will expect something similar. ” And different it is. The music has a mainstream alt/modern pop sound that is not expected from the harp-plucking, high-voiced girl.


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  • chocolategirl93

    I never really understood how this band could remain so unpopular. I'm pretty sure a lot of people who listen to more popular indie bands would really enjoy Already Gone or Orange Peter.

    9 Jun 2013 Reply
  • erikisPSYCHO

    I should slap myself for not knowing Joanna was in this band.

    22 Jul 2010 Reply
  • miriya99

    @mecha51 - You can still get this record from some Amazon sellers. I believe you will be doing a favor if you use one of their links to do so!

    16 Apr 2010 Reply
  • mecha51

    Anyone know where to find this record? I love Joanna & Television (who this band supposedly sounds like). So this should be something I like.

    27 Jan 2010 Reply
  • paper_cunts

    why did i not know about this.

    17 Nov 2009 Reply
  • bakcheiaa


    28 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Takuun

    Haha, I feel like I'm the only person who knew of this band before Joanna...

    19 Apr 2009 Reply
  • panda951

    What an awesome job she does at keyboarding!

    19 Feb 2009 Reply
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    16 Jan 2009 Reply
  • miriya99

    I love this band, "No Style" is one of the best songs of all time!! I'd never heard of Joanna Newsom until a local radio DJ mentioned The Pleased's keyboardist is now a famous harpist. Sad to see the band's description is entirely about her, and the differentiation of her solo work--they should really be evaluated on their own merit.

    6 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Skillabee

    It's really weird looking down at the past comments- coming at this from a fresh perspective I found this band by looking up Joanna newsom-the singer of Peach, plum pear and this side of the blue!!! like it though!

    1 Dec 2008 Reply
  • AtleticoRafaela

    Nice, but not excellent like The Strokes. Yes, I find this by Joanna Newsom. YS: my all time favourite. :)

    28 Sep 2008 Reply
  • eriteric

    Yep, same way. I don't know anyone that has heard of them lol. She has a broad range I'll give her that, I just don't know if she can escape the harp rep. Give it a year or two and I'm sure she we will be known as the girl that can do it all.

    11 Jun 2007 Reply
  • dim_the_visitor

    i just discovered these guys... probably the same way most people do... through joanna newsom... however, they really f'in ROCK!

    15 Dec 2006 Reply

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