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Fiona Apple unveils new music at SXSW music festival (Video, poll)

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03/16/2012 by Nichole Hamilton

Fiona Apple debuted new music at the South By Southwest Music Conference and Festival on March 15.

Apple, 34, is a veteran singer-songwriter who's known for her eclectic and experimental rock style. The singer performed at the festival and debuted a number of new songs from her upcoming album, "The Idler Wheel is wiser than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords will serve you more than Ropes will ever do."

This marked Apple's first live show outside of Los Angeles in five years, and according to Billboard, the singer delivered exactly what fans had been waiting for.

The music website says that the singer turned in a "spirited performance, overcoming a muggy evening and muddled that sound that left her lyrics inaudible occasionally to many in the crowd. Wearing a black dress with a pink tank top underneath and her hair in a ponytail, she used a mug of hot tea to ease her voice through the final few songs."

Along with performing some new tunes for the crowd, the performer and pianist also performed some of her angsty classics such as "Criminal" and "Sleep to Dream." The singer has three previous studio albums, "Tidal," "When the Pawn..." and "Extraordinary Machine." Her new album is set for release in June through Epic Records.

While the Grammy-winning singer has a number of popular music videos, her 2005 "Not About Love" video featured comedic actor Zach Galifianakis following Apple around and lip syncing the song. The album that the track is from, "Extraordinary Machine," was named the 49th best album of the 2000s by Rolling Stone magazine in 2009.

Watch her live performance from SXSW below - What do you think? Vote in our poll.

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