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The Gummy Awards: Your Top 50 Albums Of 2013

Starting today we're rolling out the winners of the Gummy Awards, Stereogum & Videogum's annual readers' poll. Earlier this month we asked you to vote
Scott Lapatine | December 16, 2013 - 12:38 pm
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The 50 Best Albums Of 2013

Earlier this year, New York Times pop critic Jon Caramanica wrote a piece about pop's Summer Of Smooth, about how many of this year's big…
Stereogum | December 3, 2013 - 10:58 am
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

There were so many music videos this week. It was out of control. I could just barely watch all of them, and that glut means…
Tom Breihan | November 1, 2013 - 11:01 am
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More Bill Callahan stories

Photos: Øyafestivalen 2014

Øyafestivalen has now entered its 13th year, and last week, the Norwegian festival's 2014 iteration filled Oslo with excellent artists. There were folk musicians like…
Miles Bowe | August 13, 2014 - 5:43 pm

Bill Callahan – “Javelin Unlanding” Video

Bill Callahan travels through the solar system in the deliciously weird animated video for "Javelin Unlanding" from last year's album, Dream River. Callahan takes on…
James Rettig | July 30, 2014 - 10:41 am

How To Dress Well – “Teenage Spaceship” (Smog Cover)

Lately, lo-fi avant-R&B explorer How To Dress Well has taken to recording music at home and posting it online, which is really how he got…
Tom Breihan | December 26, 2013 - 9:02 am

Hear Bill Callahan On The Adam Carolla Show

Bill Callahan recently came onto Adam Carolla's podcast to chat for a bit about his recent album Dream River (if you haven't heard it, check…
Miles Bowe | November 12, 2013 - 1:31 pm
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Bill Callahan – “Small Plane” Video

The incisive veteran songwriter Bill Callahan released his new album Dream River last month, and now he's made his first music video from the album.
Tom Breihan | October 30, 2013 - 8:54 am

Watch Bill Callahan Play New “Small Plane” In A NYC Community Garden

Bill Callahan recently was asked to do a one of NPR's Field Recording sets in New York City. He decided on a community garden, which…
Miles Bowe | September 11, 2013 - 5:12 pm
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Bill Callahan – “Expanding Dub”

When Tom posted the details of upcoming Bill Callahan album Dream River, he noted that its accompanying press photo (which you can see above) was…
Claire Lobenfeld | August 6, 2013 - 1:51 pm
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Bill Callahan Dream River Details

Bill Callahan has been in the game a long, long time; he released his first album as Smog 23 years ago. But until this moment,…
Tom Breihan | June 18, 2013 - 9:20 am
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Stream McSweeney’s Flaming Lips Radio Show Feat. Ed Droste, Will Sheff, Bill Callahan & More

Here's another thing that Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne can cross off of his increasingly insane to-do list: Record an hour-long radio drama about the…
Tom Breihan | November 26, 2012 - 9:57 am

Bill Callahan – “Heaven Help The Child” Video

Indie survivor Bill Callahan recently covered "Heaven Help The Child," a history-minded 1973 song from country-music outsider Mickey Newbury. And now Callahan's version has a…
Tom Breihan | March 28, 2012 - 10:45 am
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Bill Callahan Covers Leonard Cohen

The celebration of Leonard Cohen's new album Old Ideas continues in the new issue of MOJO which comes with a disc of The Songs Of
Corban Goble | February 6, 2012 - 10:09 am
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Bill Callahan – “America!” Video

Bill Callahan's not-entirely-patriotic "America!" now has an entirely cool animated video just in time for Independence Day. It's premiered as part of the fourth episode…
Scott Lapatine | July 1, 2011 - 4:09 pm

Bill Callahan – “Riding For The Feeling” Video

The resurgence of Bill Callahan, a truly classic underground American songwriter, is appreciated -- New Yorker and NY Times profiles; positive, historicizing Pitchfork review for…
Brandon Stosuy | May 12, 2011 - 11:27 am
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Progress Report: Bill Callahan

NAME: Bill Callahan PROGRESS REPORT: One of music’s most mysterious songwriters talks about the Apocalypse, explores writing songs with a quill, and addresses the…
T. Cole Rachel | May 2, 2011 - 3:58 pm
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Stereogum Monthly Mix: April 2011

April's mix is female heavy and thematically clustered. It tips off with a track from each of our three most recent Bands To Watch. The…
Amrit Singh | April 8, 2011 - 5:18 pm
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Bill Callahan – “Baby’s Breath”

"Baby's Breath" is the first taste from Bill Callahan's upcoming album Apocalypse. The first sound you hear is a quick uptake of breath. The next…
jessica | March 23, 2011 - 4:38 pm
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Gil Scott-Heron “I’m New Here” Video

In February Gil Scott-Heron released his first new record in about 16 years. It's almost all new, original material, save for a couple songs, like…
jessica | June 7, 2010 - 12:54 pm
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