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Near the beginning of the year, the spectral folk singer Marissa Nadler released a soft glow of an album called July. Today, she's hitting us with Before July, a digital-only EP that includes four…   Read Story »
Talking about the dead -- especially those with tremendous, all-encompassing legacies -- is a contentious task for any music critic. The conversations around deceased artists often get trapped in…   Read Story »
Heaven Adores You is a new, Kickstarter-funded Elliott Smith doc from director Nickolas Rossi, promoted as "an intimate, meditative inquiry into the life and music of Elliott Smith" and featuring…   Read Story »
The new two-disc compilation I Saved Latin! A Tribute To Wes Anderson collects covers of songs from the soundtracks of Anderson's movies -- Telekinesis covers the Kinks' "This Time Tomorrow," Mike…   Read Story »
Elliott Smith at the 70th Academy Awards ceremony: When it's mentioned, it's as one of those cautionary anecdotes, an example of the fundamental incompatibility of the underground with commercial…   Read Story »
Apparently, during the same sessions when Elliott Smith recorded his Oscar-nominated "Miss Misery," he was laying down some sick EDM tracks. Ex-Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty posted three songs…   Read Story »
It's fitting that while so many artists spent last Monday playing covers and sharing memories of Elliott Smith, the ever surly punk band FIDLAR show up a week late with their own tribute. Released…   Read Story »
Last night, in remembrance of the 10 year anniversary of Elliott Smith's death, several musicians gathered at Glasslands in Brooklyn to celebrate his songs. An Elliott Smith Tribute Show performers…   Read Story »
There are lots of words to toss around when Elliott Smith comes up -- brilliant, troubled, influential, tragic, one-of-a-kind -- each of which fit the music as much as the man. But if pressed for a…   Read Story »
It feels like a swift kick to the stomach to say, but on 10/21 it will be 10 years since iconic singer/song-writer Elliott Smith passed away. On that day this year, Cat Power, Zachary Cole Smith with…   Read Story »