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Freedy Johnston – “Neon Repairman” (Stereogum Premiere)

In 1995 Rolling Stone named Freedy Johnston Songwriter of the Year, tapping him over Kurt Cobain, who they slated for the number two slot that year. Titles like that are always a bit arbitrary, but the contrast between Johnston and Cobain has sharpened further over the last 20 years. Cobain continues to haunt headlines and… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 5, 2015 - 10:39 am

Download Ben Gibbard & Death Cab For Cutie’s Best Cover Songs

Last month Death Cab For Cutie returned to the spotlight with “You Are A Tourist,” the great first single and video from their forthcoming Codes And Keys. A sunny addition to our spring playlist, it recalls brighter moments of mid-period Cure when it’s not channeling “Float On.” That’s fitting given how Ben Gibbard’s got five… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 11, 2011 - 11:35 am

New Freedy Johnston – “Don’t Fall In Love With A Lonely Girl”

The plaintive roots rocker’s This Perfect World was one of the best albums of 1994, and Rain On The City (out 1/12 on BarNone) will be Freedy’s first new collection in eight years. Grab a free MP3 here. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 2, 2009 - 8:51 pm