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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Every week the Stereogum staff chooses the five best new songs of the week (the eligibility period begins and ends Thursdays right before midnight). This
Stereogum | July 3, 2020 - 2:53 pm

The Anniversary

Dongs Of Sevotion Turns 20

Bill Callahan always sounds like he’s in process. His earliest albums under the Smog moniker were wiry, bold compositions most easily described as experimental outsider…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 3, 2020 - 9:30 am

Sounding Board

Socials Distance: Can Indie Artists Quit Twitter Or Instagram Without Hurting Their Careers?

Over the last decade, myriad factors have (for better and worse) upended the culture surrounding "indie" music. Its dissemination and overall makeup have been altered,…
Larry Fitzmaurice | March 27, 2020 - 12:00 pm

More Bill Callahan stories

Bill Callahan – “Pigeons”

"Hello, I'm Johnny Cash." These are the first words out of Bill Callahan's mouth on Gold Record, his newly announced follow-up to last year's Shepherd
Chris DeVille | June 29, 2020 - 10:03 am

Bill Callahan Announces New Album Gold Record

Bill Callahan spent six years following up 2013's Dream River with last year's expansive Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest. His next record is coming much…
Chris DeVille | June 25, 2020 - 10:33 am

Sounding Board

Socials Distance: Can Indie Artists Quit Twitter Or Instagram Without Hurting Their Careers?

Over the last decade, myriad factors have (for better and worse) upended the culture surrounding "indie" music. Its dissemination and overall makeup have been altered,…
Larry Fitzmaurice | March 27, 2020 - 12:00 pm

List

Basking In The Glow: The 36 Best Music Tweets From 2019

Tweets! At the end of every year, for the past four years, we have collected memorable music tweets from artists and musicians into a handy…
Peter Helman | December 11, 2019 - 3:45 pm

List

The 50 Best Albums Of 2019

For many of us, 2019 has been a year of flux -- politically, culturally, professionally, personally. It’s hard to envision what the future might bring…
Stereogum | December 3, 2019 - 10:00 am

Bill Callahan – “If You Could Touch Her At All” (Lee Clayton Cover)

Callahan released his new album Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest earlier this year. And now, he's taking a well-deserved victory lap with the release of…
Peter Helman | November 22, 2019 - 10:57 am

Watch Bill Callahan Cover 2 Silver Jews Songs In New York

For many years, Bill Callahan and David Berman were friends and peers. They both came up writing dour, oblique, poetic songs and releasing those songs…
Tom Breihan | August 23, 2019 - 9:01 am

Premiere

Chris Gantry – “Box Of Crayons” (Feat. Bill Callahan)

Outlaw country legend Chris Gantry returned from a 35-year absence with 2015's Gantry Rides Again. He's kept on riding ever since. Two years ago Gantry…
Chris DeVille | July 11, 2019 - 10:00 am

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Bill Callahan Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest

"Yeah, love is the king of the beasts/ And when it gets hungry it must kill to eat," Bill Callahan intoned on "Eid Ma Clack…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 12, 2019 - 1:00 pm

Watch Bill Callahan Perform 2 New Songs In Studio For KUTX

Bill Callahan's new album, Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest, is officially out on Friday, though the beloved musician has been doling it out in parts…
James Rettig | June 11, 2019 - 5:25 pm

Album List

The 50 Best Albums Of 2019 So Far

Music has always been a vast universe to explore, and that sense of the unconquerable infinite has only intensified in an age of on-demand streaming…
Stereogum | June 11, 2019 - 10:00 am

Bill Callahan Shares Third Batch Of Songs From New Album

Bill Callahan, the veteran indie singer-songwriter who used to record under the name Smog, is about to release his first album since 2013's Dream River.
Peter Helman | June 6, 2019 - 10:50 am

Stream 5 More Songs From Bill Callahan’s Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest

Bill Callahan, the beloved indie singer-songwriter formerly known as Smog, released his Dream River album six years ago. Next month, he'll finally share its 20-song…
Julia Gray | May 30, 2019 - 9:05 am
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