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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

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 | May 24, 2019 - 2:51 pm

Sounding Board

Yo La Tengo, Yoko Ono, And The Rest Of The World Bid Farewell To Other Music

The first thing you might have noticed upon walking into Other Music was how small it is. Its reputation preceded it in a way that…
Sam Sodomsky | June 29, 2016 - 1:16 pm

More Bill Callahan stories

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

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

Bill Callahan Shares Six New Songs

It has been six years since Bill Callahan, the widely beloved indie songwriter who once recorded under the name Smog, released his Dream River album.
Tom Breihan | May 23, 2019 - 9:28 am

Bill Callahan Announces New Album Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest Out In June

Bill Callahan recently announced a US tour, though it wasn't clear at the time if the beloved songwriter would finally release a follow-up to 2013's…
James Rettig | May 2, 2019 - 9:58 am

Bill Callahan Announces US Tour

Bill Callahan, the beloved American songwriting institution and former Smog guy, is not a road dog. In recent years, he hasn't played a whole ton…
Tom Breihan | March 12, 2019 - 10:28 am

Watch Yo La Tengo & Sharon Van Etten Cover The Ramones For Hanukkah

Last night was the sixth night of Hanukkah, which means it was also the sixth night of Yo La Tengo's annual eight-night run of Hanukkah
Peter Helman | December 8, 2018 - 12:05 pm

Drag City Records Now On Spotify

Chicago-based independent record label Drag City is sharing the majority of their discography with Spotify listeners after years of avoiding major streaming services. They moved…
Julia Gray | April 1, 2018 - 12:51 pm

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

Gummy Awards

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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