Daniel Johnston

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Gotcha Covered

Gotcha Covered: “Tomorrow Never Knows”

Apologies in advance for what probably comes across like basic stoner-thought logic, but: Ever stop to think about what it means when we're possibly not…
Nate Patrin | August 1, 2017 - 1:23 pm

Interview

Q&A: Lou Barlow Reflects On The 20th Anniversary Of Kids

This week marks the 20th anniversary of Kids -- Larry's Clark's infamous, lascivious, inflammatory film about a bunch of New York City teenagers drinking, drugging,…
T. Cole Rachel | July 21, 2015 - 2:04 pm

The 2013 Experience

The Year In Unconventional Album Launches, From artRave to Indiegogo To SNL

The literary giant Alexis Krauss said it best: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. From big-budget campaigns to no-budget…
Chris DeVille | December 20, 2013 - 10:21 am

More Daniel Johnston stories

Austin Establishes “Hi, How Are You?” Day To Honor Daniel Johnston

The city of Austin has declared January 22, aka Daniel Johnston’s birthday, "Hi, How Are You?" Day to support residents struggling with mental health issues.
Tosten Burks / Spin | January 22, 2018 - 11:09 pm

Watch Daniel Johnston & Jeff Tweedy Play “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away” In Chicago

Iconic outsider artist Daniel Johnston has been been playing his final tour with different musicians inspired by him playing alongside him at each show. Last…
Peter Helman | October 21, 2017 - 5:57 pm

Watch Daniel Johnston Perform With Preservation Hall All Stars At First Show Of Final Tour

Last night, legendary outsider artist Daniel Johnston kicked off what he's saying will be his final tour. His first show was at The Joy Theater…
James Rettig | September 29, 2017 - 10:28 am

Daniel Johnston Announces Final Tour

The prolific Texan outsider-artist singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston has been an underground inspiration for decades, and he's been battling serious mental illness for longer than that.
Tom Breihan | July 26, 2017 - 10:26 am

Hear Lana Del Rey Cover Daniel Johnston In The Trailer For Hi, How Are You Daniel Johnston?

UPDATE: Rolling Stone has shared the full-length version of Del Rey's cover. Listen below. // Almost two years ago,…
Peter Helman | November 6, 2015 - 7:16 pm

Lost Boy ? – “Big Business Monkey” (Daniel Johnston Cover)

The last time I saw Lost Boy ? live was in Daniel Johnston's adopted hometown of Austin during our SXSW showcase earlier this year, so…
James Rettig | July 13, 2015 - 4:14 pm

The Unicorns – “Rocketship” (Daniel Johnston Cover)

After 10 years broken up, the Unicorns are finally back together and touring (and opening for Arcade Fire!), and though we have yet to hear…
Miles Bowe | July 21, 2014 - 5:29 pm

Lana Del Rey, Mac Miller Producing Crowdfunded Daniel Johnston Movie

Daniel Johnston, the deeply idiosyncratic and cultishly beloved Texas singer/songwriter, has always had a ton of musician fans, but you wouldn't necessarily expect Lana Del…
Tom Breihan | November 22, 2013 - 10:07 am

Marissa Nadler Covers Daniel Johnston & Duran Duran

This Halloween, Marissa Nadler is gonna be Daniel Johnston. And Duran Duran! The Boston-based experimental folk singer dropped covers of songs by both artists today.
Michael Nelson | October 31, 2012 - 3:12 pm

List

The 10 Best Indie Rock Documentaries

In a perfect world, all albums would be self-contained universes. A good album can communicate complex emotions and ideas with the aid of just a…
Doug Moore | September 18, 2012 - 2:26 pm

Daniel Johnston Soundtracks Axe Commercial

This ad for Axe Body Spray operates under the premise that the first thing women see, while sizing up the opposite sex, is a man's…
Corban Goble | August 21, 2012 - 3:14 pm

Daniel Johnston Designs Supreme T-Shirts

Underground songwriting legend Daniel Johnston has teamed up with the prominent streetwear label Supreme for a line of t-shirts using some of Johnston's famous cartooning.
Corban Goble | June 11, 2012 - 5:29 pm
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