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The Story Behind Every Song On Phoebe Bridgers’ New Album Punisher

In 2017, Phoebe Bridgers released her debut Stranger In The Alps. With that album alone, she was already greeted as one of the most exciting,…
Ryan Leas | June 18, 2020 - 10:58 am

Interview

Mark Duplass Is Ready To Face His Blog-Rock Past

If you’re feeling any guilt about quarantine-induced creative inertia, take heart: Mark Duplass finds himself "weirdly thriving" at the moment and he feels kinda guilty…
Ian Cohen | May 27, 2020 - 10:02 am

The Anniversary

Figure 8 Turns 20

If you want to hear Elliott Smith’s anger, listen to Roman Candle. If you want to hear his eyewitness chronicle of Portland's music scene at…
Lindsey Rhoades | April 17, 2020 - 11:00 am

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Watch Phoebe Bridgers Stage Her Own Carpool Karaoke For ‘Corden’ & Show Off Her Cop-Hating Nick Cave Poster

Last week, Phoebe Bridgers released Punisher, her second solo album. It fucking rules. Bridgers has been doing whatever she can to promote the album under…
Tom Breihan | June 24, 2020 - 9:28 am

Interview

Mark Duplass Is Ready To Face His Blog-Rock Past

If you’re feeling any guilt about quarantine-induced creative inertia, take heart: Mark Duplass finds himself "weirdly thriving" at the moment and he feels kinda guilty…
Ian Cohen | May 27, 2020 - 10:02 am

Califone – “Needle In The Hay” (Elliott Smith Cover)

Here's a song that would have sent the indie-rock internet into fits of euphoria had it dropped in, say, 2004. It should still elicit that…
Chris DeVille | May 21, 2020 - 10:53 am

Watch Ben Gibbard Play Phoebe Bridgers, Def Leppard, & “The Bones Are Their Money” In All-Covers Livestream

Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard has been stuck at home in quarantine like the rest of us, and he's been turning his camera on…
James Rettig | March 22, 2020 - 7:54 pm

Q&A

Phoebe Bridgers Reviews 2018

Phoebe Bridgers won a lot of people over quickly. Amidst releasing her debut Stranger In The Alps last year, she immediately made her presence known:…
Ryan Leas | December 13, 2018 - 1:17 pm

The Anniversary

XO Turns 20

One evening in March of 1998, Elliott Smith stepped out onstage in the Shrine Auditorium, with Jack Nicholson, James Cameron, Madonna, Aaliyah, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Denzel…
Tom Breihan | August 24, 2018 - 10:49 am

Vanessa Carlton – “Needle In The Hay” (Elliott Smith Cover) Video

Vanessa Carlton has transitioned from beloved few-hits wonder (shout out to "Ordinary Day") to tasteful cover artist. She covered Robyn's "Call Your Girlfriend" in March…
Julia Gray | July 19, 2018 - 7:46 pm

Watch Madonna’s Acoustic Cover Of Elliott Smith’s “Between The Bars”

Back in 2013, as a sort of performance-art protest-stunt, Madonna covered Elliott Smith's forlorn 1997 classic "Between The Bars" at a launch party. It was…
Tom Breihan | November 9, 2017 - 9:12 am

Gotcha Covered

Gotcha Covered: “Thirteen”

Rock 'n' roll is supposed to be about feeling young and agitated, at least if you go by the mythos that the genre likes to…
Nate Patrin | May 2, 2017 - 11:00 am

Hear No. 2’s Previously Unreleased Elliott Smith Collaboration “Who’s Behind The Door?”

No. 2's 2002 album What Does Good Luck Bring? is getting reissued later this month, and the band's Neil Gust -- who started Heatmiser with…
James Rettig | April 14, 2017 - 3:22 pm

The Anniversary

Either/Or Turns 20

Death becomes Elliott Smith. His music is so fragile, so biting yet subtly sweet, that he fits especially well into the tortured genius narrative often…
Chris DeVille | February 24, 2017 - 12:13 pm

Hear Unreleased Elliott Smith Song “I Figured You Out” From Either/Or: Expanded Edition

Elliott Smith's incredible 1997 album Either/Or will reach its 20th anniversary this year, and his old label Kill Rock Stars is commemorating the milestone by…
Chris DeVille | January 4, 2017 - 9:51 am

Stream New Elliott Smith Covers By Waxahatchee, Jesu/Sun Kil Moon, & More

Everyone loves Elliott Smith, and that includes other musicians. A whole bunch of indie rock heavy-hitters came together to contribute to the new Elliott Smith…
Peter Helman | October 14, 2016 - 9:13 am
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