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Knock Knock Turns 20

At the end of the 1990s, Bill Callahan gathered a small group of children to sing along with two songs for his new "album for…
Sam Sodomsky | January 11, 2019 - 9:26 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

We skipped 5 Best Songs last week because of the holiday, so we considered any music that dropped between last week and this one eligible…
Stereogum | January 3, 2014 - 2:42 pm

More Smog stories

Classic Drag City Albums Now On Apple Music

Drag City have long been holdouts in the streaming wars. The Chicago indie took their time bringing releases to digital retailers like iTunes and Bandcamp,…
Rob Arcand/Spin | June 30, 2017 - 4:11 pm

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

Bill Callahan Dream River Details

Bill Callahan has been in the game a long, long time; he released his first album as Smog 23 years ago. But until this moment,…
Tom Breihan | June 18, 2013 - 9:20 am

Oupa Covers Smog

Yuck guitarist/vocalist Daniel Blumberg moonlights as Oupa, and through that project he recently took to covering Smog's "It's Rough." Stream the track after the jump.
Corban Goble | December 21, 2011 - 3:49 pm

Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks – “No One Is (As I Are Be)” Video

Through most of Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks' "No One Is (As I Are Be)" clip, all we see is Malkmus singing and making droll…
Tom Breihan | August 22, 2011 - 12:48 pm

Bill Callahan – “Riding For The Feeling” Video

The resurgence of Bill Callahan, a truly classic underground American songwriter, is appreciated -- New Yorker and NY Times profiles; positive, historicizing Pitchfork review for…
Brandon Stosuy | May 12, 2011 - 11:27 am

Gil Scott-Heron “I’m New Here” Video

In February Gil Scott-Heron released his first new record in about 16 years. It's almost all new, original material, save for a couple songs, like…
jessica | June 7, 2010 - 12:54 pm

Bob Dylan Hawks Caddies

What's that blowin' in the wind? Why it's the recently covered and screen-adapted Dylan acting the part of car salesman. Driving across the desert, rolling…
Stereogum | October 22, 2007 - 1:51 pm