Tag: Elliott Smith

A Brief History of the “Schoolhouse Rock!” Song “Figure Eight” in Rap

The cultural footprint of the spellbinding 1973 song about times tables and infinitude goes deeper than Elliott Smith and Noah Baumbach.

Hear Elliott Smith’s Previously Unreleased “Some Song” (Live at Umbra Penumbra)

The live track gives a stirring glimpse into the tortured soul of the prolific singer/songwriter

Kill Rock Stars Announces “Elliott Smith: Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition”

The late songwriter’s self-titled second album gets a new reissue set for August 28.

Here Are Elliott Smith’s Ten Best Songs

An entirely subjective list of the songwriter’s greatest hits on what would have been his fiftieth birthday.

PLAYLIST: Joanna Sternberg’s Songs That Will Help Me and Help Me and Will Always Help Me

The NYC-based songwriter goes long on the songs and artists that inspired their debut for Conor Oberst’s Team Love Records.

Will the Real Gus Van Sant Please Stand Up

On the inscrutable filmmaker’s career, his penchant for troubled, self-medicating men, and his biopic on cartoonist John Callahan.

PREMIERE: Orchin’s Smogcutting “If I Ever” Single Channels Flying Nun, Ariel Pink

The LA singer and musician drops the b-side to his recent single.

Sound Board: The Week’s Best Tracks

Our picks for the best tracks out there for the week of January 25–29, 2015. Headphone-tested, FLOOD-approved.

LISTEN: Dream in Black and White Once Again with Elliott Smith on a Newly Shared Version of “Plainclothes Man”

The previously unreleased take on the Heatmiser track is from the upcoming soundtrack for “Heaven Adores You,” the recent Elliott Smith documentary.


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