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Austin Establishes ‘Hi, How Are You?’ Day to Honor Daniel Johnston

The city of Austin, Texas has declared January 22, aka Daniel Johnston's birthday, "Hi, How Are You?" Day to support residents struggling with mental health…
Tosten Burks / January 22, 2018

Watch Daniel Johnston and Jeff Tweedy Cover the Beatles’ “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away” Live in Chicago

Daniel Johnston took the stage Friday night as part of his "final tour" in Chicago, joined by Chicago native Jeff Tweedy. Together, Tweedy, Johnston, and…
Rob Arcand / October 22, 2017

Daniel Johnston Announces Final Tour

Renowned singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston will embark on a final tour this fall, playing select cities across North America. Johnston will be backed by his own band…
Geena Kloeppel / July 26, 2017

Hear Lana Del Rey Cover Daniel Johnston’s ‘Some Things Last a Long Time’

Update: Hear Del Rey's full take on "Some Things Last A Long Time" below (courtesy of Rolling Stone). Lana Del Rey released her…
Brennan Carley / November 6, 2015

Hear the Unicorns Cover Daniel Johnston’s ‘Rocketship’ in Lovely Weirdness

Eerily, the Unicorns predicted their return the last time we heard from them, via The Unicorns: 2014. That 2004 EP was the beloved odd-pop band's…
Chris Martins / July 21, 2014

Sundance Premiere ‘Frank’: A Loving and Hilarious Tribute to Outsider Music

SPIN is in Park City, Utah, traversing snow and cutting queues to bring you reviews of the next big films (and flops) as they make…
Chris Martins / January 19, 2014

Daniel Johnston Will Draw You for $1,000

A collaborative short film dreamed up by Los Angeles filmmaker Gabriel Sunday and revered outsider musician Daniel Johnston is currently crowd-sourcing funds, and $1,000 will…
Chris Martins / November 12, 2013

Marina & the Diamonds on Her Madonna Love and Daniel Johnston

Marina Diamandis, the Welsh-raised singer-songwriter behind Marina & the Diamonds, didn't start listening to music until her late teens. But you wouldn't be able to…
Colin Joyce / April 25, 2013

Daniel Johnston Song Makes Axe Ad A Little Less Stinky

Usually, the commercials for the men's grooming products that Axe creates come off as chauvinistic fantasies, meant to appeal to dudes who use Jersey Shore…
Kory Grow / August 21, 2012

Daniel Johnston and Supreme Join Forces for T-Shirt Line

Just months after the release of Space Duck: An Infinite Comic Book of Musical Greatness, avant-pop hero Daniel Johnston and Supreme have announced one of…
SPIN Staff / June 12, 2012

Daniel Johnston, ‘Is and Always Was’ (Eternal Yip Eye)

Admired by Kurt Cobain and Tom Waits, troubled lo-fi troubadour Daniel Johnston has made cult-inspiring records since the early 1980s. For Is and Always Was,…
Jon Young / October 6, 2009

New Website Offers 5,000 Free Downloads That Don’t Suck!

Few options exist when it comes to free and legal one-stop shops for MP3 downloads. But thanks to the newly launched Free Music Archive --…
Matt Kiser / April 10, 2009