elliott smith

Elliott Smith’s XO and Figure 8 Reissued With New Songs

To mark what would have been Elliott Smith's 50th birthday (August 6), UMG has reissued XO and Figure 8 in expanded deluxe editions. The newly reissued albums include B-sides,…
Will Gottsegen / August 6, 2019

The Year in 1998 Alternative Rock

The year 1998 began with the revelation of the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky scandal in January, and ended with impeachment proceedings against the president in December.
SPIN Staff / October 25, 2018

Give the Strummer Some: Mary Lou Lord’s 1998 Interview With Elliott Smith

Mary Lou Lord's interview with Elliott Smith was originally published in the April 1998 issue of Spin. On the occasion of our list of the best alt-rock songs of 1998, we're…
Mary Lou Lord / October 25, 2018

Vanessa Carlton – “Needle in the Hay” (Elliott Smith Cover)

Vanessa Carlton has released one cover a month for the past four months, including renditions of Fleetwood Mac and Neil Young classics. Yesterday, she released…
Israel Daramola / July 20, 2018

Elliott Smith – “Pretty (Ugly Before)” (Live)

A whole raft of alt and indie icons are part of the 7-inches for Planned Parenthood charity project, including Foo Fighters, Björk, Bon Iver, Feist, Sleater-Kinney, St. Vincent, Laurie Anderson, and…
Anna Gaca / May 5, 2017

SPIN’s 1999 Profile of Elliott Smith: “He’s Mr. Dyingly Sad, and You’re Mystifyingly Glad”

RJ Smith's profile of Elliott Smith originally ran in the January 1999 "The Year in Music" issue of Spin. In honor of the 20th anniversary of Elliott…
RJ Smith / February 26, 2017

Listen to an Unreleased Live Version of Elliott Smith’s “Pictures of Me” from Either/Or: Expanded Edition

Kill Rock Stars has shared an unreleased, emotionally-charged live version of "Pictures of Me" from Elliott Smith's seminal album Either/Or. The track is due to be released…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 16, 2017

Elliott Smith Podcast Miniseries Features Interviews With Jack Black, Flaming Lips, Gus Van Sant

The rollout for Kill Rock Stars' 20th anniversary reissue of Elliott Smith's classic third album Either/Or has already given us a previously unreleased song and a 1997 live version…
Andy Cush / February 2, 2017

New Music: Hear an Unreleased Live Version of Elliott Smith’s “Angeles”

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Elliott Smith's classic album Either/Or, Kill Rock Stars will release a 2-LP expanded edition of the album on March 10, featuring…
Andy Cush / January 24, 2017

A 20th Anniversary Expanded Version of Elliott Smith’s Either/Or Will Include Unreleased Recordings

It has been 20 years since the release of Elliott Smith's breakthrough album Either/Or, and Smith's label Kill Rock Stars is releasing a commemorative, expanded…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 4, 2017

Hear J Mascis Covering Elliott Smith’s “Waltz #2 (XO)”

From the upcoming Elliott Smith compilation Say Yes! here's J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. putting his shaggy, fuzzed-out take on Smith's classic "Waltz #2 (XO)." Say…
Andy Cush / October 5, 2016

Elliott Smith Tribute Album to Feature Waxahatchee, Jesu/Sun Kil Moon, J Mascis, and More

Waxahatchee, Jesu/Sun Kil Moon, J Mascis, Juliana Hatfield, Lou Barlow, Yuck, and many more artists are set to appear on a forthcoming Elliott Smith tribute…
Rachel Brodsky / March 3, 2016

Watch DIIV Cover Elliott Smith’s ‘Ballad of Big Nothing’

Zachary Cole Smith and Colin Caulfield of Brooklyn rock band DIIV recently dropped by HERO Magazine to record an acoustic cover of Elliott Smith's "Ballad of Big Nothing."
Anna Gaca / February 22, 2016

Soundtrack to Elliott Smith Documentary ‘Heaven Adores You’ Will Feature Unreleased Music

The Elliott Smith documentary Heaven Adores You was released last year, but like Montage of Heck, an accompanying album has yet to be released. Film…
Colin Joyce / September 2, 2015

Stream Elliott Smith’s ‘New’ Song, ‘Oceans,’ a Demo From 1984

Update: the song does not actually ppear in the documentary.In recent years, Elliott Smith fans have gotten a peek at the late singer-songwriter's creative process via a…
Brennan Carley / October 7, 2014
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