Elliott Smith - 'Alameda (alternate take)' [Listen]
On behalf of Elliott Smith's August 6th birthday, label Kill Rock Stars shared this alternate version of 'Alameda.' The rendition features different lyrics during the chorus, and you can stream it below.
Kill Rock Stars is reissuing Smith's 1995 self-titled debut, as well as 1997's Either/Or, on 180-gram vinyl this month; additionally, his entire Kill Rock Stars catalog is available digitally for $49. See more at the label's website.
In summer 2003 I woke at 4am every day for a month, and walked through sleeping suburbs as the sun came up. Those mornings, pushing a vacuum cleaner through the quiet halls of a crumbling primary school, I first came to know Elliott Smith on Either/Or, his second full-length under his own name. [read more]
The project was Kickstarted back in 2011, with producer Kevin Moyer (a high school friend of Smith's) saying it's the first feature film to be allowed to use the musician's original material. [read more]
Elliott Smith documentary Heaven Adores You will feature unreleased music, photos, and video footage
Heaven Adores You premieres next month at the San Francisco International Film Festival. [read more]
'Needle in the Hay', originally an Elliott Smith song, is Juliana Hatfield's contribution to the Wes Anderson tribute LP I Saved Latin. [read more]