FIDLAR - "Whatever (Folk Song In C)" (Elliott Smith Cover)
... It's fitting that while so many artists spent last Monday playing covers and sharing memories of Elliott Smith
, the ever surly punk band FIDLAR show up a week late with their own tribute. Released via Tumblr with the simple message "WHOOPS totally forgot to post this... RIP Elliot Smith
:_(" this isn't a noisy and chaotic reinterpretation like the band's recent version of Nick Cave's "Red Right Hand." Rather the band plays a gentle, touching version of "Whatever (Folk Song In C)" and it's a nice surprise you can hear below. FIDLAR's self titled LP is out now via Mom + Pop/Wichita/Dine Alone. FIDLAR - "Whatever (Folk Song In C)" (Elliott Smith
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Watch: Cat Power and Sky Ferreira Cover Elliott Smith
... launches into covers of "A Distorted Reality Is Now A Necessity To Be Free" and "Little One" with Sky Ferreira. It's unclear how Smith attained a position from which he could criticize anyone's rendition of (Elliott) Smith's work, but these recordings do stir some of the feelings inspired by the originals. Also captured from that night is a partial recording of Cat Power and Ferreira covering "Pretty (Ugly Before)". "A Distorted Reality Is Now A Necessity To Be Free" "Little One" "Pretty (Ugly Before)" Search for DIIV albums on Amazon Tweet Watch: Cat Power and Sky Ferreira Cover Elliott Smith
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Sky Ferreira and DIIV's Zachary Cole Smith perform Elliott Smith cover in New York - watch
... Ferreira "was found in possession of ecstasy and resisted arrest". Ferreira recently defended the controversial artwork for her forthcoming debut album 'Night Time, My Time'. The image, which features the singer naked in the shower, was shot by Gasper Noè, who has previously directed films such as Enter The Void and Irréversible and recently worked on the video for Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds' 'We No Who U R'. Ferreira has defended the image and claimed it was not designed to help boost publicity and album sales. Sky Ferreira and DIIV's Zachary Cole Smith perform Elliott Smith
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Elliott Smith (August 6, 1969 - October 21, 2003)
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In 2003, he died of stab wounds to the chest, possibly self-inflicted.
Smith was in 2 Rock bands (Stranger than Fiction, Heatmiser) before settling into the Folk Rock that earned him fame.
He was nominated for an Oscar for his song "Miss Misery." He lost to Celine Dion.
His real name is Steve Smith. He changed it in high school when he moved to Portland, Oregon.
He went to school in Massachusetts, where he wrote a lot of his songs.
On most of his songs, he played all the instruments.
For a time, he was the boyfriend of Joanna Bolme, bassist of Calamity Jane.
He played defensive back for his high school football team. (thanks, Andrew - Orlando, FL, for all above)
He claimed his full name to be Elliott Stillwater Otter Smith during his years with Stranger Than Fiction. (thanks, tj chamberlin - Fishers, IN)
Two albums of all-new material have been issued since his death. In 2004 From A Basement On The Hill, which was nearly finished before Smith's death, was issued, and in 2007 the compilation New Moon was released.
His parents divorced when he was one year old. He began playing acoustic guitar at age 10, and at age 14 he began recording songs on a tape recorder. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France, for above 2)
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