Lady Lazarus covers Daniel Johnston’s Story of an Artist

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By annasky in New Music on Wednesday 28 September 2011

Minimalist dream-pop and experimental folk artist, Lady Lazarus, has had a great year with the release of her debut album, Mantic, receiving kudos from Pitchfork, Stereogum, One Thirty BPM, and the like. Now check out her latest song, Story of an Artist, an intimate, beautiful cover of a Daniel Johnston favorite.

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Les Claypool

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By Ron English in New Music on Monday 21 June 2010

The Travis Louie cover on Les Claypool’s latest offering Fungi and Foe serves as the perfect lure into a backwoods intellectual playground of the man who graced us with the iconic group Primus. A grovin’ bass player with Captain Beefheart cool and Daniel Johnston soul, Les paints lovingly jagged portraits of something slightly akin to […]

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The Tinklers

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Wednesday 1 July 2009

The Tinklers suck, but that’s what makes them so great. Their atonal, monotonous singing, and nearly non-existent musicianship have certainly won them some virulent detractors, but their unabashed niceness has attracted just as many loyal fans. Much in the vein of Half Japanese and Daniel Johnston, the Baltimore duo has plunked out silly, out-of-tune folk […]

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