Ruth Radelet: Twilight (Elliott Smith Cover)

From the forthcoming 55-track Stars Rock Kill (Rock Stars) compilation (out 28 December) which celebrates the 30th anniversary of the independent record label Kill Rock Stars, comes Ruth Radelet’s exquisite cover of Elliott Smith’s “Twilight.” Radelet, formerly the vocalists for Chromatics (who broke up earlier this year), infuses a hopeful warmth into the track, which initially debuted on Smith’s posthumous release, From A Basement On The …

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John Talabot's new single, Elliott Smith remembered and Jeff Carvalho's Europop #PrivateJam in this week's music recap

Elliott Smith: Waltz #2 (XO) 10 years ago this past week, the world lost Elliott Smith: Songwriter, musician and vocalist whose masterful catalogue of brooding alternative folk inspired legions of fans and acts that followed. A centerpiece to his emotional potency, “Waltz #2 (XO)” might very well be Smith’s best track ever. Moreover, it’s a secret autobiography. Chronicling the tumult of relationships with his family …

Elliott Smith: Waltz #2 (XO)

John Talabot's new single, Elliott Smith remembered and Jeff Carvalho's Europop #PrivateJam in this week's music recap

10 years ago this past week, the world lost Elliott Smith: Songwriter, musician and vocalist whose masterful catalogue of brooding alternative folk inspired legions of fans and acts that followed. A centerpiece to his emotional potency, “Waltz #2 (XO)” might very well be Smith’s best track ever. Moreover, it’s a secret autobiography. Chronicling the tumult of relationships with his family and lovers. Slightly masked behind …