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Built to Spill Announce Daniel Johnston Covers Album; Share “Bloody Rainbow” Cover

Built to Spill Plays the Songs of Daniel Johnston Due Out May 1 via Ernest Jenning Record Co.

Feb 03, 2020

Built to Spill have announced a new album where they cover the songs of the late Daniel Johnston, the appropriately titled Built to Spill Plays the Songs of Daniel Johnston, and shared its first single, a cover of “Bloody Rainbow.” More

R.I.P. Daniel Johnston

58-Year-Old Singer/Songwriter Dies of a Heart Attack

Sep 11, 2019

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Daniel Johnston has died. The 58-year-old had a heart attack. More

Lana Del Rey Helps Fund a Documentary About Daniel Johnston

Hi, How Are You: A Short Film Starring Daniel Johnston

Nov 21, 2013

Lana Del Rey—singer, model, Daniel Johnston fan? More

Jun 03, 2010

Following two decades of critical and peer adulation, Daniel Johnston began to capture mainstream attention with the release of the 2005 documentary The Devil and Daniel Johnston. Heightened interest in his artwork followed, and a few of his drawings were even exhibited during the 2006 Whitney Biennial. Now, the Texas songwriter’s seminal early canon is getting a long overdue 6-LP/CD deluxe box set treatment titled The Story of An Artist. More

Aug 24, 2009

After an unlikely rise to fame (or infamy) though 2005 documentary The Devil and Daniel Johnston, and seeing his work covered by the likes of Bright Eyes, The Flaming Lips, and Death Cab for Cutie, lo-fi troubadour Daniel Johnston is back with new album Is and Always Was, October 6th. A tour is also planned. More


Jul 27, 2023

I’ve never been a runner or had any inkling to consider the prospects of becoming one. But, one can certainly envision the clear head space that pounding the pavement on a deliberate path forward must create. And it was in that mode that band manager/label owner Dave Cronen first caught wind of a series of BBC recording sessions that the legendary songwriter Daniel Johnston produced. More


Jan 30, 2024

Daniel Johnston’s live recordings never fail to evoke intimacy, the artist’s quivering vocals never less than honest and vulnerable. The difference with Alive in New York is that it was clearly performed at a point in his life where Johnston exudes what could pass for confidence, contentment, and conviviality in front of an expectant and rapt audience. More

Mar 16, 2023

There’s not much argument that the BBC has a sterling reputation for capturing artists at their finest. The fact that these later era (2003-2011) recordings of Daniel Johnston exist and are being officially released is as amazing as the quality of what’s contained here. More

Oct 28, 2009

Sometimes, it can be easy to take a concert at face value. A guy comes in with an instrument, plays a few songs, tells a few stories, and then everyone goes out for drinks and small talk. This process of thoughtless artistic consumption becomes significantly more difficult when that artist is Daniel Johnston. More