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Bill Callahan – “Another Song”

Bill Callahan is releasing one song from his new album Gold Record each Monday until the whole thing drops in September. Last Monday he shared the first one, "Pigeons," which we ranked as the week's very best song. Today he has shared another song. More »
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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Every week the Stereogum staff chooses the five best new songs of the week (the eligibility period begins and ends Thursdays right before midnight). This week's countdown is below, and you can listen to a playlist of all our 5 Best Songs on Spotify. More »
Tags: Music, Jessie Ware, The 5 Best Songs Of The Week, Boris, Denzel Curry, Bill Callahan, Megan Thee Stallion, Guapdad 4000

Bill Callahan – “Pigeons”

"Hello, I'm Johnny Cash." These are the first words out of Bill Callahan's mouth on Gold Record, his newly announced follow-up to last year's Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest. We learned of this album's existence last week, which was surprising because last time Callahan took six years between albums, and now he's turned … More »
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Bill Callahan Announces New Album Gold Record

Bill Callahan spent six years following up 2013's Dream River with last year's expansive Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest. His next record is coming much more quickly. More »
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Jack Conklin the “perfect tackle” for Browns’ system

Among the top items on the Browns' offseason to-do list was to improve their offensive line. Check. Check. And check. They hired one of the league's best offensive line coaches in Bill Callahan. They signed right tackle Jack Conklin to a three-year, $42 million contract, and they drafted Jedrick Wills with the 10th overall choice [more]
Tags: News, Sports, Browns, Jack Conklin, Bill Callahan, Jedrick Wills

Dongs Of Sevotion Turns 20

Bill Callahan always sounds like he’s in process. His earliest albums under the Smog moniker were wiry, bold compositions most easily described as experimental outsider art, while his most recent release under his given name is a no-frills acoustic ode to falling in love and raising a family. Over his long, prolific career, … More »
Tags: Music, Smog, The Anniversary, Bill Callahan, Dongs Of Sevotion Turns

Socials Distance: Can Indie Artists Quit Twitter Or Instagram Without Hurting Their Careers?

Over the last decade, myriad factors have (for better and worse) upended the culture surrounding "indie" music. Its dissemination and overall makeup have been altered, especially as "indie" as a term has come less to represent a previously established ethos and more a programming-friendly marketing term. But few elements of modern life have so thoroughly … More »
Tags: Music, Charli Xcx, Bon Iver, The Weeknd, Mac Demarco, Ryley Walker, Justin Vernon, Sounding Board, Lizzo, Mitski, Billie Eilish, Bill Callahan, Mike Hadreas, Jay Som, Perfume Genius

Chana Porter's Playlist for Her Novel "The Seep"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Roxane Gay, and many others. Chana Porter's debut novel The Seep is an auspicious work of speculative fiction, an impressive work of love and loss and optimism. Booklist wrote of the book: "Porter’s gripping, ...
Tags: Music, Scotland, Spain, David, David Bowie, Kate Bush, Bill, Nina Simone, Sam Cooke, Anne Frank, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Porter, Minnie Riperton, Brooklyn New York, Booklist, Trina

Amina Cain's Playlist for Her Novel "Indelicacy"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Roxane Gay, and many others. Amina Cain's novel Indelicacy is as inventive and assuredly written as any I have ever read. An exemplary contemporary novel from one of our most talented writers. Booklist wrote of...
Tags: Music, David, Harper, Billy, Townes Van Zandt, Coney Island, Kirkus, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Johann Sebastian Bach, Paris Review, Bach, Caroline, Los Angeles Review of Books, Booklist, Bonnie, Wainwright

Report: Browns are expected to hire Bill Callahan

It looks like the Browns will have a top assistant with head coaching experience working under Kevin Stefanski in his first year as the boss in Cleveland. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that Bill Callahan is expected to take a job on the Browns staff as the offensive line coach. Callahan has done that job for the Jets, Cowboys and Washington over the last 12 years and has also held offensive coordinator and assistant head coach titles over that span.
Tags: News, Washington, Cleveland, Browns, American Football, Callahan, NFL Media, Bill Callahan, Tom Pelissero, Kevin Stefanski, Jets Cowboys

Washington hires head coach Rivera to lead franchise out of slump: report

The Washington Redskins hired Ron Rivera as their new head coach, the NFL Network reported on Tuesday, replacing interim leader Bill Callahan, who took over after Jay Gruden was cut loose in October. Rivera previously presided over the NFL's Carolina Panthers, leading the team to a franchise-best 15-win and one-loss record in the 2015 season before losing in the Super Bowl to the Denver Broncos. Interim coach Callahan took over for Gruden after a 0-5 start to the season but did not preside ...
Tags: News, Washington, NFL, Washington Redskins, Carolina Panthers, NFL Network, Redskins, Callahan, Rivera, Ron Rivera, Jay Gruden, Gruden, Bill Callahan, Denver Broncos Interim

Redskins president Bruce Allen reportedly no longer running football operations

Washington Redskins president Bruce Allen has been stripped of his duties running football operations, according to a report by NBC Sports Washington and confirmed by ESPN. The Redskins (3-12) will conclude at the Dallas Cowboys (7-8) on Sunday afternoon with interim coach Bill Callahan to finish their worst season since 2014. On Monday, the organization is expected to announce Allen's move as well as “numerous other changes within the organization,” per ESPN.
Tags: News, Dallas Cowboys, Espn, Washington Redskins, Redskins, Allen, Bruce Allen, Bill Callahan, NBC Sports Washington

Bill Callahan “absolutely” wants to remain head coach in Washington in 2020

Washington interim head coach Bill Callahan is hoping to lose the “interim” label after the season. Callahan said he “absolutely” hopes to be the head coach in 2020, and he believes the team has made progress since he took over for the fired Jay Gruden in October. “I look at the fight of our players,” Callahan said, via the Washington Post.
Tags: News, Washington, American Football, Callahan, Jay Gruden, Bill Callahan

Giants, Washington head to overtime

Washington head coach Bill Callahan had a chance to go for two points and take a 29-28 lead over the Giants with 29 seconds left in regulation. Callahan opted for a Dustin Hopkins extra point and two of the league's worst teams will continue playing an entertaining game in overtime. Washington drove 99 yards for a Case Keenum 1-yard touchdown run to get within one point of the Giants.
Tags: News, Washington, Giants, American Football, Callahan, Case Keenum, Bill Callahan, Dustin Hopkins

Shorties (The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison, New Holiday Songs from Sharon Van Etten and Bleached, and more)

KGOU interviewed Ralph Ellison's literary executor about the new book, The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison. Stream new holiday songs by Sharon Van Etten and Bleached. Largehearted Boy's list of "best books of 2019" lists has collected 698 year-end lists so far. Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting year-end "best of 2019" music lists. December's best eBook deals. Paste recapped November's best songs. Julie Andrews talked books and reading with the New York T...
Tags: Music, Georgia, Radiohead, David, New York Times, Norway, Pbs, Montreal, Sharon Van Etten, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Julie Andrews, Esquire, Jeff VanderMeer, Ralph Ellison, Bill Callahan, Brian Alan Ellis

Shorties (Charlie Kaufman's Debut Novel, An Interview with Kathleen Hanna, and more)

Screenwriter Charlie Kaufman's debut novel Antkind will be published in May. Pitchfork interviewed Kathleen Hanna. Largehearted Boy's list of "best books of 2019" lists has collected 409 year-end lists so far. November's best eBook deals. eBooks on sale for $3.99: 10:04 by Ben Lerner eBooks on sale for $1.99: Kitchen by Banana Yashimoto Paste recommended the best punk albums of the 2010s. Xtra examined the evolution of the trans memoir. Alison Moorer and Warren Zanes di...
Tags: Music, Beck, Tom Waits, David, Brooklyn, New York Times, Rolling Stone, New York Public Library, Anne Enright, Leonard Cohen, Eleanor Davis, Virginia Woolf, Charlie Kaufman, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Literary Hub, Laura Stevenson

Bill Callahan – “If You Could Touch Her At All” (Lee Clayton Cover)

Callahan released his new album Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest earlier this year. And now, he's taking a well-deserved victory lap with the release of a new digital-only single featuring two covers. One is a new rendition of country singer Lee Clayton's "If You Could Touch Her At All," famously performed by Willie … More »
Tags: Music, Leonard Cohen, Callahan, Willie, Bill Callahan, Lee Clayton

Bill Callahan – “If You Could Touch Her At All” (Lee Clayton Cover) & “So Long, Marianne” (Leonard Cohen Cover)

Lotta Leonard Cohen content this morning! We just got a posthumous Leonard Cohen album and a HAIM Leonard Cohen cover. And now, we're getting a Bill Callahan Leonard Cohen cover, one iconic baritone paying tribute to another. More »
Tags: Music, Leonard Cohen, Bill Callahan, Lee Clayton, Lotta Leonard Cohen, Bill Callahan Leonard Cohen

Report: Bill Callahan has complete control of 53-player roster

Bill Callahan has something Jay Gruden didn't have. The team agreed to Callahan's terms when they fired Gruden after an 0-5 start. Callahan has signed a fullback, gone back to Adrian Peterson and the running game, turned over nearly the entire practice squad and changed the tenor of practice.
Tags: News, Adrian Peterson, American Football, Callahan, Jay Gruden, Gruden, Bill Callahan

Redskins unsure about quarterback situation amid 1-7 start

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Redskins interim coach Bill Callahan said the expectation for rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins in his first start was to win. He did not. The Redskins fell to 1-7 with a 24-9 loss at the Buffalo Bills, matching their worst start since 1998. Haskins was an acceptable 15 of 22 for 144 […]
Tags: News, Washington, Sports, Ap, Buffalo Bills, Washington Redskins, Redskins, Dwayne Haskins, Haskins, Bill Callahan

Redskins-Bills Preview

Linebacker Lorenzo Alexander took a moment from discussing the ''whuppin,'' as he put it, the Bills defense experienced last weekend to assess the sorry state of the Washington Redskins, one of his former teams. ''It's shocking in some ways,'' Alexander said, of a once-proud franchise off to a 1-7 start and traveling to face the Bills (5-2) on Sunday. Washington has changed coaches, with Bill Callahan taking over for Jay Gruden, who was fired follow...
Tags: News, Washington, Washington Redskins, Alexander, Jay Gruden, Bill Callahan, Lorenzo Alexander, Redskins Bills Preview

Redskins say Williams failed physical for helmet discomfort

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins interim coach Bill Callahan says left tackle Trent Williams failed his physical because of discomfort trying to put his helmet on. Williams preciously had a growth on his head removed, and the dispute that led to his holdout centered on the medical staff and handling of that situation. Williams […]
Tags: News, Sports, Williams, Washington Redskins, Redskins, Bill Callahan, Trent Williams, ASHBURN Va AP

Adrian Peterson doesn't run like an old man

Adrian Peterson, who said Tuesday he is "for sure" playing Thursday on his nicked-up ankle when Washington visits the Vikings, is "looking like the same old Adrian that we all know," Redskins coach Bill Callahan said.
Tags: Washington, Adrian Peterson, Vikings, Redskins, Adrian, Bill Callahan

Redskins coach Bill Callahan on Dwayne Haskins' progress: 'It's all coming to fruition'

Washington is off to a rough start this season and there hasn't even been much positive news about their first-round pick at quarterback, Dwayne Haskins. Haskins has been mostly kept on the bench for unexciting options like Case Keenum and Colt McCoy. Keenum, who is Washington's starter, was held out Wednesday for rest.
Tags: News, Washington, Washington Redskins, Redskins, Dwayne Haskins, Keenum, Bill Callahan, Dwayne Haskins Haskins, McCoy Keenum

Redskins feel good after 1st win, prepare for unbeaten 49ers

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — There was a different feel at the Washington Redskins’ practice facility the day after their first victory of the season. It didn’t matter that Washington held on to beat the winless Miami Dolphins who missed a 2-point conversation attempt in the final seconds. After Jay Gruden was fired and Bill Callahan […]
Tags: News, Washington, Sports, Miami Dolphins, Washington Redskins, Jay Gruden, Bill Callahan, ASHBURN Va AP

Old man Adrian Peterson racks up over 100 yards against Dolphins

Adrian Peterson has big day against Miami The Miami Dolphins lost to Washington on Sunday in heartbreaking fashion, bungling the game-winning 2-point conversion in the Battle of the Winless. It was the first game for Washington since head coach Jay Gruden was fired last Monday and Bill Callahan was named interim head coach. And we quickly learned that Callahan may have different feelings toward at least one well-known player on the roster than Gruden.
Tags: News, Washington, Dolphins, Miami, Miami Dolphins, Adrian Peterson, Callahan, Jay Gruden, Bill Callahan

Redskins' Callahan opts to start Keenum vs. Fins

Case Keenum will start against the Dolphins, while rookie Dwayne Haskins will serve as the backup, Redskins interim coach Bill Callahan announced Friday.
Tags: News, Dolphins, Redskins, Callahan, Dwayne Haskins, Keenum, Bill Callahan

Case Keenum to start for Washington this week

Interim Washington coach Bill Callahan has made a change at quarterback. Via J.P. Finlay of, Callahan announced that Case Keenum would start Sunday against the Dolphins. Also, Dwayne Haskins will serve as his backup,
Tags: News, Washington, Dolphins, Callahan, Dwayne Haskins, Keenum, Bill Callahan

Adrian Peterson 'hyped' about Redskins' recommitment to the run game, could be set for big Week 6 vs. Dolphins

Bill Callahan aims to get Peterson going in a big way this Sunday
Tags: News, Dolphins, Adrian Peterson, Redskins, Peterson, Bill Callahan

Redskins get taste of life under interim coach Bill Callahan

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — After captains led the rest of the team in stretches, the music cut out and it was down to business. The Washington Redskins huddled up before practice began, did sprints before leaving the field and it was clear that Club Jay is over and Camp Callahan is here. Interim coach Bill […]
Tags: News, Sports, Bill, Washington Redskins, Bill Callahan, ASHBURN Va AP, Club Jay, Camp Callahan