The Associated Press
Elliott Smith's final album, from a basement on the hill, will be released Oct. 19, a year after his death, his estate has announced.
Smith, an Oscar nominee, died in his Los Angeles apartment on Oct. 21, 2003, at age 34 of knife wounds. Tests were inconclusive in determining whether it was suicide or murder.
Smith's death only added to the dark, confessional nature of his songs. His "Miss Misery," from 1997's Good Will Hunting, was nominated for an Academy Award.
The new album is pulled together from three years of studio work. It was assembled by friends Rob Schnapf and Joanna Bolme. Schnapf produced Smith's last three albums, the most recent of which was 2000's Figure 8.
Cabbage Patch Kids
Retro toys get makeovers
'Carmen' seduces but doesn't sizzle
HEALTH & FITNESS
Body & mind
Spice up basic foods
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Incubus loses style points
Will Smith remains summer's sure bet
Elliott Smith album coming
QB dispels 'I do' rumor
Duncan Disses Broadway
Get to it! Taste of Simone's