Singer/songwriter Elliott Smith's final album, "From a Basement on the Hill," will be released Oct. 19 via Epitaph's Anti- imprint.

Singer/songwriter Elliott Smith's final album, "From a Basement on the Hill," will be released Oct. 19 via Epitaph's Anti- imprint.

Smith died last October; the material he had been working on was posthumously overseen by members of his family, as well as longtime collaborator Rob Schnapf and musician Joanna Bolme. Smith had reached an agreement with former label DreamWorks to release the album on an independent label of his choosing.

The 15-track set features drumming by the Flaming Lips' Steven Drozd on opener "Coast to Coast," while Quasi's Sam Coomes plays bass and sings on "Pretty (Ugly Before)," which was issued in August 2003 as a single by Suicide Squeeze Records. The cut "A Distorted Reality is Now a Necessity to Be Free" will appear first on MoveOn.org's "Future Soundtrack for America" compilation, which hits stores Aug. 10.