John Denver died in a plane crash in 1997 — several years later the compilation Take Me Home: A Tribute To John Denver was released via Badman Recordings. Guiding the artist roster, the compilation sonically concentrated on the somber stylings of the (then) quiet-is-the-new-loud zeitgeist – specifically that of Mark Kozelek, whose Red House Painters [...]
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No stranger to collaboration, Will Oldham (the Bonnie ‘Prince’) once again finds himself working with Dawn McCarthy on the pair’s new LP, What The Brothers Sang — a 13 track tribute to the Everly Brothers, out today via Drag City Records. An eclectic selection spanning the width and breadth of brothers discography, the pair navigate [...]
‘Tis the season and pass the egg nog. As a warm-up to their forthcoming 2013 full-length paying tribute to the Everly Brothers, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and Dawn McCarthy just released their take on the Everly’s “Christmas Eve Can Kill You“. You can pick it both digitally and via 7″, here, and catch the video after [...]
A dapper Bonnie “Prince” Billy’s black and white redux of 1999′s “I See A Darkness” whilst dancing through the streets of Glasgow. To be released via his upcoming ep, Now Here’s My Plan, out June 24th via Drag City.
As Will Oldham prepared to embark on what would become a very busy Fall of 2006, he played two very special nights at Joe’s Pub in New York City with brothers Paul and Ned Oldham. Honoring the memory of their late father, the trio winded their way through nearly 40 covers, most of which are [...]
Their first collaboration on record since 2005′s Superwolf, Matt Sweeney and Will Oldham just released “I Must Be Blind” on 10″ vinyl with “Life In Muscle” on the flip. I ran into Sweeney last month in New Orleans and followed up this week to get the skinny on his and Oldham’s collaborative history, creative process, [...]
If you follow my twitter feed, or really, if you keep up with much music ‘news’ in general you may very well have come across last week’s interview between Will Oldham (donning his interviewer’s cap) and R. Kelly. If not, you’re in for a treat. Held last December in New York—in Kelly’s dressing room prior [...]