Archive for the 'Will Oldham' Category

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

No stranger to covers, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy returned to the fold earlier this month via his latest long-player, Best Troubador. An inspired collection of Merle Haggard covers, the vinyl edition of the double album arrived with a little lagniappe on the side: “No Time to Cry” – an Iris DeMent tune that the Hag covered […]

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

It’s back. Welcome to the first installment of Aquarium Drunkard’s re-tooled podcast. Picking up where the Sidecar (Transmissions) left off, consider this new program a late night broadcast exploring pop culture through an esoteric lens, focusing on music, literature, film and other dispatches from parts unknown. Beginning now, expect a new episode every other week. Our debut features […]

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Will “Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy” Oldham has a habit of materializing in interesting places: behind the camera, shooting the cover of Slint’s Spiderland; behind Johnny Cash, singing background vocals on the Man in Black’s cover of his song, “I See A Darkness”; on a tractor in an alternate Kanye West video; in films as quiet and […]

Monday, December 28th, 2015

This month often finds Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and Dawn McCarthy’s warm and luminous cover of the Everly Brothers’ “Christmas Eve Can Kill You” on steady repeat. It’s perfectly cozy and bittersweet (Christmas in a nutshell) and, similar to the pair’s 2013 full-length album of Everly Brothers covers, fairly catholic to the original. However, back in […]

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Here I was given the great opportunity to interview Masaki Batoh. I became aware of some of Batoh’s work in the mid-1990’s when a relationship between Batoh’s band Ghost was begun with the Drag City record label (I have had a long and satisfying relationship with Drag City dating back to the early 1990’s). When […]

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

If you missed our interview with the Bonnie ‘Prince’ last month, you can find that, here. Below is the new video for “New Black Rich (Tusks)” 7″, culled from Oldham’s 2014 LP, Singer’s Grave a Sea of Tongues, directed by Claudia Crobatia. Tusks, indeed.

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Doug Paisley and Bonnie “Prince” Billy are individually responsible for two of this year’s most sublime collections of folk rock, Strong Feelings and Singer’s Grave A Sea of Tongues. In a gorgeous case of real recognizing real, the songwriters have teamed for “Until I Find You,” a new single available from the solid folks at […]