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 […]
Archive for the 'Will Oldham' Category
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
On August 27th Chicago-based label Drag City announced a new Bonnie “Prince” Billy album, Singer’s Grave a Sea of Tongues, by uploading a staged interview with Will Oldham, the cryptic force and songwriter behind the “Prince” Billy moniker, dubbed “The Most Awkward Radio Innerview Ever!?!” For 17 minutes and 47 seconds, Oldham berates, threatens, and […]