Archive for the 'Will Oldham' Category

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

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 […]

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

‘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 […]

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

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.

Monday, February 27th, 2012

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 […]

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

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, […]

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011


Monday, February 7th, 2011

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 […]

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Revisiting Will Oldham and Tortoise’s 2006 collaboration, The Brave And The Bold, last week spawned some interesting offline chatter about what it means to cover an artist. While much of the discussion was centered around familiar positions and attitudes, the consensus was (not surprisingly) that most everyone tends to prefer an interesting re-interpretation to a […]

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

(Sevens, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) In January of 2006, Will Oldham, under his working guise of Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, released a collaborative ten track covers album with the comparatively abrasive post-rock quintet Tortoise. They called it The Brave And The Bold. I loved the […]