One thing fans of Chicago-based Drag City Records have always hoped for was a full-album collaboration by their two all-star players, Will Oldham and David Berman. To this date, that has yet to happen. However, this rare 7”, Silver Palace – Mr. Jews, released in 2005 and limited to 500 copies on Drag City/Sea Note […]
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A retrospective journey through the ever-evolving world of Will Oldham – spanning the lo-fi, acoustic Palace recordings of the early 90s, to the polished country/folk of the very prolific Bonnie “Prince” Billy. Palace :: A Retrospective Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy :: A Retrospective
The second entry of our new cult film column, Videodrome, went live this week focusing on the 1977 revenge fandango, Rolling Thunder – a film I was initially turned onto in 2005 via the Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy / Matt Sweeney collaborative LP, Superwolf. One of our favorite records of the past decade, Superwolf is home […]
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 […]
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.