Archive for the 'Will Oldham' Category

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

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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 […]

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

(Sevens, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) The muse that is ‘Summer’s end’ has long served as an allegory for countless pieces of prose, poetry and, of course, song. From the Beach Boys to Don Henley (“Boys of Summer,” anyone?), the bittersweet transition from the warm, […]

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Will Oldham’s career has more or less been a series of collaborations. His name is most often been attached to the work, and more times than not, he’s the primary artistic driver behind the wheel. But he employs a shifting troupe of musicians whose influence is not lightly wielded. The result allows the consistency of […]