Archive for the 'Will Oldham' Category

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 […]

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Will Oldham’s next long player (with the Cairo Gang) is out March 23rd on Drag City. He and Emmett Kelly have dubbed this one The Wonder Show of the World. I have yet to hear a note of it, but the pair did issue this non-album teaser—a stark, bare bones, reworking of Conway Twitty’s “Play, […]

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Former Frente! vocalist, Angie Hart, duets with Bonnie “Prince” Billy on “Little Bridges” off her 2009 disc Eat My Shadow. The Juxtaposition between Hart and Oldham’s off-kilter vocals works perfectly here. MP3: Angie Hart & Bonnie “Prince” Billy :: Little Bridges ———————— + Download Angie Hart / Bonnie “Prince” Billy via eMusic’s 25 free MP3 […]

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

What is it that makes us want to deconstruct art by units of time? Lists. We love making them. We love arguing over them. And here, on the verge of a new decade, we’re in a position to do the same again. What were the best albums of the past ten years? Here at AD, […]

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Just in time for the holidays! Markedly different from the stark I See A Darkness version, MBV just debuted this live rendering of Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy’s “Death To Everyone,” a track that while culled from the same session will not be available on the forthcoming BPB live album Funtown Comedown. Recorded with the Picket Line; […]

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Drag City just unveiled the new video for Bonnie “Prince” Billy’s “How About Thank You“, culled from the companion 10″ from one of my favorite LPs of the year, Beware.  As with most things Will Oldham related, it’s ‘unique’. ++ New, better, video courtesy of our friends at MBV. + Download Bonnie “Prince” Billy DRM […]

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Bonnie “Prince” Billy made several appearances L.A. last month in support of his new album, Beware, including a proper evening show at the El Rey, an Amoeba in-store, and a mid-morning studio taping for Fuel.tv at a studio in west L.A. While I missed the El Rey show, I did made it over to the […]

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

A few weeks ago while in Austin, a group of us were discussing Bonnie “Prince” Billy’s new LP Beware — a conversation that soon shifted to Will Oldham related side-projects. Among other titles discussed was Swedish singer/songwriter Nicolai Dunger’s 2003 album Tranquil Isolation.  While by no means his first rodeo, the LP served as my […]

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

When a songwriter’s prolificacy creates the volumes that Will Oldham’s has, it can become difficult to draw reference from his catalogue. It often exists as one vast document of his contribution, nuance be damned to the onlooker. With notable exceptions Greatest Palace Music and the Tortoise-backed The Brave and the Bold, Oldham’s shifts in tone […]