Archive for the 'Will Oldham' Category

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 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 […]

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

We’ll be discussing Bonnie “Prince” Billy’s upcoming album, Beware, at length in the very near future. Until then, chew on the new video for “I Am Goodbye,” which is very demonstrative of Beware’s overall sound as a whole. It goes without saying that we love it. Another high five to Will Oldham, whose beard has […]

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Album artwork: Does it indeed affect our listening experience, and if so, how? Scratch the Surface is a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard that that takes a look at particularly interesting cover art choices. Bonnie “Prince” Billy’s The Letting Go is broadly considered, even in rare negative critique, as Will Oldham’s most unexampled result. The […]