Goodtime John & Bonnie Prince Billy :: New Life

For the last 20+ years, Irish singer/songwriter J. Cowhie has released music under his own name and the Goodtime John banner. Now he’s back with the mighty Will Oldham aka Bonnie “Prince” Billy in the cut with him. On the recently released “New Life,” Cowie applies AOR textures to his minimal form, conjuring up a grand but sparse sense of atmosphere that wouldn’t feel out of place on a late-era Pink Floyd recording.

Matt Sweeney & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy :: Make Worry For Me

An embarrassment of riches from the Will Oldham universe of late. In addition to the ad hoc Instagram performances that began as quarantine commenced, the artist has recently been dropping a bevy of covers in collaboration with friend and labelmate, Bill Callahan. Want a taste? Their take on Steely Dan is particularly choice.

But hold up, the year isn’t over yet. This week finds Oldham once again sliding into his Superwolf suit with running partner, and guitar guru, Matt Sweeney.

The Aquarium Drunkard Picture Show, Episode II

More ether-access basement broadcasts transmitting from the hills of Glassell Park, Calif. Welcome to episode two of the Aquarium Drunkard picture show: Liminal Shift.

Feat: Julien Gasc / Maston / Map of Africa / White Fence / Conspiracy of Owls / Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy / Ty Segall / Thee Oh Sees / John Andrews & The Yawns / Lou Reed & more …

Superwolf :: You’ll Get Eaten, Too

Global pandemic. Game show host leader of the free world. Massive unemployment. That Tiger King show. Lots to be confused about in March 2020 … but not this!! The return of Superwolf — the collaboration of Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and Matt Sweeney.

Bonnie “Prince” Billy / Bryce Dessner / Eighth Blackbird :: When We Are Inhuman

When We Are Inhuman, the beguiling new album billed to Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Bryce Dessner, and Eighth Blackbird, begins with quarter note pulses from a single instrument. Alternating pulses from a second and then a third instrument join in before ultimately giving way to the melody of “Beast For Thee,” a song originally heard on Superwolf — the tremendous 2005 collaborative album by Bonnie “Prince” Billy and guitarist Matt Sweeney. […]

The Aquarium Drunkard Guide To Drag City Records: Volume One

Chicago’s venerable Drag City turns 30 years young in 2019. In perhaps typical fashion, the label doesn’t seem to be doing much in the way of commemoration — no star-studded festival, no limited edition boxed set, no self-congratulatory excess. Instead, Drag City is doing what it’s always done: releasing great records.

But those past glories deserve a little celebration, don’t they? That’s why the Aquarium Drunkard team has put together this eclectic guide to Drag City’s immense catalog: 30 masterpieces for 30 years.