Archive for the 'Will Oldham' Category

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 […]

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; […]