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Days Between Stations: The Biblical Hillbillies (05/97)

On March 9, the front page of The New York Times featured coverage of the seemingly endless flood in the Ohio River Valley. Kentucky was devastated. 1,054 more words

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Bonnie “Prince” Billy/Lou Barlow, Beware Your Only Friend/Imagination Blind 7”, 2010

Despite the 2010 release date, both of these tracks were recorded in March/April 2009, live, at Landlocked Music, a record store in Bloomington, Indiana. While this… 642 more words


Palace, Mountain 12", 1995

This EP was released in the UK in order to bring together the four tracks from the “West Palm Beach/Gulf Shores” 7″ (1994) and the “ 1,598 more words


Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & The Cairo Gang, Tip The Glass And Feel The Bottom 10”, 2015  

Another limited edition release of only 300 copies (like the “Sixty Minute Man” and  Will Oldham on Bonnie Prince Billy 10″ releases), this time from the small label, Future Oak Recordings, who tell us that this EP “was recorded by Oldham and Kelly on their 2014 tour of eight Dutch churches. 1,297 more words


Trembling Bells featuring Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, The Marble Downs LP, 2012

From their Bandcamp page we learn that Trembling Bells “are Alex Neilson’s song-based group who seek to reanimate the psychic landscapes of Great Britain and relocate them to some vague, mythic land where basic human crises are encountered and conquered.” I take this to mean that Neilson’s and/or Blackwall’s words attempt to reinvigorate the pop song with lyrics worthy of the Romantics, especially with regard to “basic human crises.” Certainly, whoever’s writing these songs has made efforts to avoid clichés and come up with unusual and original (and often humorous) metaphors. 3,193 more words




For Fans of: Nick Cave, Chad VanGaalen, Smog, Nirvana, Will Oldham, Courtney Barnett, Perfume Genius, 1,337 more words


Bonnie Prince Billy, On Raglan Road 7", 2015

This came out of the blue, both literally and metaphorically (half the 500 pressings are blue vinyl) and seems not to have been distributed by any record label at all, but hand-distributed through record shops. 747 more words