Crooners MATT SWEENEY And BONNIE ‘PRINCE’ BILLY Charm With ‘MY BLUE SUIT’

New sonic impulses…

25 March 201

American singer/songwriters Matt Sweeney and Bonnie “Prince” Billy
(who seems to sleep with his guitar lately. He’s everywhere) joined forces
in 2005 for a longplayer called Superwolf.

They got together again to can another LP, titled,
eh… Superwolves. Out 30 April. More info here.

One of the 14 tracks is MY BLUE SUIT. A characteristic
troubadour ballad. Smooth, mellow, and romantic.

Enjoy

When BILL CALLAHAN And BONNIE “PRINCE” BILLY And TY SEGALL Sing The Blues…

9 January 2021

American crooners Bill Callahan and Bonnie “Prince” Billy already teamed up
last year for a couple of covers and in the early days of 2021 we get another one.

This time the duo picked a song called Miracles by the late Memphis soul and gospel singer Johnnie Frierson (1945-2010). In the sixties, Frierson was a member of soul
group The Drapels but also performed/wrote as a solo artist.

He had to leave music behind after being drafted and fighting in the Vietnam War
and came back traumatized. In the ’90s he sold home-recorded cassettes to pay
the bills. In 2012 a reissue of a collection of Frierson’s self-released songs saw the
day of light. Miracles is one of them.

Callahan and Oldham recorded their take with psych rocker Ty Segall.

Sing the blues, guys…

The original

MATT SNEEWEY & BONNIE “PRINCE” BILLY Share New Spellbinding Track ‘MAKE WORRY FOR ME’

23 November 2020

Back in 2005 lone wolves Bonnie “Prince” Billy and Matt Sweeney teamed
up for a collaborative album called Superwolf.

After all these years the pair returned last March with new music, a raw ripsnorter
called You’ll Get Eaten, Too (listen below) and also announced that a new Superwolf album was “fully rendered, awesome and now awaiting the new world order to be sorted.”

So far no further news, except for a brand new piece, titled MAKE WORRY FOR ME.
A puzzling humdinger with a spellbinding outcome. Stirring stuff.

Transfixing performance…

Previously shared track You’ll Get Eaten, Too

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BILL CALLAHAN And BONNIE “PRINCE” BILLY Cover STEELY DAN

17 November 2020

Bill Callahan and Bonnie “Prince” Billy are two of a kind. Two emotional American songwriters and crooners, each blessed with a characterful voice that stands out in
their emotive works.

The two teamed up, including some friends, for a series of covers. So far they gave
us their version of songs by Cat Stevens, Hank Williams Jr, The Other Years, Dave Rich
and ‘wish you were gay‘ by teenage phenomenon Billie Eilish.

And they just shared another one, featuring their pal Bill Mackay. This time it’s
a song by 70s jazzy art-rockers Steely Dan. Bill & Bonnie picked DEACON BLUES
from the duo’s 1977 masterpiece Aja.

Tune in here…

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BONNIE ‘PRINCE’ BILLY Released His ‘I SEE A DARKNESS’ Album 20 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

18 January 2019

Artist: WILL OLDHAM aka BONNIE ‘PRINCE’ BILLY

Album: I SEE A DARKNESS – Oldham’s sixth LP,
but the first one under his ‘new’ name

Released: 19 January 1999 – 20 years ago

ALL MUSIC wrote: “Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy’s album I See a Darkness seems to pick up where
Will Oldham’s 1997 album Joya left off. A more melodic style than the veteran Palace listener might be used to. Oldham definitely hasn’t abandoned his foundation of mordant lyrics and minimalist arrangements, but he has built a variety of different layers that make this album an emotional and pleasurable listening experience… Oldham has always given the kind of energy to his character’s voices that most people are afraid to relate to.”

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: Deepening thoughts and
darkish pensiveness wrapped in affecting songs.

ALBUM in full…

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BONNIE ‘PRINCE’ BILLY: Biography