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If you’ve spent any time watching television in the last several years, you’ve probably had the dubious pleasure of watching Pitbull try to sell you Bud Light. These ads tend to feature the hip hop star in a white suit and dark shades, holding a condensation-dripping bottle of Anheuser-Busch’s biggest seller, surrounded by women wearing… More »

We did it, everyone! We came up with the least glamorous music video ever made. I don’t know what held the title before this week, but I do know that nothing else will ever hold it again. That piece of beautifully ugly anti-glamor is below, as are our other four picks for the week. … More »

In the 2005 film Junebug, Will Oldham’s character works for a Chicago curator, on the lookout for “outsider artists” in the backwoods of North Carolina for a big city gallery.

It’s not a bad metaphor for Oldham’s musical career. He’s spent much of the past two decades exploring the fringes of Southern musical… More »

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Bonnie “Prince” Billy – “When Thy Song Flows Through Me” Video

Will Oldham recently released two covers under his Bonnie "Prince" Billy moniker, one for Prince's "The Cross" and another of Leonard Cohen's "Hunter's Lullaby." Oldham…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 21, 2016 - 12:12 pm

Bonnie “Prince” Billy – “Hunter’s Lullaby” (Leonard Cohen Cover)

Last January Will Oldham covered Hank Williams' "Leave Me Alone With These Blues" in a session for the website Fogged Clarity. Today, almost exactly a…
Chris DeVille | January 18, 2016 - 11:36 am

Bonnie “Prince” Billy – “The Cross” (Prince Cover)

Prince has a catalog full of incredible deep cuts, and one of the best is "The Cross," a scorching rock ballad that appeared on his…
Tom Breihan | January 14, 2016 - 1:12 pm

Bonnie “Prince” Billy – “Rich Wife Full Of Happiness”

Did you guys know there was a new Bonnie "Prince" Billy album coming out this month? I sure didn't! The forthcoming Pond Scum isn't, strictly…
Tom Breihan | January 6, 2016 - 11:52 am

Bonnie “Prince” Billy – “Gloria” (broeder Dieleman Cover) Video

Record Store Day is now only one day away, and like many others before him, Bonnie "Prince" Billy aka Will Oldham has decided to release…
Caitlin White | April 17, 2015 - 2:50 pm

Cabane – “La Gomera” (Stereogum Premiere)

Cabane is technically the latest project of Belgian composer and songwriter Thomas Jean Henri, but he functions more as a hub for the various spokes…
Caitlin White | February 4, 2015 - 9:52 am

Cabane – “Sangokaku” Video

Cabane is the French word for cabin, but it's also the moniker used by Belgian composer and songwriter Thomas Jean Henri, formerly of Soy Un…
Caitlin White | January 29, 2015 - 3:57 pm

Bonnie “Prince” Billy – “Blindlessness” Video

Later this month, Bonnie "Prince" Billy will put out a new 7-inch "Mindlessness" b/w "Blindlessness," and he's just shared a video for the B-side of…
James Rettig | January 20, 2015 - 1:55 pm

Bonnie “Prince” Billy – “Leave Me Alone With These Blues” (Hank Williams Cover)

Bonnie "Prince" Billy is one of the closest things we've got to a true modern folk singer-songwriter, and it's an absolute joy when he takes…
James Rettig | January 16, 2015 - 10:55 am

Bonnie “Prince” Billy – “New Black Rich (Tusks)” Video

The video for "New Black Rich (Tusks)," one of the originals from Bonnie "Prince" Billy's mostly self-referential Singer's Grave A Sea Of Tongues, finds Will…
Chris DeVille | November 12, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – “Quail And Dumplings” Video

I've always thought water parks were a little weird: the whole idea behind them is fun, but there's so many people and kids running around…
James Rettig | October 15, 2014 - 11:42 am

Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) – “Dying To Live” (Edgar Winter Cover)

Next month, the newly honored Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Yusuf Islam, who used to be named Cat Stevens, will release a new LP,…
Tom Breihan | September 15, 2014 - 4:59 pm

New Bonnie “Prince” Billy Album Singer’s Grave A Sea Of Tongues Out Next Month

Bonnie "Prince" Billy, aka Will Oldham, has announced the release of a new album called Singer's Grave A Sea Of Tongues, out September 23rd via…
James Rettig | August 27, 2014 - 11:12 pm

CFCF – “Strange Form Of Life” Video

Last year, the producer CFCF put out the album Outside and followed it this year with an odds-and-sods EP titled Outsiders. Now you can watch…
Miles Bowe | July 24, 2014 - 5:47 pm

Bonnie “Prince” Billy And The Cairo Gang – “We Love Our Hole”

Spirit Of Akasha is a new documentary, from director Albert Falzon, that pays tribute to Morning Of The Earth, a 1971 Australian movie about surfing…
Tom Breihan | May 19, 2014 - 2:28 pm

Bonnie “Prince” Billy – “Bad Man” Video

Last year Will Oldham released a self-titled album as Bonnie "Prince" Billy, which is a bit surprising since he's been using the moniker for nearly…
Miles Bowe | May 12, 2014 - 11:53 am

Watch Bonnie “Prince” Billy Rework “Black Captain” For Greenpeace Activist Peter Willcox

The 30-person crew of Greenpeace's boat the Arctic Sunrise was detained by the Russian government on piracy charges in September after they attempted to protest…
Chris DeVille | November 26, 2013 - 10:12 am
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