Bill turned in our single favorite set of this year’s SXSW, performing old Smog stuff and new tunes with Joanna Newsom, and we’ve been remiss in not giving you our premature evaluation of Woke On A Whaleheart. So we’ll do it now: it’s one of Stereogum’s faves of ’07 so far. Check “Sycamore,” with an extended note chorus you’ll sing all day. That baritone knows all.
Woke On A Whaleheart is out 4/17 on Drag City.
[Pic from Bill’s set at SXSW ’07.]