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48 Bands That Took 20 Or More Years Between Albums

What's a legacy to a legend? For some, it's a thing to be actively patrolled: endless tours, obligatory records, the noblesse oblige of the bassist…
Brad Shoup | May 21, 2015 - 11:40 am

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Bill Fay – “Salt Of The Earth”

After going 40 years in between albums, the British folk veteran Bill Fay kept up a relatively steady pace of releases in the 2010s, which…
James Rettig | January 7, 2020 - 10:51 am

Bill Fay – “Love Will Remain”

Bill Fay, the reclusive UK folk music veteran, is not so reclusive anymore. Fay once went more than 40 years without releasing an album, going…
Tom Breihan | December 4, 2019 - 9:13 am

Bill Fay – “Filled With Wonder Once Again” Video

Other than the 2017 one-off "Shame," veteran British folk musician Bill Fay hasn't released any music since 2015's lovely Who Is The Sender? That hiatus…
Chris DeVille | November 12, 2019 - 10:01 am

Bill Fay – “Shame”

The newest track from the Our First 100 Days compilation emphasizes something that many of us are feeling right now: shame. Our First 100 Days
Margaret Farrell | February 2, 2017 - 1:17 pm

Anti-Trump Charity Project Offers 100 New Songs From Artists Like Angel Olsen, Mitski, Toro Y Moi, & Mountain Goats

Our First 100 Days is a charity project that will release one new song per day for the first 100 days of Donald Trump's presidency.
James Rettig | January 13, 2017 - 11:45 am

Stream Bill Fay Who Is The Sender?

Bill Fay's simple, rhetorical question to the universe probes at cosmic significance on Who Is The Sender? It's a record constructed around the strange impulses…
Caitlin White | April 20, 2015 - 10:48 am

Bill Fay – “A Page Incomplete”

Sometimes on Who Is The Sender? it sounds like British singer-songwriter Bill Fay is a kindhearted soothsayer from the future, sent back to us to…
Caitlin White | April 13, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Bill Fay – “Something Else Ahead”

British singer-songwriter Bill Fay recently announced his new album Who Is The Sender? and shared the first song "War Machine." He's followed that one up…
Caitlin White | March 3, 2015 - 4:42 pm

A.C. Newman – “Be Not So Fearful” (Bill Fay Cover)

You wouldn't expect there to be much crossover between grim, violent, zombie-apocalypse scenarios and warm, sprightly power-pop, and yet here we have New Pornographers frontman…
Tom Breihan | March 21, 2014 - 2:04 pm

Bill Fay – “This World” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Last week, the British singer-songwriter Bill Fay broke a 40-year silence and released his new album Life Is People. Califone frontman Tim Rutili directed the…
Tom Breihan | August 27, 2012 - 11:40 am

Bill Fay – “This World” (Feat. Jeff Tweedy) & “Jesus, Etc.” (Wilco Cover)

Next week, the cult-favorite British singer-songwriter Bill Fay returns with Life Is People, his third album overall but his first in 40 years. On the…
Tom Breihan | August 16, 2012 - 2:24 pm

Bill Fay – “Be At Peace With Yourself” Video

After a 40-year absence from the recording studio, the cultishly beloved British singer-songwriter Bill Fay is back with a new LP called Life Is People.
Tom Breihan | July 9, 2012 - 1:23 pm

Bill Fay Life Is People Details

Bill Fay is a British singer-songwriter who got together with a bunch of London jazz session players in the early '70s and released a pair…
Tom Breihan | May 31, 2012 - 2:07 pm