Posts Tagged ‘Bonnie Prince Billy’

Started in conjunction with Secretly Group and 30 Songs, 30 Days, Our First 100 Days aims to raise funds for organizations supporting causes that are currently under threat by the Trump administration. We’ve already featured a few songs from the project, which has raised over $80,000 so far.

For their contribution, Courtney Marie Andrews and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy have collaborated on a cover of I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free.

I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free is an amazing gospel tune that the incomparable Nina Simone covered and it became an important song for the civil rights movement in the 60s. A lot of these issues are still relevant today and I wanted to sing a song that had a palpable voice for those issues. I’ll never know what it was like to walk the rocky path that Nina did, but her power and unyielding strength was and is something to aspire to. “ – Courtney Marie Andrews.

We figured to make a song that would keep folks’ minds, tongues and fingers in motion. James Baldwin: ‘This is not the land of the free. It is only very unwillingly and sporadically the home of the brave.’” – Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy.

Sold in a subscription format for a minimum contribution of $30, fans receive one song per day across the first 100 days of Trump’s presidency. All profits from Our First 100 Days will benefit organisations that stand in opposition to a Trump presidency: All Above All, Cosecha, Hoosier Action, People’s Climate Movement, and Southerners On New Ground.

Listen below. Visit the Bandcamp page here.

 

This week our round up includes a brilliantly angry and frustrated single from Swedish sisters First Aid Kit for International Women’s Day, another track from the prolific Ty Segall’s upcoming EP, the first taste from Bonnie Prince Billy’s Merle Haggard covers record with a version of the classic Mama Tried.

This week’s offering from the Our First 100 Days Project comes from Self Esteem (none other than Mikal Cronin and Kim Gordon), and there is some woozy, easy-going psychedelia from Moon Duo, and the title track from Woods’ new mini-LP Love Is Love. finishing up with cracking new singles from Black HoneyChastity Belt and the punky Dream Wife.

Over to you…

  1. First Aid Kit – You Are The Problem Here
  2. Ty Segall – Black Magick
  3. Bonnie Prince Billy – Mama Tried  (Merle Haggard cover)
  4. Woods – Love Is Love
  5. Moon Duo – Lost In Light
  6. Self Esteem – War / Golden God (Demo)
  7. Chastity Belt – Different Now
  8. Black Honey – Somebody Better
  9. Dream Wife – Somebody

 

 

 


<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/205447487″>Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Mama Tried – 360 version</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/evenardt”>evenardt</a&gt; on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

best of the week

After a week away, we’re back with eight tracks selected from the past week and covering everything from hardcore to goth-pop by way of some shoegaze and a classic cover.

Enjoy.

  1. Hooded Fang – Dead Battery
  2. M. Ward – Time Won’t Wait
  3. Bonnie Prince Billy & Friends – Rubin & Cherise (Grateful Dead cover)
  4. Joana Serrat featuring Neil Halstead – Cloudy Heart
  5. The Don Darlings – Speed Of Light
  6. Local Natives – Past Lives
  7. Cat’s Eyes – Be Careful Where You Park Your Car
  8. Haybaby – What It Is

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refugee

Refugee (out digitally on June 3rd through Brainfog) is a  collaborative recording project which reflects, through song, the issue of the refugee crisis in its many forms, from Syria and beyond. It’s been curated by Scottish folk artist Robin Adams, who called on his close friends and musical colleagues from around the world to contribute to the project.

Each track is an unreleased original song, from the likes of Richard Dawson, Bonnie Prince Billy, Linda Thompson, Alasdair Roberts, Dana Falconberry, BMX Bandits and many more.

The first track to be shared is Most People, the contribution from Bonnie Prince Billy. Listen to the single below. Pre-order the album here.

 

Here we go, a new year and no less than nine new songs including welcome returns for Dr. Dog, Richmond Fontaine, The Dandy Warhols, Wintersleep, Steve Mason, and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy amongst others.

  1. Dr.Dog – Bring My Baby Back
  2. Richmond Fontaine – Wake Up Ray
  3. Savages – Adore
  4. Wintersleep – Amerika
  5. The Dandy Warhols – You Are Killing Me
  6. Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Rich Wife Full Of Happiness
  7. Basia Bulat – Infamous
  8. Pop 1280 – Chromidia
  9. Steve Mason – Planet Sizes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You know the drill. Our weekly gathering of new songs released this week.

1. Best Coast – Feeling OK
2. Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Gloria
3. Rose Windows – Strip Mall Babylon
4. Wolf Alice – Bros
5. Susanna – Who By Fire (Leonard Cohen cover)
6. Spray Paint – Day Of The Rope
7. Iron & Wine / Ben Bridwell – Bulletproof Soul (Sade cover)
8. The Milk Carton Kids – Monterey
9. Girlpool – Before The World Was Big

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MM Shorts 571: Trembling Bells & Bonnie "Prince" Billy

For Record Store Day Trembling Bells and Bonnie “Prince” Billy released a 7″ single together. Titled New Trip on the Old Wine, it was limited to just 500 copies.

As you’d expect the vinyl has long since gone, but you can now stream the A and B sides below, and purchase a digital download of the single, should you so wish, from the Trembling Bells website here.

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1. Old Crow Medicine Show – Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer
2. Kult Country – Trembling Moon
3. Dust From 1000 Yrs – Party Song
4. Bonnie “Prince” Billy & The Cairo Gang – We Love Our Hole
5. Beach Day – All My Friends Were Punks

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The River Has Many Voices Covers Bonne Prince Billy

We have posted before about Matthew Payne, aka The River Has Many Voices who lives and writes in the Texas Hill Country around Austin, TX.

A Southern Appalachian musician by birth, his influences range from Raymond Carver, T.S. Eliot, J.D. Salinger via Vincent Van Gogh and Jackson Pollock to Townes Van Zandt, Bob Dylan and the great American blues artists.

Appropriate then that he should offer up this rather special cover of one of our favourite Bonnie “Prince” Billy tunes, the sublime You Will Miss Me When I Burn as part of Slowcoustic’s latest covers project, the excellent Songs of Will Oldham.

Download/have a listen..then go get the rest from Slowcoustic!

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Anti Valentine's Day mix

You know the score. MM is a blog that (musically) tends to favour the seedier side of life – murder ballads, heartbreak, despair, stories of the downtrodden, the down-on-their-luck, and the downhearted – you know the kind of things we mean. Ours is a world of lonely beer and whiskey chasers nursed in the back booths of dead-end bars, of crack-whores turning tricks in trailers while their children listen on from the next room, and of purposeless drifters stumbling broke, and broken, through dusty ghost-towns.

Its just the way we like it round these parts.

And frankly, given the last six months of luck that we’ve seen our nearest and dearest suffer, if Cupid were to shoot us with his arrow at the moment it would probably go through our eye and not our heart.

The point of this pointless preamble is to give Cupid the finger, and you the perfect dozen…of misery, sorrow and regret.

Be our guest, pour that whiskey and come wallow for a while.

Download John Prine – Sam Stone mp3MM's Anti Valentine Mix
“Sweet songs never last too long on broken radios”

Download Big Star – Holocaust mp3
“You’re a wasted face. You’re a sad-eyed lie. You’re a holocaust”

Download The Handsome Family – So Much Wine mp3
“But when you fell asleep with blood on your teeth, I got in my car and drove away.”

Download Smog – Your New Friend mp3
And in this chair tonight. I wouldn’t mind if I die. And left you to your new friend.”

Download The Magnetic Fields – 100,000 Fireflies mp3
You won’t be happy with me. But give me one more chance. You won’t be happy anyway”

Download The Smiths – I Know It’s Over mp3
“As I climb into an empty bed. Oh, well, enough said.”MM's Anti Valentine Mix

Download The Pernice Brothers – Chicken Wire mp3
And all the walls will fade to black. Could she be thinking of another?”

Download Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Death To Everyone mp3
Death to all, and death to each, our own God-bottle, s’within reach”

Download The Red House Painters – Katy Song mp3
“Quiet in the corner. Numb and falling through. Without you what does my life amount to?”

Download Jolie Holland – I Wanna Die mp3
Well, I wanna die. I don’t care how, I’m getting out. Down south Louisiana. And the lonesome highway sound.”

Download American Music Club – Blue And Grey Shirt mp3
I sat up all morning so why did you call? Cause now I just sing my songs. For people that are gone from now on”

Download Shellac – Prayer To God mp3
“Him – just fucking kill him, I don’t care if it hurts. Yes I do, I want it to, fucking kill him but first, make him cry like a woman”

MMs Anti valentine Mix