January 99 saw the release of the first full length album by Our
Will using the name "Bonnie Prince Billie" Album title
is "I see a darkness", details as below, thanks to The
I See A Darkness by Bonnie Prince Billie
A Minor Place
Nomadic Revery (All Around)
I See A Darkness
Another Day Full Of Dread
Death To Everyone
Song For The New Breed
Today I Was An Evil One
Raining In Darling
Palace Records 22 Domino WIGCD59P (promo)
News Since Joya - (updated November 98)
Palace Records Homepage!!
Will Oldham is now releasing
material under the name "Bonnie Prince Billie. Information
about the two releases below comes from The
More Frequently Updated Will Oldham Discography
1998 7" Bonnie Prince
Billie, by Will Oldham & friends,
Limited edition tour single (Italian tour spring 1998)
I Am Drinking Again,
Dreaming My Dreams
Domino, Rug 67cd1998 12"/CDs
1998 7" Black
by Bonnie Brince
No Such As
What I Want,
7"?? by Bonnie Prince Billie
, A single of Will
doing covers of two Kevin Loyne's songs. A 1000 limited
edition. LowFly Records
Music", a four song EP from Spanish Labels Acuarela / Ovni
came out and featured Mick Turner and Jim White from the Dirty 3.
D3 violinist Warren Ellis did not make the recordings apparently
due to passport trouble.
Will toured Australia and New Zealand in January with the all
star line up of Liam Hayes, aka Plush, on keys and also Mick and
Jim once again from the D3. The Dirty 3 seem to be touring the US
about the same time as a supposed Will tour, so another teaming
up could be a probable maybe?
Will Oldham covers Louisville artist David Allan Coe. (In My Mind
was played live a lot during the Australian tour, and was awesome).
"OLDHAM, WILL / RISING SHOTGUN In My Mind b/w Spotlight 7"
(Palace) $3.20 Two David Allan Coe covers, recorded down in Louisville."
Drag City, www.dragcity.com have a special web-only cdsingle from
Will Oldhams recent Italian tour. Under the title, "Bonnie
Prince Billy", will delivers a great original "I am drinking
again", and a suprising cover. Good to see Drag City at least
have half a website up nowadays :)
Audio samples from these new releases and video from Will's recent
Australian tour will be up by the end of May. Please, anyone who
has news, dont forget to email me firstname.lastname@example.org,
it gets boring trying to keep track of this stuff.
Joya is Out
The new Will Oldham album is starting to turn up in record stores
around the globe, you can view a scan
of the sleeve here
Early copies of the CD also come with a 3 song bonus CD, there
is a realaudio sample of one of these songs, "Joya", in the images/audio
New Will Oldham EP
As well as the "Little Joya" bonus e.p that will come with early
copies of the new album, there also appears to be an entirely new
EP, rumoured to feature members of the Dirty 3 as Will's backing
Here are some details and a contact address....
OVNI Records, in colaboration with ACUARELA Records, has released
a new cdsingle from WILL OLHAM/PALACE and produced by Steve Albini,
called "Western music".
This record contains four exclusive songs not included in "Joya"
album: "Three photographs", "Jump in Jump in Come in Come in", "Always
Bathing in the Evening", and "Western song for J.LL.", everything
sounds endearing, elegant and uplifting.
The CD will be available via Drag City as usual, or from the following
addresses in Spain:
email: rafael (email@example.com)
The Green U.F.O.s/OVNI Records.
P.O. Box 220,
41500-Alcalá de Guadaíra, Sevilla, Spain.
Tel & Fax: 00-345-5683412.
NEW WILL OLDHAM ALBUM TO BE RELEASED ON DRAG CITY, OCTOBER 27.
Will's first album since dropping the Palace title is finally
Its to be called "Joya", it seems.
Here's some info from the Spunk magazine www site:
"With his Palace boarded up, Will Oldham goes under his own name
on the new full length record titled "Joya".
Less intense than many Palace releases, yet equally as engrossing,
"Joya" is Will at his smoothest. Some tracks are almost VU-like
in their relaxed groove.
Track list: O Let It Be
Under What Was Opression
Open Your Heart
Be Still and Know God (Don't be Shy)
I am Still What I Meant to Be
Bolden Boile Boy
Idea and Deed
"Joya" will be released in early October on Drag City."
Will appears on the seconds volume of "Sounds of the Geographically
Challenged", playing alongside Dave Pajo from Toroise/Slint/Ariel
M. It is seductive, dark electronic excursion under the alias "Continental
OP". This collaboration was designed around this series and is only
available through this series. It will be released on October 21,
1997. Other bands on this volume include Songs: Ohia, Nero, and drona
parva. Each volume is limited to 1,000 copies, numbered. They will
never be repressed.
(note: Volume 2, the one with Will and Dave Pajo (and Songs:Ohia)
on it has sold out, if you see a copy that still happens to be in
a record store, for god's sake buy it and send it to me!)
Each volume is $6 in the US,
Email Jeremy de Vine
(firstname.lastname@example.org) for the availability of other
Volumes in the series.
|The much awaited palace acdc
tribute seems actually to exist now, as spotted in the
latest Ajax update:
PALACE / ZENI GEVA: Big Balls b/w
Let There Be Rock 7" (skin graft) $5.00 9 >
the split 7" is vol2 in skin
graft's ac/dc tribute series (see somewhere below for
for the availability of other Volumes in the series.
The much awaited palace acdc tribute seems actually to exist now,
as spotted in the latest Ajax update:
/ ZENI GEVA: Big Balls b/w Let There Be Rock 7" (skin graft)
$5.00 9 > there also seems to be news of an alternative press
7" of the risen lord, if anyone can verify this please let
me know. and remember, if you know something,mail me.
will oldham is touring australia in january 98, presented by spunk magazine, rumour
has it he will be backed by the dirty 3.
the broken giant was shown in austin texas on the 12th of march for
the south by southwest film festival. apparently it was quite amazing
and the music will contributed was a factor.
mr. oldham will appear on a split 7" with brett from palace records
hard core band Fading Out under the name rising shotgun. both songs
are covers of songs by country songwriter david alan coe...
the Lost Blues and Other Songs singles collection and Will Oldham
"Patience"/"Take However Long You Want" 7" are now out. the 7" is
unbelievable. it's the most sparse he's been, just two folk songs
with an acoustic guitar and nothing else. there is no name on the
7" sleeve at all...
remixxlogist Kevin Martin has done a remix of "More Brother Rides".
the "stranger remix" entitled "More Brother Dub" can be found on the
Organized Sound compilation available through Jazz Fudge...