Since The Letting Go, Will Oldham has released a couple EPs and entire album on the low. It's all been good, but nothing has approached the singular, desolate mood that The Letting Go so bravely tackled. "Beware Your Only Friend," from Beware (out March 17th on Drag City), goes in the opposite direction with a full, fleshed out arrangement and some actual joy nestled in among the strings and backing vocals and Oldham's comfortingly weary voice. The Letting Go was THE album of Winter '06 for us, and we're pretty sure Beware is going to dominate summer evenings in 2009 and beyond. So you don't lose the album on your hard drive like two months after it comes out, pre-order a real life physical copy here.
Bonnie "Prince" Billy, "Beware Your Only Friend" (Via You Ain't No Picasso)