Bonnie “Prince” Billy, better known—or, at least, also known—as Will Oldham is soon releasing a bluegrass album on his longtime label Drag City. “Death to Everyone,” is not on Funtown Comedown, but is from that same milieu and is being given away as a bonus track. It also has a title that sounds like should sit better on one of the more morbid moments of his beloved Palace, but its Hasidic fiddles sound more like a Southern Bar Mitzvah. In that New Yorker article on Oldham from early this year they talked about him playing by a lake, or everyone going swimming in a lake after. Can’t remember if he jumped in, too, but this sounds like the music they must have recorded before someone plunged.
Bonnie “Prince” Billy, “Death to Everyone” MP3
POSTED November 23, 2009 11:02AM IN MP3 / STREAMS