"Charity rock....that's not quite right. Charitable rock? Hmmm...anyway, Bonny and Cairo and Ben and Pete and Rachel and Cassie and Peter and Billy and Mark are bringing the message to you with this one, talking about God on both sides. Then they're playing for you and you're giving back to them, and they're giving back to Save Our Gulf (a Waterkeeper Alliance campaign) and The Turtle Hospital. Help maintain the waterways! And they say there is no God...."To quote Drag City, ""There Is No God" b/w "God Is Love" is the new single from Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and features the musical talents of Emmett Kelly, Ben Hall, Pete Cummings, Peter Townsend, Billy Contreras, Cassie Berman and Rachel Korine. The songs were recorded by Mark Nevers and mastered by Paul Oldham. Profits from the sale of these recordings will go to the Save Our Gulf and the Turtle Hospital to support efforts to clean up and maintain waterways and the lives dependent upon them."
Listen to/watch the video for "There Is No God", below.
That one's not out till June 21, 2011 via Drag City. Meanwhile pick up a limited copy of "The Mindeater", "a collaborative project birthed by ever-prolific Drag City recording artist Bonnie "Prince" Billy and Dominic Cipolla, multi-instrumentalist and main brain behind the elusive Phantom Family Halo." It's out now on "on vinyl from Sophomore Lounge. A corresponding CD/digital version will be available from our friends at Partisan Records in summer of 2011."
Bonnie plays Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago tonight (5/23), and then kicks off a free in-store tour of Florida on Wednesday. His other upcoming dates include ATP in NJ at the end of September. All dates are also below...
Bonnie Prince Billy & the Cairo Gang -- 2011 Tour Dates
5/23/11 Jay Pritzker Pavilion Chicago IL 6:30 PM
5/25/11 Revolver Records Penascola FL Free In-Store
5/26/11 Hear Again Music & Movies Gainesville FL Free In-Store
5/27/11 Budget Records Saint Augustine FL Free In-Store
5/28/11 Park Ave CDs Orlando FL Free In-Store
5/29/11 Mojo Books & Music Tampa FL Free In-Store
5/30/11 Radio-Active Records Fort Lauderdale FL Free In-Store
5/31/11 Sweat Records Miami FL Free In-Store
7/22/11 Calgary Folk Festival Calgary Alberta Canada
9/27/11 Stuart's Opera House Nelsonville OH
9/30/11 ATP Asbury Park NJ
10/2/11 The Birchmere Alexandria VA
10/4/11 Bijou Theatre Knoxville TN