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Will Oldham as Icky in Wendy and Lucy
Will Oldham

Kelly Reichardt's latest film, "Wendy and Lucy," is 80 minutes long -- it would fit inside Baz Luhrmann's "Australia" twice, with room to spare -- and does not contain a superfluous word or shot. Like "Old Joy" (2006), Ms. Reichardt's modest and critically beloved second feature, "Wendy and Lucy" takes place mainly outdoors and registers the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest with unostentatious affection. [NY Times]
An icky looking Will Oldham plays Icky in the film that is playing now at Film Forum in NYC. Full list of theaters HERE.

When Will Oldham isn't acting, he's making usually-beautiful music - sometimes as Will Oldham, sometimes as Palace, and often as Bonnie Prince Billy. This week a new BPB song became available on iTunes and Amazon. It's a cover of the Yusuf Islam song "One Day At A Time". Consider the song a teaser for the full album of new material being released soon by Drag City & Domino...

On 16 March 2009 Bonnie 'Prince' Billy is to release his new, biggest and most ambitious album 'Beware' on Domino (in the UK).

Joining Bonny deep in the mix of Beware, the roll-call of top players include the band (Josh Abrams, Jennifer Hutt, Emmett Kelly and Michael Zerang) and special guests (Dee Alexander, Leroy Bach, Jim Becker, Robert Cruz, DV DeVincentis, Jon Langford, Greg Leisez, Rob Mazurek, Nicole Mitchell and Azita Youseffi)!

Drag City is still not listing a US release date. You can hear Will play the new song "You Can't Hurt Me Now" live on WNYC. Full album tracklisting below.

Speaking of live, Bonnie Prince Billy has a bunch of shows lined up for 2009 including the just added May 21st show at the legendary Apollo Theater. Tickets go on sale Friday February 6th at 10am.

Like-minded artists Cat Power and M Ward also have shows coming up at the Apollo which is celebrating its 75th anniversary of holding "Amateur Night". Ryan Adams, Antony, and Jenny Lewis all played shows there recently.

All BPB tour dates below...

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