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Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Angel Olsen & friends releasing Mekons tribute LP this week (song stream)
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Angel Olsen & friends releasing Mekons tribute LP this week (song stream)
The 2012 band Bonnie 'Prince' Billy band -- which had Will Oldham joined by Angel Olsen, plus Ben Boye, Van Campbell, Danny Kiely, and Emmett Kelly of The Cairo Gang -- had done a whole set of Mekons covers on tour, and now they're releasing an album of those covers under the name Chivalrous Amoekons this week.
Mekons frontman Jon Langford releasing ‘Here Be Monsters,’ touring this spring (dates & new track stream)
Mekons frontman Jon Langford releasing ‘Here Be Monsters,’ touring this spring (dates & new track stream)
Mekons frontman Jon Langford will release his new solo album, Here Be Monsters, on April 1 via Bloodshot. Says Langford, "The subtext of the album is maybe the things our civilization thinks of as fixed and immovable might actually be redundant/obsolete/discredited and it's up to us to question and find new rocks to be washed up on...
Obits working on LP #3, list their “Top 10 songs we will do our best not to directly rip off” ++ other news
Obits working on LP #3, list their “Top 10 songs we will do our best not to directly rip off” ++ other news
Like we've done with a lot of bands this year, we asked Brooklyn's Obits for a list of their favorite albums of 2012. Guitarist Sohrab Habibion wrote back saying, "It usually takes some time to figure out if a record is really going to stick with me, so even though I liked what I heard from Beak, Disappears, Oneida, Pontiak, Royal Baths and Zomes, I'll submit my best of 2012 in a few years," and instead said, "since Obits is working on a new record, here are the Top 10 songs we will do our best not to directly rip off...

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