Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Anytime somebody calls their album Apocalypse you can reasonably assume that it's either a metal album or it's going to be a bit of a downer. But in the instance of the latest record from singer-songwriter Bill Callahan it's not really either. It's definitely not metal and it's not really a downer but at the same time it isn't exactly what you'd want to play at your super-happy-American-fun-time-dance-party. This would really be more appropriate for when you decide to become a hermit and move to the woods and live off the land. It kind of feels like a cross between Gil Scott-Heron and Bonnie 'Prince' Billy.
Truth be told, the record company sent me the album for free and I feel a little obligated to mention it on the blog. I'm actually really enjoying it, to be honest. You can take a listen to the first single from the record called "Baby's Breath." Apocalypse is due out April 19th from Drag City. If you like what you hear you can catch Bill Callahan when he plays the Rhythm Room on June 15th.
Bill Callahan - "Baby's Breath" by One Thirty BPM
Bill Callahan - "Baby's Breath"