Every week, Bill Callahan and Bonnie “Prince” Billy have been teaming up with a fellow Drag City artist to cover a different song from a previous decade. First they covered Cat Stevens’ 1967 track “Blackness Of The Night” with AZITA. Then they did Hank Williams Jr.’s 1979 track “OD’d In Denver” with Will Oldham’s old Superwolf partner Matt Sweeney. And now they’ve enlisted Scottish folk musician Alasdair Roberts to take on ’60s country gospel singer Dave Rich’s “I’ve Made Up My Mind.” Listen and compare it to the original below.
Ever since her breakout project Whack World, a visual album cramming 15 songs into 15 minutes, Tierra Whack has been known for her colorfully surreal music videos as much as her inventive pop-rap hybrids. That continues today with “Dora,” a new Whack track accompanied by a video from director Alex Da Corte, her fellow Philadelphian. […]
Alicia Keys just released her new Alicia album, which occasioned our career-spanning interview. But she’s already back today with a new song that wasn’t on the LP. It’s a duet with Brandi Carlile called “A Beautiful Noise” designed to drive voters to the polls. “I have a voice,” goes the hook. “Started out as a […]
More than a decade ago, the Indiana rap prospect Freddie Gibbs got dropped from Interscope and went on an underground tear, cranking out mixtape after mixtape and developing a huge critical reputation. After that, Gibbs spent a little while on Jeezy’s CTE imprint. But for most of the time since he lost that Interscope deal, […]