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WOLF MOON FEVER

posted July 16th, 2021

After a successful roll up and down California this summer, Matt Sweeney and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy are now set to prowl through select US cities again this fall in support of their sublime new Superwolves album! To bring the LP's songs new and newer life, these 'Wolves add frequent co-conspirator Emmett Kelly to the pack and promise to provide welcome assemblage for all creatures wherever they may roam!

If the simple thought of such magical communion as Matt Sweeney's guitar and Bonnie 'Prince' Billy's voice doesn't instantly... (read more)

Artists in this story: Matt Sweeney & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy

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THE MIDNIGHT SUN IS ALWAYS RISING

posted July 6th, 2021

Yes, the sun is setting - but a new day's already on the horizon, with the latest song from Alasdair Roberts og Völvur! Sung by Völvur’s saxophonist, Marthe Lea, this Norwegian spiritual is an ancient traditional melody, but the band's capacious sense of sound breaths fresh air through the centuries-old song.

Live on tape from their Norwegian homeland, Völvur's solo rendition of their arrangement of "Nu solen går ned" demonstrates their sympathy for the syncretic visions of Alasdair Roberts. It should be noted that ... (read more)

Artists in this story: Alasdair Roberts

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UNION BUSTING WITH ALASDAIR ROBERTS OG VÖLVUR

posted June 16th, 2021

A meetings of minds and cultures well-suited to Alasdair Roberts’ syncretistic nature, The Old Fabled River melds Celtic and Scandinavian intuitions of culture and music.

Responding to the invitation of Norwegian fiddler Hans KjorstadAlasdair made an almost preternatural connection with a group of musicians well-versed in folk, jazz and free-playing. The diverse musical backgrounds deeply inform this collection of Roberts’ originals and Scottish and Norwegian traditional song. Nicking a spiritual conceit off Saint Teresa, "Orison of Union" notes love’s human frailty,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Alasdair Roberts

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WATCH WHAT HAPPENS ON MY SHORE

posted June 7th, 2021

Today, alongside Joan Shelley and Nathan Salsburg, Matt and Bonny present the “Watch What Happens” b/w “Stay On My Shore” digital single. On their rendition of Superwolves’ “Watch What Happens,” Joan and Nathan slip inside the skin of the tune, adapting the original’s noirish air into a thorny folk classicism and communicating the message of self-reliance with equal parts wonder and stoic, wind-strewn beauty, streaming like nature intended from their hands and mouths. For “Stay On My Shore,” Bonny and Matt unfurl one of... (read more)

Artists in this story: Matt Sweeney & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy