Bonnie “Prince” Billy & the Phantom Family Halo: I Want Love to Eat My Mind

 

It’s a simple equation: for instant creepy backwoods elegance, just add Will Oldham (a.k.a. Bonnie “Prince” Billy). Oldham has found a worthy collaborator in Phantom Family Halo helmer Dominic Cipolla. On their 4-song EP, The Mindeater, Cipolla and the Phantom Family Halo construct huge, echoing warehouse chambers of sound for Oldham’s voice to travel in and out of, creating music that is simultaneously ethereal and dark.

Check out the outstanding title track.

 

 

The Mindeater CD (a limited-edition vinyl version was released in May) will be available September 27, which is also the day the Phantom Family Halo begin a tour with Bonnie “Prince” Billy down in Nelsonville, Ohio.

Tue Sep 27 – Nelsonville OH – Stuart’s Opera House
Wed Sep 28 – York PA – Capitol Theater
Sun Oct 02 – Alexandria VA – The Birchmere
Tue Oct 04 – Knoxville TN – Bijou Theatre
Wed Oct 05 – Marshall NC – Marshall High Studios
Thu Oct 06 – Wilmington NC – The Soapbox
Sun Oct 09 – Louisville KY – The Clifton Center

Bonnie “Prince” Billy & the Phantom Family Halo Official Website

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Bits: Greg fucking Dulli, Alan Lomax Archive, Grinderman, Futurebirds, Bonnie “Prince” Billy & Cheyenne Mize

  • The big freaking news for me personally this week is Greg fucking Dulli’s (in my world, this is his actual, legal name) first solo tour. “An Evening with Greg Dulli” will be making the rounds in the U.S. and Europe in October and November. Afghan Whigs songs are promised, as are brand new Twilight Singers tunes.
  • The Alan Lomax Archive now has a YouTube Channel with footage of R.L. Burnside, Sam Chatmon and more.
  • Our friends at Buddyhead have a new Grinderman song for you, “Heathen Child”, along with the scary and possibly not-safe-for-work cover art.
  • The charming Futurebirds release Hampton Lullaby today, and you can take a listen at Spinner.
  • Bonnie “Prince” Billy and Cheyenne Mize have released a sweet and mellow EP of covers called Among the Gold. You can listen here and download here.

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Bits: Beastie Boys gearing up, new Teenage Fanclub album, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy is everywhere, A.V. Club Undercover, Gorillaz + Jones & Simonon

Bits: mr. Gnome EP, Wayne Coyne is a model citizen, new Bonnie Prince Billy Daytrotter session, new Bob Pollard, Hell and Half of Georgia’s first show