Friday, December 3, 2010

Bonnie "Prince" Billy Debuts New Group: The Babblers

Yet another understated project by the Louisville's own Will Oldham a.k.a. Bonnie "Prince" Billy", The Babblers premeired in Chattanoga earlier this week. The group is doing a small run of shows up the east coast as the openers for Bonnie "Prince" Billy.

The project is certainly departure from Billy's recent work. The group covers songs from Kevin Coyne and Dagmar Kraus' 1979 album Babble. Billy shares vocal responsibilities with Chicago singer Angel Olsen. Billy said in an interview with Chattarati that the album was more Olsen's idea than his but says there are plans to record either in Little Rock, Arkansas or Chicago soon.

Bonnie Prince Billy 2010 Tour Dates:
12/01 – Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
12/02 – Columbia, SC @ The White Mule
12/03 – Charlotte, NC @ The Neighborhood Theatre
12/04 – Durham, NC @ Reynolds Industries Theatre
12/05 – Richmond, VA @ The National
12/08 – New York, NY @ Town Hall

Too bad there's no local date, but there is a curious break between Virginia and New York. Let us know in the comments if any rumors start floating around.

Elsewhere: Check out a remix of a Hot Chip song featuring Bonnie "Prince Billy". There is a video for "I Feel Better" over at

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