Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Cursed singles

The LP's not even out yet, but Drag City has announced a second single from Bonnie "Prince" Billy's new record The Letting Go, this one for "Cold & Wet". The disc also includes a live version of "The Way", originally from Billy's Master & Everyone album, plus the hook of the single, a cover of Kenny Rogers' "Buried Treasure", and a video of the title track, and will drop in November.

In a move not as unlikely as you might think, DC is also issuing Bert Jansch's new album in October. The legendary British folkie is joined by Otto Hauser and Helena Espvall of Espers, Beth Orton, David Roback, and Devendra Banhart on The Black Swan. Hipsters may remember Jansch from last year's soundtrack to Noah Baumbach's The Squid and the Whale, where three of his tracks were featured alongside the brilliant, unearthed "Holland Tunnel" from Mamas and the Papas' John Phillips.

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