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Sep 09, 2020

Bill Callahan released a new album, Gold Record, last week via Drag City. Now he has done a Tiny Desk (Home) Concert for NPR Music, performing four songs remotely from outside his home. More

Aug 24, 2020

The time has finally come: Bill Callahan is releasing his new album, Gold Record, next week via Drag City. For the last two and half months Callahan has released a new track every. Single. Monday. This week, he offers his final gift, the ninth track out of ten: “Ry Cooder.” Listen below. More

Bill Callahan Shares New Song “Cowboy”

Gold Record Due Out September 4 via Drag City

Aug 17, 2020

Last year Bill Callahan released Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest—his first album in six years. Now, he’s got another coming out September 4th: Gold Record, out via Drag City.  And as said in the “Cowboy Commercial”—“Now he’s putting out a song every week on the Internet.” This week we have “Cowboy.” More

Aug 10, 2020

Bill Callahan has been sharing a new song every Monday morning in the run up to the release of his new album, Gold Record—due out September 4 via Drag City—and here’s this week’s selection: “Breakfast.” Callahan and Drag City have partnered with the coffee roasters Four Letter Word for a special coffee blend tied to the song and named after it.  More

Aug 03, 2020

Happy Bill Callahan Monday! For the past few weeks or so the singer/songwriter has released a new track every morning on the first day of the week. And today’s is extra special. We now have “Let’s Move to the Country,” a reimaged cover of a Smog track (Callahan’s old band) from their 1999 LP Knock Knock. But for Callahan’s forthcoming LP Gold Record—due out September 4 via Drag City—we get the gentle musings of just Callahan, giving the song a whole new meaning. More

Jul 27, 2020

Did you mark your calendars? It’s Monday again, which means here comes another Bill Callahan track. This time we’re delivered “The Mackenzies,” the fifth single from Callahan’s forthcoming LP, Gold Record, due out September 4 via Drag City. He’s sharing a different song from the album every Monday up until the release date. More

Bill Callahan Shares New Track “Protest Song”

Gold Record Due Out September 4 via Drag City

Jul 20, 2020

Every Monday, Bill Callahan is releasing a new song from his forthcoming album Gold Record, out September 4 via Drag City. Today’s tune is the bluesy “Protest Song.” Listen to it below.  More

Bill Callahan Shares New Song “35”

Gold Record Due Out September 4 via Drag City

Jul 13, 2020

Bill Callahan is releasing a new album, Gold Record, on September 4 via Drag City. Callahan will be releasing a new single from the album every Monday up until the release date and now he has shared its third single, “35,” in which he sings that he “can’t see myself in the books that I read, these days/Used to be I saw myself on every single page.” More

Bill Callahan Shares “Another Song”

Gold Record Due Out September 4 via Drag City

Jul 06, 2020

Bill Callahan is releasing a new album, Gold Record, on September 4 via Drag City. Callahan will be releasing a new single from the album every Monday up until the release date and now he has shared “Another Song.” More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Sufjan Stevens, This Is the Kit, Bill Callahan, Lonnie Holley, and More

Plus Ganser, Glass Animals, NZCA LINES, Fear of Men, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 03, 2020

Welcome to the 26th Songs of the Week of 2020. Tomorrow is Independence Day here in America, but it’s hard to feel overly patriotic this year with the Trump administration continuing to botch the response to the pandemic and with so much to fix in this country—including systemic racism, police brutality, gun reform, climate change, and wealth inequality, to name just a handful of challenges. More

Bill Callahan Shares New Song “Pigeons”

Gold Record Due Out September 4 via Drag City

Jun 29, 2020

Bill Callahan is releasing a new album, Gold Record, on September 4 via Drag City. It was announced last week and now he has shared the first single from it, “Pigeons.” It humorously opens with Callahan declaring “Hello, I’m Johnny Cash.”  More

Bill Callahan Shares Animated Video for “Call Me Anything”

Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest Out Now via Drag City

Oct 23, 2019

Bill Callahan released a new album, Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest, in June via Drag City. Now he has shared an Arturo Baston-directed animated video for the album's "Call Me Anything." More

Bill Callahan Shares Five New Songs: “Confederate Jasmine,” “Camels,” “Circles,” Etc.

Side Three of Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest, Which is Due Out June 14 via Drag City

Jun 06, 2019

Bill Callahan is releasing a new album, Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest, on June 14 via Drag City. It's his first album in six years, since 2013's Dream River. He's been releasing the album in chunks, one side of the double vinyl version at a time. Now he has shared side three, which is five more new songs from it: "Confederate Jasmine," "Call Me Anything," "Son of the Sea," "Camels," and "Circles." More

Bill Callahan Shares Five New Songs: “747,” “Young Icarus,” “Released,” and More

Side Two of Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest, Which is Due Out June 14 via Drag City

May 30, 2019

Bill Callahan is releasing a new album, Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest, on June 14 via Drag City. It's his first album in six years, since 2013's Dream River. Last week he shared six new songs from it, the entity of side one of the vinyl version of the album. Now he has shared side two, which is five more songs: "747," "Watch Me Get Married," "Young Icarus," "Released," and "What Comes After Certainty." More

8 Best Songs of the Week: Yumi Zouma, Hayden Thorpe, Cate Le Bon, Flying Lotus, and More

Plus Ezra Furman, Cherry Glazerr, Bill Callahan, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

May 24, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. Last week we only had a Top 7 instead of our usual Top 10 and this week it's only a little better with a Top 8. More

Bill Callahan Shares Six New Songs, Including “The Ballad of the Hulk”

Side One of Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest, Which is Due Out June 14 via Drag City

May 23, 2019

Bill Callahan is releasing a new album, Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest, on June 14 via Drag City. It's his first album in six years, since 2013's Dream River. When the album was announced no new songs from it were shared, but now he's more than made up for that, sharing six new songs today. In other words he's shared side one of the vinyl version of the album. The songs include "The Ballad of the Hulk," which references the Marvel Comics superhero and the 1970s TV show.  More

Bill Callahan Announces First New Album in Six Years

Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest Due Out June 14 via Drag City

May 02, 2019

Bill Callahan has announced a new album, Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest, which is his first in six years, since 2013's Dream River. It's due out June 14 via Drag City and features 20 songs. More

Dec 26, 2013

Take a listen as How to Dress Well’s Tom Krell does his best Smog impression. More

Bill Callahan Reveals “Riding for the Feeling” Video

Six Lulling Minutes of Monochromatic Footage

May 11, 2011

Bill Callahan has unveiled the video for Apocalypse standout track "Riding for the Feeling." We have the clip. More



Reviews

Dream River

Dream River

Drag City

Sep 16, 2013

Another odd-numbered year, another Bill Callahan long player. His newest, Dream River, is 40 mellow minutes of the singer in a downtempo, reserved mode. More