Matt Sweeney & Bonnie Prince Billy - My Home Is The Sea
Bonnie Prince Billy (aka Will Oldham aka Palace) has teamed up with Matt Sweeney of Chavez and Zwan. In all honesty, I have no clue who Matt Sweeney is, but as a big Will Oldham fan I was excited about this release. It's much different than his recent Bonnie Prince Billy releases. It's not slow (slocore?) like Master and Everyone or a slick Nashville sounding production like Sings Palace Greatest Music. This new album sounds much closer to the dirty, bluesy sound of earlier Palace releases like Viva Last Blues. Oldham is as weird as ever with lines like, "Well I have often said that I would like to be dead/ In a shark's mouth." And I absolutely love it.