It seems like it’s hard to go a week without finding some news on Will Oldham. But, just like all Oldham news past, this latest development is just as exciting. This fall, Will and his two brothers Ned and Paul are releasing an EP of original tunes…sure to delight, of course. I know by this point you might think that I have some mp3’s to share with you…but like usual, I’ll have to disappoint. But! I do have the incredible artwork for the project, as well as a video to wet the appetites for all things Oldham.
From the artist, Kevin E. Taylor:
“I recently finished the artwork for an upcoming Oldham Brothers EP release due out sometime in the fall. The brothers wanted to give a nod to Francisco Goya’s etching series, “Los Caprichos“. I really liked the idea, since I’ve always observed some similarity (if I may be so bold) in theme, subject matter, and general darkness amongst our images. Presumably, it’s a Spanish release, so I’m not sure about availability as of yet, but if you’re a fan like me, you’ll track it down. I’m really honored and excited to have the opportunity to work with the Brothers, as I’m most certain that they embody some of the finest song writing happening today.”
Also, in other exciting news, Drag City is going to be releasing Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy’s classic album I See a Darkness as well as Palace Music’s 1995 album Viva Last Blues. ON VINYL. Keep your eyes on the Drag City website for release info!