An unsuspected announcement came today in the form of a picture posted on We Listen For You’s Instagram page. Bonnie “Prince” Billy, American singer-songwriter, dropped off his new album at Astro Black Records.
The album, apparently, was recorded by Billy himself, which is not unusual for the artist, who has been dubbed an “Appalachian post-punk solipsist” by critics.
The photo (above) appears to represent a cassette tape with all of the songs listed:
01. I heard of a source
02. lessons from stony
03. triumph of will
04. I will be born again
05. make it not an evil mark
06. the spotted pig
07. this is my cocktail
08. bad man
09. ending it all (as I do)
10. royal quiet deluxe
mxdwn.com is reaching out to Bonnie “Prince” Billy’s PR representative for confirmation and additional information about this surprising new album.
UPDATE (8/28): After mxdwn contacted Drag City regarding the legitimacy of the album and if BPB truly hand delivered the album himself, a representative said in response “At the moment we cannot confirm or deny this.”