Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Angel Olsen, Emmett Kelly (of the Cairo Gang), Ben Boye, Van Campbell, and Danny Kiely have joined forces to create a supergroup tribute to the Mekons. The group has covered Mekons songs live in the past. Now, the group has officially produced a live album of those covers under the name Chivalrous Amoekons.
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy is known for his blunt, DIY punk aesthetic. Throughout his storied discography, he is known for changing the name of the band he plays with every time he releases a record if there are different members. Regarding this, he said,
“Well, I guess the idea is that when you have a name of a group or an artist, then you expect that the next record, if it has the same name, should be the same group of people playing on it. And I just thought we were making a different kind of record each time, with different people, and different themes, and different sounds. So I thought it was important to call it something different so that people would be aware of the differences.”
BPB’s storied musical versatility contains hints of country, Americana, indie rock, punk, post-punk, and folk. In total, he has released nineteen studio-length albums.
Fanatic Voyage Track Listing
01. The Curse
02. Love Letter
03. Big Zombie
04. Powers & Horror
05. (Sometimes I Feel Like) Fletcher Christian
06. Thee Olde Trip to Jerusalem
07. I Am Crazy
08. Last Dance
09. Fantastic Voyage
11. One x One
If you want to see Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy live, tour information can be found here.