Bill Callahan - 'Dream River'

Bill Callahan - 'Dream River'

Bill Callahan’s a charmer. “ You looked like worldwide Armageddon/While you slept ” he croons on ‘Javelin Unlanding’, before requesting his lover not perish “ just yet/and leave me alone on this journey round the sun ”. Callahan’s...

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Bill Callahan - 'Heaven Help The Child'

Bill Callahan - 'Heaven Help The Child'

A 1973 ballad by Under Appreciated Genius Mickey Newbury gets a single release as part of an ongoing reissue campaign. The cover on the B-side comes courtesy of Smog’s Bill Callahan, who makes a decent fist of giving Newbury’s soft country...

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Bill Callahan - 'So Long, Marianne' (Leonard Cohen cover)

Bill Callahan - 'So Long, Marianne' (Leonard...

On this cover, Billy C turns the lo-fi clang and muted timbre of the original into a warmly heroic celebration. Replete with pedal steel and a rare, bold optimism in Bill’s low tones, it’s a fitting tribute from one great artist to another....

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