Bill Callahan | Heaven Help the Child (Video)

A video for Bill Callahan’s mesmerizing cover of Mickey Newbury’s 1973 song, “Heaven Help the Child”, from the split 7-inch single out now on Drag City. Callahan’s video is all in black-and-white — featuring images of Callahan singing, transposed over a tree and the leaves of a plant. — David D. Robbins Jr. Advertisements

BILL CALLAHAN | Apocalypse

By David D. Robbins Jr. | Their Bated Breath Bill Callahan “Apocalypse” Out now via Drag City Music is often a sign of the times. It says something profound about the state of the world when some of 2011’s most well-respected musicians turn their gifts toward describing that indeterminable feeling one gets when humanity seems…

BILL CALLAHAN | Baby’s Breath

Bill Callahan has a new record coming out, “Apocalypse”, on April 19 via Drag City. Right now you can listen to and download the first single off the album, “Baby’s Breath” at the label website. It’s a beauty. It’s a Western journey through the desert, with bluesy guitar trailed by Callahan’s deep vocals about trying…

BILL CALLAHAN | Apocalypse

Bill Callahan (aka Smog) will release his new album “Apocalypse” on April 19 via Drag City, in digital, LP and CD format. It’s Callahan’s first full-length in-studio follow-up since 2009’s “Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle”. (In 2010, he released a live album, “Rough Travel for a Rare Thing”.) Different than most PR e-mails,…

A WARM ABYSS | Bill Callahan

BETTER WITH AGE: Bill Callahan, aka Smog, is following up 2009’s  “Sometimes I Wish I Were an Eagle” with a live recording of 11 older songs called “Rough Travel For a Rare Thing”. Callahan has always had a way with words, and this sparse album is a reminder of just what a good songwriter he…