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NPR Music Streams James Elkington's Wintres Woma + Noisey Premieres the "Sister of Mine" Video.

NPR Music Streams James Elkington’s Wintres Woma + Noisey Premieres the “Sister of Mine” Video.

Songwriter and guitarist James Elkington releases his debut solo record Wintres Woma next Friday, June 30th. The album is now available to stream via NPR Music’s “First Listen.” Additionally, the “guitar king” (The FADER) is excited to present the Timothy J. Harris directed music video for “Sister of Mine.” Elkington spoke to Noisey about the track, Caligula’s sister, and togas.

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Bonnie "Prince" Billy & Nathan Salsburg EP Now Available Direct & Digitally (& More Good News.)

Bonnie “Prince” Billy & Nathan Salsburg EP Now Available Direct & Digitally (& More Good News.)

Rejoice! Our most recent Record Store Day release, the Untitled 7″ EP by Bonnie “Prince” Billy and Nathan Salsburg, is now available for direct order, and digitally. Once the remainder of this limited edition of 2000 45rpm 7″ EPs has floated down the creek, it’s gone for good, so order yours today. Fans of Sals and Bonnie will likewise want to check out James Elkington’s brilliant LP.

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Spotify Playlists from the PoB Family.

Spotify Playlists from the PoB Family.

Attention friends! We have three excellent new entries into the pantheon of Paradise of Bachelors Spotify playlists: “Spring Shadows: Sounds and scenes for unpacking in the rain” by Nathan Bowles, “Nigel on the letter B”, by Nigel Chapman of Nap Eyes, and “Summer’s Hear: Songs & Tunes of Heat & Delight,” by none other than Jake Xerxes Fussell. Follow us on Spotify so you can stay updated on new PoB singles, artist playlists, and more.

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PoB at the Moogfest Record Fair.

PoB at the Moogfest Record Fair.

Hey denizens of Moogfest: We’ll be at Fullsteam Brewery slinging records and other PoB merchandise, and drinking beer, on the afternoon of Saturday, May 20 from 12pm–4pm. The event is free and open to the public–no wristband required! See y’all there?

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Nap Eyes Share "Roll It" Video Ahead of Tour with Car Seat Headrest.

Nap Eyes Share “Roll It” Video Ahead of Tour with Car Seat Headrest.

The Nap Eyes puppets are back! Take another trip through the microscope to the absurd inverted world of mad scientist Nigel and gang in the new video for “Roll It,” off Thought Rock Fish Scale, a sequel to the “Click Clack” video. The band is about to hit the road with Car Seat Headrest—check out the full US/CA tour dates herein.

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Mind Over Mirrors Announces Bellowing Sun Performance at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

Mind Over Mirrors Announces Bellowing Sun Performance at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

In April 2018 Mind Over Mirrors will take up residency at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago to premiere their major new piece Bellowing Sun, featuring a large interactive kinetic sculpture and expressly commissioned by the MCA. PoB will release the accompanying studio recording.

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NPR Music Premieres James Elkington's "Wading the Vapors."

NPR Music Premieres James Elkington’s “Wading the Vapors.”

After presenting debut single “Make It Up,” the artist The FADER has dubbed the “guitar king” now shares “Wading The Vapors” (feat. Tomeka Reid), a track that recounts one of those memories so distant that it has ceased to feel like it really happened. NPR: “Elkington finds the space between fire and smoke, tangling complex fingerpicking into quiet, glowing melodies.” Says James: “The village I come from is mostly hills and pubs…

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Watch Michael Chapman on Later ... with Jools Holland.

Watch Michael Chapman on Later … with Jools Holland.

Ladies and gentlemen, here is Mr. Michael Chapman performing “Sometimes You Just Drive” on Later … with Jools Holland on BBC Two last night, on the same episode as Christine McVie, Valerie June, and Ed Sheeran. We are so proud of Michael and this moving performance.

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Preorder James Elkington's Wintres Woma + Watch the Video for "Make It Up."

Preorder James Elkington’s Wintres Woma + Watch the Video for “Make It Up.”

Drawing from British folk, avant-rock, and jazz traditions alike, Wintres Woma—Old English for “the sound of winter”—is Elkington’s debut solo record, but you’ve likely heard his masterful work with Jeff Tweedy, Richard Thompson, Steve Gunn, Michael Chapman, & Joan Shelley. Watch the video for “Make It Up” via The Fader, who call him “the guitar king … already a visionary in his own right.”

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James Elkington: Wintres Woma (PoB-034)

James Elkington: Wintres Woma (PoB-034)

Drawing from British folk, avant-rock, and jazz traditions alike, Wintres Woma—Old English for “the sound of winter”—is James Elkington’s debut solo record, but you’ve likely heard his masterful guitar playing and arranging with Jeff Tweedy, Richard Thompson, Steve Gunn, Michael Chapman, and Joan Shelley, to name just a few of his many enthusiastic admirers. His assured album, recorded at Wilco’s Loft, is baroquely detailed and beautifully constructed, featuring both his baritone vocals and some of Chicago’s finest musicians, including Tomeka Reid.

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Terry Allen Premieres "Stroll" for Our First 100 Days.

Terry Allen Premieres “Stroll” for Our First 100 Days.

Our friends at the Secretly Group are assembling a 100-track compilation to benefit a variety of organizations involved in the resistance against the oppressive political regime in the U.S. Today, for Day 89, Terry Allen has premiered “Stroll,” an appropriately apocalyptic (and discomfitingly calm) solo song recorded during the Bottom of the World sessions, and the first new music Terry has released since 2013. “Screaming from zombie horror movies … fades.”

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Michael Chapman on Later ... with Jools Holland.

Michael Chapman on Later … with Jools Holland.

Tomorrow, April 18, at 10pm GMT/5pm EST, the legendary Michael Chapman will appear for the first time ever on Later … with Jools Holland on BBC 2. He will likely play some material from his critically acclaimed new album 50, produced by acolyte (and spring tour mate) Steve Gunn. He will be joined on the program by Valerie June and another guitar guy called Ed Sheeran… a rather motley crew. Tune in.

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