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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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James Elkington in Paradise.

James Elkington in Paradise.

We’re excited to welcome to PoB Mr. James Elkington, whose masterful guitar playing and arranging you’ve certainly heard, even if you didn’t realize it. An inveterate collaborator, Jim has been the other guitarist in Steve Gunn’s band since Way Out Weather. He has also toured and/or recorded with Michael Chapman (on 50), Nathan Salsburg (on Ambsace), Jeff Tweedy, Richard Thompson, Joan Shelley, Tortoise, and Brokeback, just to name some of his many enthusiastic admirers. Stay tuned for details on his debut solo album, and catch him onstage this week with Jake Xerxes Fussell and Wilco.

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Mind Over Mirrors: Undying Color Release Day + Our First 100 Days.

Mind Over Mirrors: Undying Color Release Day + Our First 100 Days.

If you require a mind-expanding tonic to our national spell of ignorant, truculent insanity, the new Mind Over Mirrors album Undying Color is available today in your favorite record shops and online merchants, digital and physical alike. Listen, read critical acclaim for the album, learn about Secretly Group’s Our First 100 Days Project, and catch up on current and upcoming PoB tours.

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The Guardian Features PoB & Friends.

The Guardian Features PoB & Friends.

Many thanks to Laura Snapes and The Guardian for this thoughtful piece on “Cosmic Americana,” which includes comments from, and about, PoB pals and collaborators like The Weather Station, Nathan Bowles, Steve Gunn, Hiss Golden Messenger, William Tyler, Chris Forsyth, Joan Shelley, Nathan Salsburg, Ryley Walker, and uh, us too. And of course, always, Jack Rose.

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Goodbye, Goat; Hello, Monkey.

Goodbye, Goat; Hello, Monkey.

2015 (Year of the Goat) in all its splendor and magnificence is out the door, and 2016 (Year of the Monkey) is right around the corner. Seems only appropriate to reflect on things that were, round-up some additional year end list recognition, and propel us into this next age with some upcoming tour dates.

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Year-End Recognition for The Weather Station, Promised Land Sound, Nap Eyes, + James Elkington & Nathan Salsburg.

Year-End Recognition for The Weather Station, Promised Land Sound, Nap Eyes, + James Elkington & Nathan Salsburg.

‘Tis the season for lists; here’s a foretaste of what’s to come. The Weather Station ranks as Uncut’s overall #16, and Editor John Mulvey selects it as his #3, along with James Elkington & Nathan Salsburg at #58 and Promised Land Sound at #95. American Songwriter honors Promised Land Sound at #39 on their list.

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Happy Release Day to James & Nathan + PoB in The New Yorker.

Happy Release Day to James & Nathan + PoB in The New Yorker.

Hot dice! Happy release day our friends James Elkington and Nathan Salsburg. In other news, we’re so flattered to be consulted and quoted in our friend Amanda Petrusich’s brilliant essay for The New Yorker on how record reissue culture reconfigures time. Check it out!

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Stream James Elkington & Nathan Salsburg's Ambsace in Full.

Stream James Elkington & Nathan Salsburg’s Ambsace in Full.

In advance of the September 18 release, stream the entirety of Ambsace and read Stereogum’s praises. It sounds like the end of summer. Plus, Richard Thompson–yes, that Richard Thompson–has some very nice things to say about James Elkington.

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James Elkington & Nathan Salsburg Cover The Smith's "Reel Around the Fountain" + Announce Tour Dates with Steve Gunn.

James Elkington & Nathan Salsburg Cover The Smith’s “Reel Around the Fountain” + Announce Tour Dates with Steve Gunn.

Thanks to Stereogum for premiering “Reel Around the Fountain,” James and Nathan’s gorgeous, transformative Smiths cover. Read their thoughts on Johnny Marr, and check out October tour dates with Steve Gunn.

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NPR Premieres James Elkington & Nathan Salsburg's "Great Big God of Hands."

NPR Premieres James Elkington & Nathan Salsburg’s “Great Big God of Hands.”

After sharing Ambsace opening song “Up of Stairs,” Elkington and Salsburg now offer up “Great Big God Of Hands” (named in honor of Nimrod Workman), debuted today via NPR Music, who describe the record as “playfully complex guitar work that sounds as if it was tossed off in an afternoon of whiskey and laughs.”

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Pre-order James Elkington & Nathan Salsburg's Ambsace.

Pre-order James Elkington & Nathan Salsburg’s Ambsace.

The second album of astonishing duets by guitarists James Elkington (who has toured and/or recorded with Jeff Tweedy, Richard Thompson, and Steve Gunn, among others) and Nathan Salsburg (accompanist to Joan Shelley and an accomplished soloist deemed by NPR “one of those names we’ll all associate with American folk guitar”) is a sublime suite of nimble, filigreed compositions by two singular stylists. Stream “Up of Stairs” via Paste and pre-order today.

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James Elkington & Nathan Salsburg: Ambsace (PoB-021)

James Elkington & Nathan Salsburg: Ambsace (PoB-021)

The second album of astonishing duets by guitarists James Elkington (who has toured and/or recorded with Jeff Tweedy, Richard Thompson, and Steve Gunn, among others) and Nathan Salsburg (an accomplished soloist deemed by NPR “one of those names we’ll all associate with American folk guitar”) is a sublime suite of nimble, filigreed compositions by two singular stylists. (ON SALE)

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