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Bonnie “Prince” Billy – There Is No God

“Charity rock….that’s not quite right. Charitable rock? Hmmm…anyway, Bonny and Cairo and Ben and Pete and Rachel and Cassie and Peter and Billy and Mark are bringing the message to you with this one, talking about God on both sides. Then they’re playing for you and you’re giving back to them, and they’re giving back to Save Our Gulf and The Turtle Hospital. Help maintain the waterways! And they say there is no God….”    (Drag City)

Bonnie “Prince” Billy‘s new charity 10″ single “There Is No God” b/w “God Is Love” is due out on June 21st via Drag City, it features Emmett Kelly, Ben Hall, Pete Cummings, Peter Townsend, Billy Contreras, Cassie Berman and Rachel Korine. Recorded by Mark Nevers and mastered by Paul Oldham. Pre-order, here.

And his another “Afternoon” 10″ and Book, a collaborative effort between artist Ashley Macomber (paintings) and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy is due out late summer 2011 via Black Tent Press, recorded with with Danny Kiely, Ben Vandermeer, Mark Hamilton and Doug Paisley, limited Edition of 1000.  It is based upon the adaptation of the poem “l’apres midi d’un faune” written by Stephane Mallarme in 1865.  It was originally put to music by Claude Debussy and popularized in the 1912 ballet, “Afternoon of a Faun” by Nijinsky.