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BILL CALLAHAN

Apocalypse

Drag City

$32.00

Those looking for a logical musical follow-up to Bill Callahan's surprisingly accessible Sometimes I Wish I Were an Eagle from 2009 might scratch their heads at the sound on Apocalypse. The musical reference point in his catalog is, perhaps, A River Ain't Too Much to Love, under the Smog moniker. It's not that this recording resembles that one musically, so much as it employs outsider takes on American roots traditions to get its seven songs across. Apocalypse is a song cycle that places the usually extremely inward-looking Callahan in the unlikely role of observer and interpreter of various American myths; myths both externally held and culturally self-referential, that inform the interior world of the protagonist. Recorded and mixed in Texas and adorned by Paul Ryan's iconic painting Apocalypse at Mule Ears Peak, Big Bend National Park in West Texas, the album portrays America in all its complexity from the vantage point of an empathic yet wryly humorous narrator. All Music Guide

ITEM DETAILS:
Artist: Bill Callahan
Title: Apocalypse
Label: Drag City
Cat #: DC450
Year: 2011
Format: Vinyl LP

TRACK LIST:

Drover
Baby's Breath
America!
Universal Applicant
Riding For The Feeling
Free's
One Fine Morning


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