7-inch Series, part 729 – Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & Mariee Sioux

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & Mariee Sioux – Bonnie & Mariee
label: Spiritual Pajamas
year: 2012
side a: Not Mocked
side b: Bird Child
side a: Loveskulls
side b: Mad Mad Me

7" Series 729: Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Mariee Sioux - Bonnie & Mariee

I love it when labels take care of their releases. A double 7″ in a gatefold sleeve, now that’s beautiful. This one on the fantastic Spiritual Pajamas imprint features two originals, Will Oldham‘s “Not Mocked” and Mariee Sioux’s “Loveskulls”, and two covers, “Bird Child”, originally by Oldham’s brother Ned’s band The Anomoanon (Spotify link), and “Mad Mad Me”, orignally by Wendy Waldman (YT).

Apparently, two more covers were recorded during the session for this release, which involved a band with rather a stellar line-up featuring Paz (A Perfect Circle, Zwan, The Entrance Band), Nate Walcott (Bright Eyes), Jonathan Wilson, Farmer Dave Scher (Beachwood Sparks, Jenny Lewis), Derek James (The Entrance Band), Dave Brennen (Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions) and Emmett Kelly (The Cairo Gang). I’d love to hear those.