BILL CALLAHAN (Smog) radiates a peculiarly male energy: an unspecified kind of careworn rage, an acute sense of restlessness. As an autobiographer, Callahan is a rogue trader with an unreliable commodity, a conscientious objector to the confessors club that constitutes singer-songwriting.
Every time the singer-songwriter Bill Callahan puts out a record, you want to listen lyrics-first. His words drip out so slowly that you could stone-carve an album’s worth of them without hitting pause. There’s also usually some evolution there. You want to know what new psychoses and vocabulary and levels of intent his characters have taken on: distanced and bratty; sentimental and sociopathic; dry and metaphysical; grateful and generous.
Bill Callahan releases his new album ‘Apocalypse’ on April 19th.
Plus special guest SOPHIA KNAPP
New York based Sophia Knapp’s ethereal voice, made of sky and sea, glides like a falcon then whispers low in your ear like a lover. Her songs are sophisticated and succinct, painting scenes rich with technicolor detail: tales of city living, romance, and magic. This is pop music of our time, blending modern sonic elements with the impact of vocalists like Stevie Nicks, Carly Simon, and Kate Bush. Sophia is currently recording her debut LP, slated for release on Drag City. She is also a member of rock band Cliffie Swan, formerly known as Lights.
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