Published May 02, 2019Nearly six years on from taking listeners down Dream River, Bill Callahan has announced a new full-length album.
Titled Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest, Callahan's latest arrives June 14 through Drag City. Twenty tracks in length, the record was called a double album by Callahan when he shared the news on Twitter.
According to Drag City, "It's a different kind of record. Bill's now writing from somewhere beyond his Eagle-Apocalypse-River headspace, and Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest is very much its own beast. The songs are, by and large, shorter, and there are more of them. It took almost all of the previous three albums to add up to that many. Plus, twenty's a lot of songs! But again, it goes a lot deeper than that."
Last year, Callahan delivered a Live at Third Man Records album. In 2014, he gave the aforementioned Dream River the dub treatment with remix album Have Fun with God.
Earlier this year, Callahan mapped out a tour of the United States, and you can find dates for here.
Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest is available for pre-order here, and you can check out a teaser clip at the bottom of the page.
Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest:
1. Shepherd's Welcome
2. Black Dog on the Beach
4. The Ballad of the Hulk
6. Morning Is My Godmother
8. Watch Me Get Married
9. Young Icarus
11. What Comes After Certainty
12. Confederate Jasmine
13. Call Me Anything
14. Son of the Sea
17. When We Let Go
18. Lonesome Valley
19. Tugboats and Tumbleweeds
20. The Beast
important announcement in a minute.— Bill Callahan (@BillCallaman) May 2, 2019
i've never had a taco. are they good? how would you say they compare to a burrito? i must try a burrito one of these days too.— Bill Callahan (@BillCallaman) May 2, 2019
double album dropping june 14.— Bill Callahan (@BillCallaman) May 2, 2019