In late April, Matt Sweeney and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy released their long-anticipated new album, Superwolves, digitally via Drag City — and now we can confirm the physical release is set for July 16th (due to pandemic-related manufacturing delays)! Between the digital and physical release and surrounding the California tour, which kicks off tonight, the duo has been celebrating the songs of Superwolves in different capacities.
Today, alongside Joan Shelley and Nathan Salsburg, Matt and Bonny present the “Watch What Happens” b/w “Stay On My Shore” digital single. On their rendition of Superwolves’ “Watch What Happens,” Joan and Nathan slip inside the skin of the tune, adapting the original’s noirish air into a thorny folk classicism and communicating the message of self-reliance with equal parts wonder and stoic, wind-strewn beauty, streaming like nature intended from their hands and mouths. For “Stay On My Shore,” Bonny and Matt unfurl one of Joan’s best-loved tunes. Trading each other’s essential nature, Face/Off-style; they tap raw beauty into music, two ways.