Bill Callahan - Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest - 2LP
As you listen to "Shepherd In a Sheepskin Vest", a feeling of totality, of completeness, steals over you, like a thief in broad daylight. Of course it does - you're listening to a new Bill Callahan record! The first one in almost six years!
For Bill, it's a different kind of record. He'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!