Bill Callahan Releases Six New Songs off Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest

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Bill Callahan Releases Six New Songs off <i>Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest</i>

Bill Callahan has just released six new songs. We counted them—six full songs.

Earlier this month, Callahan announced the July 14 release of Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest, the follow-up to his last proper studio album, 2013’s Dream River. Callahan has now released the full first side of the forthcoming album, which adds up to six of the 20 new songs. That’s 17 minutes, or 30% of the album’s runtime.

Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest will be released on Drag City Records, with the six advance tracks including “Shepherd’s Welcome,” “Black Dog on the Beach,” “Angela,” “The Ballad of the Hulk,” “Writing” and “Morning is My Godmother.”

Last year, the lo-fi rock artist released Live at Third Man Records following a book of lyrics and drawing called I Drive a Valence.

Formerly known for recording as Smog, Callahan is set to tour the U.S. this summer.

You can give Callahan’s six new songs a listen here, revisit his 2011 Daytrotter Session below, and check out his Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest details and upcoming tour dates further down.

Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest Album Art:


Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest Tracklist:
01. Shepherd’s Welcome
02. Black Dog on the Beach
03. Angela
04. The Ballad of The Hulk
05. Writing
06. Morning is My Godmother
07. 747
08. Watch Me Get Married
09. Young Icarus
10. Released
11. What Comes After Certainty
12. Confederate Jasmine
13. Call Me Anything
14. Son of the Sea
15. Camels
16. Circles
17. When We Let Go
18. Lonesome Valley
19. Tugboats and Tumbleweeds
20. The Beast

Bill Callahan Tour Dates:

13 – Joshua Tree, Calif. @ Pappy & Harriet’s
14 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Lodge Room
15 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Lodge Room
17 – Big Sur, Calif. @ Henry Miller Library
18 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Castro Theatre
19 – Sonoma, Calif. @ Gundlach Bundschu Winery
21 – Portland, Ore. @ Wonder Ballroom
22 – Seattle, Wash. @ Neptune Theatre

05 – Lawrence, Kan. @ Lawrence Public Library
06 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Cedar Cultural Center
07 – Chicago, Ill. @ Thalia Hall
08 – Detroit, Mich. @ Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
10 – Boston, Mass. @ Sinclair
11 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Murmrr Theatre
12 – Jersey City, N.J. @ White Eagle Hall
13 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ World Cafe Live
14 – Washington, DC. @ Miracle Theatre
16 – Chapel Hill, N.C. @ Cat’s Cradle
17 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Terminal West
18 – Oxford, Miss. @ Proud Larry’s