Bonnie Prince Billy And The Cairo Gang Island Brothers / New Wonder on 10" Vinyl
2011 Single from Will Oldham aka Bonnie Prince Billy
"Island Brothers" b/w "New Wonder," is a 2011 single from Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & the Cairo Gang. For this single, the songs were performed by Bonnie ‘Prince' Billy & The Cairo Gang with Ben Boye, Van Campbell, Danny Kiely and Angel Olsen, who toured in the latter half of 2010 with Bonny & Cairo. Special guest Rob Mazurek (whose work brought air and light to Bonny's Beware) solos delicate on "Island Brothers," which features stacked harmonies from Bonny, Cairo and Angel. The careful arrangement of dynamics that marked all the songs on The Wonder Show Of The World is present on both songs, with "New Wonder," more indicative of the ballad style that was explored throughout that album. The artwork for the single is a stunning trio of photographs taken by New York Times photographer Damon Winter in Haiti following the devastating 2010 earthquake.