BBC sessions from the dawn of Bonnie, way back when they called them Peels. Oh how we enjoy the old performances! There's no denying the mark that the late John Peel left on modern music, and his Peel sessions on BBC radio featured some of the world's most interesting musicians. Among them was Bonnie "Prince" Billy, who has decided to turn his three sessions into a new album. The resulting record is called Pond Scum, and sees Will Oldham offering stripped-down arrangements of a wide variety of his own songs (along with a cover of Prince's "The Cross"). The album also includes a previously unreleased song called "Beezle."
The first four tracks on Pond Scum include musician David Heumann, but otherwise the album sees Bonnie "Prince" Billy working on his own.