Like buses, you wait ages for a Bill Callahan track to appear on AUK, then two come at once. Bill Callahan has announced a new album called ‘Gold Record’ due September 4th via Drag City. The 10-song album features a new version of ‘Let’s Move to the Country’ from Smog’s 1999 album ‘Knock Knock’, along with a track named after Ry Cooder. He’s releasing a new track from the record every week from this week and the first is the one we leave you with for the weekend dear reader called ‘Pigeons’ which, after introducing himself as Johnny Cash, begins with the amazing line: “Well, the pigeons ate the wedding rice/And exploded somewhere over San Antonio.” You won’t hear this on Smooth Country Radio. Have a good one.