If you have even a passing interest in comedy movies, you love Bill Murray. Let's be honest: between his sterling resume (we'll let Garfield slide), impeccable delivery, and wide range as an actor, we all love him. But it goes deeper than his career: we love that he does whatever the fuck he wants. How many people of his talent and fame do you regularly hear about doing stuff like eating peas out of a stewardess' shoe on an airplane to add flavor, or showing up to a SXSW show with RZA and GZA to serve everyone tequila, even when they're ordering whiskey? And then, of course, the infamous bear-hugging of that stranger that Murray left with the simple, cryptic farewell: "No one will ever believe you."
William Cody Watson, the dreamscaper formerly known as Pink Priest/Malibu Winds/Gremlynz, has paid homage to this cultural love affair with his latest LP for Bathetic, Bill Murray. WCW designed the record as a dedication to Murray and "his beautiful, amazing, and odd behavior… my personal idea of Bill, mainly focusing on the night." Melted layers of synthetic goo drip out of your headphones, thick with a moonlit stoicism only available to those with great power and a second of golden silence. An air of mystery pervades every movement of the two-sided solo symphony, managing to convey it's subject's equally elusive intentions while trying to imagine him during his most vulnerable, private moments. Available for stream are excerpts from the A side, "Burning Cloud," "Burning Harp," "Walking Home," and part of "Lost Again, Demon."