Thursday, May 31, 2012


He may have been hyped quite a bit recently, but Willis Earl Beal seems to be the real deal alright, and I'm sad I had to miss out on his gigs here last week. Luckily, we've got his soulful debut Acousmatic Sorcery - think of a lofi ratatouille with bits of Tom Waits, Robert Johnson, Otis Redding, and Daniel Johnston thrown in - to listen to, out now on XL Recordings. With bonus points for framing the song & dance man who was just awarded a presidential medal of freedom on the album cover of course. Take it away.

Willis Earl Beal - Take Me Away
Willis Earl Beal - Evening's Kiss