The Chicago Reader, who–as you may remember from our First Look feature–were instrumental in shining a light on the artistry of dude-to-watch Willis Earl Beal–have just posted a stream of his debut LP Acousmatic Sorcery. Previously available only in a weird and extremely limited edition box set complete with hand-drawn artwork by Beal himself (see above), Acousmatic Sorcery will finally reach a much larger audience with its release on Hot Charity/XL records (to which Beal recently signed) next Tuesday. For the moment, though, this is pretty much the only place to hear Beal’s music other than youtube clips of his live performances. Listen below to get a taste of the world of weird that awaits you and–speaking of live–if you are going to catch Beal at Glasslands tonight in Brooklyn, we’ll see you there!
spotted at CR