Chicago "blues-singer" Willis Earl Beal is a rapidly rising star in the indie world. After signing a deal with XL, Beal is scheduled to drop his debut LP Acousmatic Sorcery on April 2 for their Hot Charity imprint. In the run-up to that, Beal has dropped the Tom Waits indebted "Take Me Away." Beginning with an impassioned bellow shades of Son House, Beal fractures his voice over in-the-red Neanderthal drumming. The whole track is astonishingly lo-fi and serves as a springboard into Beal's warped state of ugly blues. Where sin and soul run side-by-side down a dark and dirty street.
"Take Me Away"