Posts tagged "Willis Earl Beal"

7 Albums to Stream: FKA Twigs, Sinead O’Connor, the Gaslight Anthem, and More

End your week on a high note by streaming new albums from FKA Twigs, the Gaslight Anthem, Sinead O'Connor, JJ, and more.
By: Shannen Gaffney / August 8, 2014

10 Albums to Stream: Slint, Afghan Whigs, Woods, the Both, and More

Another week, another batch of fresh album streams. Below you'll find a remastered version of Slint's classic Spiderland, followed by new releases from Afghan Whigs,…
By: Cynthia Orgel / April 9, 2014

Mischa Barton Humps the Earth in Willis Earl Beal’s ‘Coming Through’ Video

Actress Mischa Barton becomes a member of the cult of Willis Earl Beal — literally — in the 11-minute video for the…
By: Chris Martins / February 19, 2014

10 Albums to Stream: Broken Bells, Les Claypool, CEO, Willis Earl Beal, and More

This week's roundup of album streams stars Broken Bells, Les Claypool's Duo de Twang, CEO, Willis Earl Beal, and the cast…
By: Kyle McGovern / January 29, 2014

Willis Earl Beal Almost Plays Himself in the Listless ‘Memphis’

SPIN is in Park City, Utah, traversing snow and cutting queues to bring you reviews of the next big films (and flops) as they make…
By: Chris Martins / January 18, 2014

Willis Earl Beal Keeps It Unpredictable in YouTube Track Twofer

Willis Earl Beal's congregation has gained two new, markedly disparate hymns. Fresh off the release of the New York-via-everywhere artist's gospel-braying Nobody Knows, Beal…
By: Marc Hogan / November 11, 2013

Watch Willis Earl Beal, King Krule Testify for ‘Church of Nobody’ Live Series

Outsider artist Willis Earl Beal is so devoted to his unassuming alter ego of "Nobody" that he's now started the…
By: Kyle McGovern / October 25, 2013

Willis Earl Beal Wants to be a ‘Nobody’

To those who've followed the winding trail of Chicago-born singer-songwriter Willis Earl Beal, 29, the fact that he's packed up his life and…
By: Colin Joyce / September 12, 2013

Willis Earl Beal and Lonnie Holley Make ‘Outsider Art’ That Reveals Rich Interior Lives

Willis Earl Beal, Nobody Knows (HXC/XL)7…
By: Andy Beta / September 10, 2013

15 Albums You Can Hear Now: Lil Wayne, the Weeknd, Arctic Monkeys, Janelle Monae, More

Can't wait to hear new albums from the Weeknd, Janelle Monáe, Arctic Monkeys, the Stepkids, and Kim Gordon's Body/Head project? Now you…
By: Kyle McGovern / September 5, 2013

Willis Earl Beal and Cat Power Wring Out the Truth on ‘Coming Through’

Willis Earl Beal and Cat Power both toe an intriguing line when it comes to fact and fiction. Whether it's Beal's amazing backstory — revisit…
By: Marc Hogan / August 27, 2013

Watch Willis Earl Beal Act in Meditative ‘Memphis’ Trailer

Willis Earl Beal's sophomore album, the precisely punctuated Nobody knows., arrives September 10, but first the Chicago bluesman will premiere another project. Beal…
By: Kyle McGovern / August 22, 2013

Willis Earl Beal Inhabits Lana Del Rey’s ‘Black Beauty’ in Fantastic Musical Response

An example of how fast things move nowadays: Chicago singer Willis Earl Beal uploaded a version of Lana Del Rey's "Black Beauty" to his Soundcloud,…
By: Jordan Sargent / August 6, 2013

Willis Earl Beal Boasts of Long ‘Pitchfork Prong’ on Sexy, Spooky ‘Too Dry Too Cry’

Willis Earl Beal returns on September 10 with his shadowy sophomore album, Nobody knows., on the way via XL Recordings imprint Hot Charity.
By: Kyle McGovern / July 24, 2013

Willis Earl Beal Teases Mysterious New Album With Eerie ‘Everything Unwinds’

Chicago outsider Willis Earl Beal will release his sophomore album, Nobody knows., on September 10 through XL Recordings imprint Hot Charity. Keeping with…
By: Kyle McGovern / June 25, 2013

Hear Willis Earl Beal’s Newly Imagined ‘Cosmic Queries’

Add directing to that ever-growing list of vocations into which Chicago new bluesman Willis Earl Beal channels his myriad creative energies. Though the recent…
By: David Bevan / October 3, 2012

Willis Earl Beal, ‘Acousmatic Sorcery’ (XL Recordings)

The Willis Earl Beal myth — a former soldier, briefly homeless, who now lives on the South Side of Chicago with his grandmother and staple…
By: Amanda Petrusich / April 17, 2012

No Trivia’s Friday Five

For the second week in a row, I am going to use this space to mourn the death of a weirdo cult figure only tangentially…
By: Brandon Soderberg / April 6, 2012

Willis Earl Beal: No-Fi Outsider Brings Ramshackle Blues Into Your Earholes

Who: Willis Earl Beal was discovered by Found magazine after he posted flyers offering to play a song for anyone who called his cellphone. The…
By: Jessica Hopper / April 4, 2012

SPIN’s 5 Best New Artists for February ’12

By: Marc Hogan / February 2, 2012