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

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Willis Earl Beal returns on September 10 with his shadowy sophomore album, Nobody knows., on the way via XL Recordings imprint Hot Charity. The Chicago singer-songwriter already shared one track from his upcoming full-length (the ghostly “Everything unwinds.”), and now the enigmatic outsider has pulled the curtain back on another dusty composition. “Too Dry Too Cry” shimmies at a steady, forceful pace thanks to booming handclaps and Beal’s bluesy vocals. His soulful delivery simultaneously shrouds and enhances his carnal intentions. “In my one-room shack, you know we can’t go wrong,” Beal sings. “I got nine hard inches like a pitchfork prong / So, honey, lift up your dress and help me sing this song.” Hear it above, and pre-order Nobody knows. through XL’s online store.

Willis Earl Beal 2013 tour dates: 

September 20 – Brussels, Belgium @ AB Club
September 21 – Tilburg, Netherlands @ Incubate Festival
September 23 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ MC Theater
September 25 – Berlin, Germany @ Privatclub
September 26 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega
September 27 – Hamburg, Germany @ Reeperbahn Festival
September 29 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Papiersaal
October 3 – London, U.K. @ St.Giles-in-the-Fields
October 4 – Manchester, U.K. @ Sacred Trinity
October 5 – Bristol, U.K. @ Louisiana
October 7 – Paris, France @ Point FMR