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

7SPIN Rating: 7 of 10Release Date: September 10, 2013Label: HXC/XLWillis Earl Beal, Nobody Knows (HXC/XL)7…
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 don't have to —…
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…
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 stars in…
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,…
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. The Chicago…
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 the bluesman's…
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 Breaking…
David Bevan / October 3, 2012

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

8SPIN Rating: 8 of 10Release Date: April 03, 2012Label: XLThe Willis Earl Beal myth — a former soldier, briefly homeless, who now lives on the…
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…
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…
Jessica Hopper / April 4, 2012

SPIN’s 5 Best New Artists for February ’12

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Marc Hogan / February 2, 2012
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