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Underground Music Sensation Willis Earl Beal Releases A New Video

By Jon Graef in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 23, 2012 8:20PM


With a touching, affecting lo-fi sensibility seemingly devoid of calculation or cynicism, Chicagoan Willis Earl Beal has garnered critical attention from outlets including the Chicago Reader and Pitchfork. Watch the new video for "Evening Kiss," from his forthcoming Acousmatic Sorcery album, out April 3. The video, directed by Beal, features his expressive, distinctive drawings, the intimacy of which helps complement that of the music. The drawings have some nudity in there, so be discrete about where you watch "Evening's Kiss." Beal has a fascinating backstory, uncovered by the Reader's Leor Galil, which you can read about here. Beal plays The Hideout on April 19.