Willis Earl Beal announces new album Nobody knows., listen to “Everything unwinds.”


    Chicago busker Willis Earl Beal has announced the release of his sophomore album, Nobody knows., due out September 10th through XL Records imprint Hot Charity. Recorded “everywhere and nowhere” and produced by Beal under the guise of “Nobody”, the album spans 13 tracks and features contributions from Cat Power’s Chan Marshall.

    Where as Beal’s full-length debut, Acousmatic Sorcery, worked as a raw, no-fi introduction to Beal’s life as a songwriter and true outsider artist from Chicago, IL,” Nobody Knows “aims to deliver on the promise of his live show, combining soul baring vocals with sounds and arrangements rooted in everything from orchestral blues to ambient r&b, and gentle lullabies to pure cacophony,” according to his record label.

    The album is preceded by the track “Everything unwinds.”, which you can listen to below.


    Nobody knows. Tracklist:
    01. Wavering Lines
    02. Coming Through (feat. Chan Marshall)
    03. Everything unwinds.
    04. Burning Bridges
    05. Disintegrating
    06. Too Dry Too Cry
    07. What’s the deal?
    08. Ain’t Got No Love
    09. White Noise
    10. Hole In The Roof
    11. Blue Escape
    12. Nobody knows.
    13. The Flow

    In September, Beal will embark on the “Church of Nobody” tour in Europe. He’ll be accompanied by a live band led by Jahphet Landis (TV On The Radio, Björk, Santigold). A U.S. tour will follow in November.

    Willis Earl Beal 2013 Tour Dates:
    09/20 – Brussels, BE @ AB Club
    09/21 – Tilburg, NL @ Incubate Festival
    09/23 – Amsterdam, NL @ MC Theater
    09/25 – Berlin, DE @ Privatclub
    09/26 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
    09/27 – Hamburg, DE @ Reeperbahn Festival
    09/29 – Zurich, CH @ Papiersaal
    10/03 – London, UK @ St.Giles-in-the-Fields
    10/04 – Manchester, UK @ Sacred Trinity
    10/05 – Bristol, UK @ Louisiana
    10/07 – Paris, FR @ Point FMR


    Photo by Ben Pobjoy