New Artist: Willis Earl Beal

I mentioned this hand drawn promo and played this track on my March Seeks Show.

Illustrated and directed by Willis Earl Beal.

Willis Earl Beal is not just an exciting new artist, he comes attached with a great rock n roll, urban myth filled story, lets see if I don’t forget anything…

Beal was apparently discharged from the US army for medical reasons.

Left the south side of Chicago for the New Mexico desert after sliding into depression. Worked as the night porter at a motel.

Hand drew pictures for people on request, the invite is still open on his website.

Recorded music using a cassette-based karaoke machine, a $20 microphone, and a variety of objects found on Albuquerque’s streets.

Made the bootcamp stage of US X-factor. Got drunk and dropped out.

Signed to XL.

The results will be available in March and will be called Acousmatic Sorcery on XL Recordings.

Buy Evening’s Kiss on iTunes:

Twitter: @WillisEarlBeal