Tagged: Willis Earl Beal


Download Willis Earl Beal’s Principles of the Protagonist EP

Willis Earl Beal has released a surprise, five-song EP called Principles of the Protagonist, via BitTorrent, with support from his labels, XL and Hot Charity. The EP will soundtrack an upcoming animated short of the … read more »

POSTED October 3, 2012 11:33AM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS:

World Premiere! The FADER #79 Featuring Philip Glass

The most famous, absurd anecdote about Philip Glass, the subject of our annual Icon Issue this year, is that around the time Einstein on the Beach was performed at the Metropolitan Opera in 1976, he … read more »

POSTED May 1, 2012 10:09AM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (2) TAGS: , , , , , , , ,


Recently, I watched Xavier Beauvois’ very good movie, Of Gods and Men. It’s a narrative film based on a true story about nine Trappist monks living in Tibhirine, Algeria during the mid-’90s, when radical Islamists … read more »

POSTED May 1, 2012 9:52AM IN BACK ISSUES, ISSUES Comments (2) TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

GEN F: Willis Earl Beal

Preview: This story will appear in FADER #79, on stands soon. Willis Earl Beal plays with Wu Lyf tonight in New York at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Willis Earl Beal sounds like this world is … read more »

POSTED April 26, 2012 11:15AM IN GEN F TAGS: ,

Video: Willis Earl Beal, “Monotony”

In the video for Willis Earl Beal’s “Monotony,” someone stands on a street corner in a ski mask and goggles offering newspapers to passersby, most of whom are too wrapped up in the hustle and … read more »

POSTED April 3, 2012 5:00PM IN MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: ,

Stream Willis Earl Beal’s Album Acousmatic Sorcery

The Chicago Reader, who told the tale of Willis Earl Beal‘s itinerant lifestyle and karaoke machine recordings last year, is streaming his lovely and world-weary album, Acousmatic Sorcery in full. “Monotony,” a single-strummed guitar ballad … read more »

POSTED March 29, 2012 4:30PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: ,

Video: Willis Earl Beal, “Evening’s Kiss”

To apply to RISD, one of the best art schools in the country, you’ve got to submit a drawing of a bicycle, done in graphite pencil. This is a longstanding tradition, and I assume it … read more »

POSTED February 23, 2012 12:30PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (1) TAGS: ,