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Willis Earl Beal @ Mercury Lounge, CMJ 2013 – Photo by Alexandra Bellink


Willis Earl Beal has always been a mysterious guy. He wears a mask while performing (and sometimes while not performing), he spent two months sleeping on the streets of Albuquerque by choice, and he has a completely inactive Twitter account with nearly 1,500 followers. Today, he’s keeping that air of mystery going by sharing two new tracks subtly and without ceremony. Babble On and Coriander Tree Life are described on Beal’s Youtube account as being “Recorded and produced by Nobody at Nowhere during Never.” So it’s not clear if they’ll be part of any upcoming projects, but for now you can take them for what they are: two slowly babbling soul jams, and some insight into how Beal spends his free time.