Staying true to the free distribution models that put him on the map, anti-folk eccentric Willis Earl Beal has released his Principles Of A Protagonist EP via BitTorrent in partnership with XL Recordings/Hot Charity. The EP contains five rerecorded songs from Beal’s 2012 debut record Acousmatic Sorcery. These songs will also serve as the soundtrack to Beal’s previously announced animated short film Principles Of A Protagonist, an adaptation of the zine/novella of the same name that was also included as a supplement to the deluxe version of Acousmatic Sorcery.
The film is scheduled to debut on Beal’s website later this month, but you can grab the EP here.
Beal is currently on tour. Listen to the haunting rerecorded version of “Cosmic Queries,” below.