MP3: New Gary Wilson Album Incoming

 

“Electric Endicott”
the title track from LP, arriving in November.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

Okay, outsider music fans, this one’s for you: there’s a new
Gary Wilson record, Electric Endicott,
due November 9th on Western Vinyl. If you know the name Gary Wilson, you won’t
need any convincing to click the link below to nab an advance MP3 of the title
track.

 

 

For the rest of you, here’s a little background by way of
introduction:

 

“In 1977 Gary Wilson
famously released a uniquely bizarre and personal album titled
You Think
You Really Know Me…, full of
electro-funk, proto-new wave, noise collage, and avant-garde jazz. 
Despite the fact that the album’s fans included Beck, Questlove from The Roots,
Simpsons creator Matt Groening, and Stones Throws’ Peanut Butter Wolf,
widespread fame and notoriety eluded Gary Wison until the 2002 re-release of
his debut album.  Soon after media outlets like Pitchfork, The Village Voice,
and The New York Times were talking about the lecherous outsider artist,
remarkable as much for his idiosyncrasies and DIY aesthetic as his edgy and
creative music.”

 

Of the new album, the label describes Wilson as “equal parts Prince and Pee Wee
Herman, Joe Jackson and Charlie Brown. His songs celebrate our inner ickiness,
silliness and grooviness, the romance and randiness of born-losers from
Endicott or Anywhere.  Rather than alienating us with their creepiness,
his lyrics and melodies ultimately make us feel more comfortable being who we
are….more comfortable being human.”

 

 Boy howdy to that. Trust us, we’ve been listening to
the album for several days now and this’ll be one worth looking forward to. Check out the video flashback to an earlier Wilson song, below.

 

 

 

 

 

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