Single Premiere: “Lead Man,” by Ralph E. White

With the help of Jerry David DeCicca in the producer’s chair, Ralph E. White has returned with a new record of surreal folk-inspired music on Worried Songs called It’s More in My Body Than in My Mind.

White is a wonderfully eccentric and sadly underestimated southwestern American artist that has been operating within the tangled weeds that exist between the worlds of psychedelic rock, folk and avant-garde music for over 30 years. Apart from his own solo work, White has been in bands like Bad Liver and Precious Blood and has worked with everyone from Jandek to Jack Rose and Michael Hurley (just to name a few).

His upcoming record finds White utilizing only acoustic instruments and his high lonesome vocals to give his unquestionably peerless songs a strong sense of foreboding and a piercing anxiety. Their starkness only enhances their raw power. This is especially evident on the album’s first single, the haunting “Lead Man.” Check it out below:

If you’re a fan of anything like the work of Syd Barrett, Blaze Foley or The Holy Modal Rounders, this is a record you simply must add to your collection.

It’s More in My Body Than in My Mind will be dropping this June on vinyl, CD and digital, but it’s available for preorder from Worried Songs right now. Click here to reserve your copy today.

-KH


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Published by Record Crates United

Keith Hadad, the creator and manager of RCU, has been a contributing writer to Elmore Magazine and Thewaster.com and maintains a regular column, “Keith Hadad’s Choice,” in Blicker magazine. His writing has also appeared in the Smithsonian Folkways' Guest Blog and the Optical Sounds Fanzine. Also, please check out the blog's super-active Instagram account, @recordcratesunited for daily blurb-styled music reviews.

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