Jim Carroll

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Tune of the Week – “Route To Palm”

A round of applause, y’all, for White Williams. I’ve been digging his “Smoke” album for a while now and I’m not alone. The album also picked up rave reviews in the United States towards the end of last year and …

Thu, Jan 24, 2008, 12:18

   

A round of applause, y’all, for White Williams.

I’ve been digging his “Smoke” album for a while now and I’m not alone. The album also picked up rave reviews in the United States towards the end of last year and Domino Records have just picked up the smart Cleveland dude’s album which means we’re probably about to see a lot of and hear a lot about him.

Joe “White” Williams makes music which is located within the same Venn diagram as such exuberant genre-bashers as Girl Talk and Dan Deacon, but his sounds are a little more hard-wired into classic and conventional sources than those masters of mischief. What I like about “Route to Palm” is just how darn sultry it sounds, all funky frills and shuffling grooves. It is easily the best tune of the week you will find all year from a former graphic designer and noise-metal drummer whose album cover features a weeping model smoking from a hookah pipe.

You can check out the tune here or watch this in-store performance from Other Music last December

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