Published Nov 06, 2013Having led Queens garage crew the Beets through three full-lengths and a handful of singles, the band's Juan Wauters is now ready to strike out on his own with his first-ever solo album. Dubbed N.A.P. North American Poetry, Wauters's upcoming LP is primed to arrive February 4 via Captured Tracks.
A press release notes that the album, which follows this year's "Sanity" / "Nena" 7-inch, compiles tracks recorded between 2010 and 2012 at Marlborough Farms. Along the way, Wauters is said to balance "introspective tracks" ("Water," "Sanity") with "reflections on humans' relationship with technology" ("Breathing").
While billed as a solo set, the record features contributions from a number of international musicians, including Beachniks vocalist Carmelle Safdie, multi-instrumentalist Tall Juan Zaballa, percussionist Chie Mori and flutist Amanda Rodi. Artwork for the set, as well as the visuals for Wauters's live show, were prepped by collaborator Matthew Volz.
Though the album is still a few months off from its official street date, you can stream the record's low-key, acoustic guitar-driven "Water" down below.
N.A.P. North American Poetry:
1. Let Me Hip You To Something
2. Sanity or Not
3. Lost in Soup
4. Escucho Mucho
5. Woke Up Feeling Like Sleeping
8. All Tall Mall Will Fall
9. Continue To Be You
10. Breathing (ft. Carmelle)
11. How Do They All Do? (ft. Carmelle)
12. Ay Ay Ay