Listen to “Oh, Why” by Balam Acab

Balam Acab’s debut full-length Wander / Wonder will be released by Tri Angle on August 29. In the meantime, you can listen to “Oh, Why”, the album’s debut single, which I’ve embedded below. The so-called “witch house” aesthetic is still in full effect, but Balam Acab appears less interested in sounding spooky and evil like some of his peers, and more interested in simply crafting lush, hypnotic soundscapes (think Burial run through Photoshop’s “Gaussian Blur” filter a couple of times).

On a related note, I love the album artwork, which you can see in its entirety at Stereogum. It’s minimal, elegant, dark, and mysterious… sort of like Balam Acab’s music.