Get ready to be bewitched by this magician musician. Loose-knit, lo-fi deep cuts sprinkled in rockabilly keef, unceremoniously marry manic piano to idiot-savant indie songwriting. Truly a bizarro wünderkind, Aweful Kanawful stitches together twenty-one mini-songs to make a colorful patchwork quilt of an EP, channeling Jerry Lee Lewis and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins while remaining wholly visionary. So helmets off to this daredevil crooner. He sure knows how to flip a mean single.
–Simone Carter (Jelly Music, [email protected], jellymusicinc.bandcamp.com)