Little brother of Arcade Fire frontman Win, Will Butler is streaming his solo debut LP, Policy, in full at Spotify a week ahead of its March 10 street date. It's a fascinating listen, even for the casual Arcade Fire listener—it clears up the mystery of where Funeral’s Talking Heads, Breeders and Dylan influences came from from. In fact, the album works as a great companion piece to that already-classic album.
As for Butler himself, he describes Policy as a celebration of "American music." He said in a press release:
[Policy celebrates] American music — in the tradition of the Violent Femmes, the Breeders, the Modern Lovers, Bob Dylan, Smokey Robinson, the Magnetic Fields, Ghostface Killah. And John Lennon (I know, but it counts). Music where the holy fool runs afoul of the casual world.
Check out some really good American music below; the album runs a brisk 27 minutes, we're sure you can get through several listens before it's out in stores next week.
01 Take My Side
03 Finish What I Started
04 Son of God
05 Something’s Coming
06 What I Want
07 Sing To Me