Cathartic Artist of the Moment: Eef Barzelay

In keeping with the Halloween Spirit (however belated at this hour) I thought I would post something relevant. The connection here is the song, “Boy Ghost,” by one of my very favorite artists, Eef Barzelay. This white-suited songwriter comes to America via Tel Aviv, rocking audiences with poignant and subversive folk-pop. Previously of Clem Snide, Eef spins tales of apocalypse, loss, and loneliness, often complimented by lighthearted pop references and sharp wit to balance out the darker parts. Sometimes compared to a cross between Hank Williams and Nick Drake, Barzelay’s music is beautiful and touching and most importantly — human. Though Eef has a vast amount of work, here is a small selection of my favorite songs:

Clem Snide – Your Favorite Music: 1989

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Clem Snide – Suburban Field Recordings, Vol. 2: King of the Hipsters

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Eef Barzelay – Rocket Science O.S.T.: Boy Ghost

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