Imaad Wasif Would've Surely Improved Our Independence Day Celebrations

Better than fireworks? Maybe. (N. Zinner)

Imaad Wasif Would've Surely Improved Our Independence Day Celebrations

Kids, barbecue and fireworks displays kept me at home this Independence Day, but if I hadn’t been such a dedicated homebody, I would have gotten my ass up to Denton and checked out Imaad Wasif at Hailey’s.

Wasif is a Canadian singer/guitarist/songwriter best known for his work with The Folk Implosion and as a touring member of Yeah Yeah Yeahs. His self released new effort, Strange Hexes, is an album that he claims, “explores the depths of madness and love". Besides that, it’s a great collection of psychedelic folk rock that recalls Dylan fronting Black Sabbath with Ravi Shankar producing.

Check out “Oceanic” for a taste of the warped but intriguing goods. --Darryl Smyers

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