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Willy Mason signs to Astralwerks

Willy Mason -- that emo-folk kid from the Cape who signed to Conor Oberst's label, had a UK buzz-making hit with a really really awesome song called "Oxygen," and then seemed to drop off the face of the earth after having what sounded like a nervous-breakdown-ish episode -- has resurfaced on the Astralwerks label, home to such hipsterbait mofos as the DFA roster and Beth Orton. In March, they're reissuing his debut Where The Human Eat, which at one point was available as a free download in its entirety on Conor's Team Love site. Here's the official announcement and tourdates:

Astralwerks is proud to welcome Willy Mason onto it's roster. Hailing from Martha's Vineyard MA, Mason is all of 20 years old and already an extraordinarily accomplished singer-songwriter. Mixing the blues, folk and country traditions of John Lee Hooker, Hank Williams, Woody Guthrie and Johnny Cash with the spirit of politicized punk rock, Mason forges a sound all his own, at once incisive, ramshackle and timeless.

Mason will be touring extensively this year. Dates with KT Tunstall are already confirmed:

1/17 New York NY, Mercury
Lou nge
1/20 Boston MA, Paradise
Lounge
1/21 Philadelphia PA, World Cafe Live
1/24 Chicago IL, Schubas
1/25 Minneapolis MI, Varsity
1/27 Seattle, Crocodile Cafe
1/30 Portland OR, Doug Fir
Lou nge
1/31 San Francisco, Slims

Previously in the Phoenix: Bright Eyes smile on Willy

WATCH: Willy Mason, "Oxygen" (RealVideo)

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