Shakey Graves Speaks On His Album, "Can't Wake Up"

From one moment to the next, Shakey Graves' "Can't Wake Up" veers from the inevitable to the revelatory, its thirteen songs teeming with jarring musical and thematic collisions and thrillingly seamless intersections, gnarly psychological hornswoggles and ecstatic resolutions. Central to the prevailing sense of disorientation are the lead vocals, none of which is purely solo. Instead, each lead performance is shadowed by a queasy harmony or slightly out-of-sync unison part, giving the sense-especially on headphones-that these voices are emanating from inside the listener's head. Join Shakey Graves as he talks about the album, his current tour and his upcoming one.