Will Butler will release his debut album Policy on March 10 in the US and March 16 in Europe via Merge Records. You can watch “Take My Side” and the album trailer now.
Policy is 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 (which counts).
Recorded in Jimi Hendrix’s old living room at Electric Lady Studios in New York, Policy was finished in two weeks. Arcade Fire’s Jeremy Gara played drums, and musician friends contributed woodwinds and backing vocals—most everything else was played by Will.