Here he is. That funny little man from the Beets. Makes interesting Jonathan Richman type stuff and has that whole 'who me?' shtick going on. He's a little like Pedro Sanchez from Napolean Dynamite. Does pretty well for himself and has supported Mac De Marco. This is his third album. Enjoy him.
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Juan Wauters is a little Mexican guy I saw supporting Mac De Marco at the Irish Centre in Leeds a couple of years ago. He's a bit like Pedro Sanchez from Napolean Dynamite and so is very endearing and charming. He had the crowd eating out of his hand with his 'I don't even know what I'm doing here' schtick.
He's so endearing that he manages to make the cod reggae of Doing Alright sound actually quite good on the first song (proper) on this is third LP following the dissolution of his band the Beets. It's probably because he has a great voice, full of a kind of unpretentious yearning. He sings some songs in English, some in Spanish but other than me not knowing what the hell he's on about on the latter, the effect is similar. It's minimal, charming and always enjoyable. You should see what happens when he does a proper upbeat pop song on Letter - its amazing. The vocals sound like he sang over the song with only hearing a tiny bit of bleed from the earphones then no-one bothered to mix them so loud are the vocals compared to the music which sounds like it's being played three streets away.
The album is always entertaining - he plays a bit of Bolero for about 30 seconds and is able to just launch into wonderful reverb drenched acoustic ballads when he feels like it using all manner of instrumentation including fingerpicked acoustics, synths and more traditional instrument. It's a lot like a less whiny and more palatable Daniel Johnston at times, some great songs. He may play the fool at times but he's a seriously good songwriter. Great stuff.
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