American Wrestlers – “Kelly”

The unidentified force behind American Wrestlers has released the follow up to “I Can Do No Wrong” in the form of “Kelly.” Although the second track sounds jauntier and full of the same buzzy, lo-fi energy, it’s apparently about a mentally-ill homeless person named Kelly Thomas who was beaten to death by the police. As the chorus makes its namesake into a mantra, the songwriter hints at deeper, post-modern themes, saying the song addresses “artless strips of neon over a trough that spreads further than any animal could ever walk.” With that in mind, listen below.


(via Fader)

American Wrestlers is out on 4/7 via Fat Possum. Pre-order it here.