Posted on May 24, 2023

Alligator Records
is pleased to announce the release of the new Selwyn Birchwood record, Exorcist.

On his new release, Exorcist (his fourth for Alligator and sixth overall), Birchwood delivers the most far-reaching, musically adventurous album of his career.

Blues - Blues Rock - Funk

Exorcist was recorded in Florida and produced by Grammy Award-winner Tom Hambridge, with each of the 13 vividly detailed songs written and arranged by Birchwood.

The soul-baring tracks all hit with lasting rhymes and unexpected rhythms. Each twists its own tale, ranging from the love-gone-wrong "Horns Below Her Halo" to the love-gone-terrifying Exorcist to the ripped-from-the-headlines escapades of "Florida Man" and "Swim At Your Own Risk" to the autobiographical "Underdog".

According to Blues Music Magazine, "Selwyn Birchwood heralds a fresh, exciting new direction in the blues. Toe-tapping, hip-shaking, joyful and inviting...expansive and focused, exploratory and time-honored, but always original."

Josh Lindner, New Media/Retail & Digital Marketing - Alligator Records says, "Selwyn Birchwood is one of the most exciting and creative young blues musicians in the world and Exorcist is his most visionary statement yet."

Now, with Exorcist, Selwyn Birchwood and his band are ready to get back on the road and deliver the new songs live to expanding, enraptured audiences around the world, lifting spirits while banishing demons. Asked what fans can expect when they see him, Birchwood replies, "My goal is to be sure you cannot listen passively. We're going to make you dance, and we're going to make you think." One listen to Exorcist will no doubt convert many new true believers: this is visionary contemporary blues written and performed by an endlessly creative, modern-day blues master.

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