Juan Wauters, singer for Queens-based garage-folk band the Beets, is no Latino doppelganger of John Waters. Lucky for all of you, you’ll get to know Wauters better in a few months when he releases his second full-length solo album Who, Me?
“Alguien le va a disparar” – a sweet, 60s folk-inflected tune – is the latest single off the album and a Spanish take on his English original, “Might Get Shot,” which was inspired by Julio Cortázar’s novel Rayuela. An Uruguay-native, Wauters adopted Jackson Heights as his new home over 10 years ago, and has been repping the Ingles and the Español in equal doses ever since.
Learn more about Wauters when his album drops on May 12 via Captured Tracks, and keep an eye out for him at his dates at Festival NRMAL (3/1) and SXSW (3/18).
Added bonus – his weird little album promo video below: