Behold Tom Waits’ New Song, “Bad As Me”


Tom Waits’ Bad As Me, his first studio album since 2004, is due out Oct. 25, and yesterday the title track—a bit of theatrical barroom-blues stomp over which Waits hiccups the lyrics while a guitar and a violin fight it out—had its unofficial premiere online. It’s very very good in a “fever dream that you’ll keep hitting replay on” way. There’s a listening party at Waits’ official site, but it seems to be overwhelmed by traffic at the moment, so check out the embed below.