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Taking his name from a William Burroughs character, Clem Snide (aka Eef Barzelay) is touring to support his newest release "Forever Just Beyond." The stunning new album, produced by Scott Avett (yes, THAT Scott Avett), is a work of exquisite beauty and profound questioning, a reckoning with faith and reality that rushes headlong into the unknown and the unknowable. The songs here grapple with hope and depression, identity and perception, God and the afterlife, humanizing thorny existential issues and delivering them with the intimate, understated air of a late-night conversation between old friends. Avett’s production is similarly warm and inviting, and the careful, spacious arrangement of gentle guitars and spare percussion carves a wide path for Barzelay’s insightful lyrics and idiosyncratic delivery.