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Tonight’s Special Death…KING DUDE Review

Whispers are louder than screams, a quiet sound is sinister & darkness is all you can see. When listening to King Dude, these are just some of the thoughts that will begin to take over your mind. This is a one-man Neo-Folk/Psych project created by Seattle native TJ Cowgill of Book of Black Earth. To me, his songs are blackened magic carpet rides that take you where sad is the new happy. Cowgill’s voice is a vessel for the ancient ghosts that follow us all & let you know they are protecting you. His lyrics are haunting & engaging at the same time. One thing I really dig about this music is the complex but simple melodies he creates. It’s pretty rad to actually be able to hear pure violent words backed the gentle rhythm of a guitar. Last year, he put out his album Tonight’s Special Death – trust me, there are some killer gems on here. The song “Slaves” is eerie & catchy; after one listen the tune will stalk you. Then there is the song “Born in Blood,” just pure Neo-Folk radness. The production quality of this album is almost an instrument unto itself & will draw you into the world his of nothingness. Stay tuned to CVLT Nation for our in-depth interview with King Dude.

King Dude : Slaves

King Dude : Born In Blood

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  1. Jason P Cole

    February 16, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Been patiently waiting for this since Burning Daylight stole my soul.

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