Earth have announced, in addition to their forthcoming European stint, a string of U.S. tour dates in support of their forthcoming album, Primitive and Deadly. The trek will span from September 4th until October 3rd and will see the band supported by the doomy songwriter King Dude on all stops. You can check out the full touring schedule after the break.
Primitive and Deadly will be released on September 2nd.
King Dude is now streaming the second half of his Born in Blood 7″; a re-working of “Spiders in Her Hair” from his album Love. It turns out that this will be the first of seven 7″ that will feature re-recordings of King Dude tracks that span throughout his discography. The seven inch will be out officially on October 1st but pre-orders can be obtained here but they are going fast! King Dude also plans to sell them on tour as well. You can stream the whole 7″ release after the jump.
Stereogum have premiered a new track from King Dude’s upcoming Born in Blood 7″, which is due out on October 1st via his own label Not Just Religious Music. The track in question is the title track, “Born in Blood”, which is a short morose rocker that is sure to inspire blood drinkers the world over. It is actually a re-working of a previous track of his which was featured on the album Tonight’s Special Death. This Fall the Dude will also tour across the Western states in support of the upcoming 7″. Keep reading to peep the tour dates and stream the new track.
The doomy songstress, Chelsea Wolfe, has announced a new winter U.S. tour that will kick off in San Francisco in early January. She will be accompanied by occult folk purveyor King Dude from January 11th through January 26th as shown on the tour poster above. Then Chelsea will continue her acoustic centered tour through February 8th. Also, the upcoming split between Chelsea and Dude is supposedly going to be available at the shows. So be sure to flock to the merch table as soon as you get to the venue. Here is how the tour will run:
This year has been more than gracious to my ears. I was fond of so many releases in 2012 that it was like pulling teeth trying to narrow this list down to JUST thirty. Since albums have the tendency to grow on me, this list was compiled without review ratings in mind, if I had a chance to review them that is. These thirty albums are the records that I continued to revisit throughout the year and have yet to stop jamming. These are the records that are still fresh and exciting upon the umpteenth listen. Without further adieu, these are my favorite albums of the year.
King Dude has already given us music videos for “Holy Land” and “Jesus in the Courtyard”. But now he ventures into even weirder territory with his new video for “I’m Cold” from his stellar new record Burning Daylight. The video is a collage of forest and other outdoor imagery and various clips featuring an unknown, seemingly masochistic couple. It’s pretty weird but awesome. Check it out below!
If Johnny Cash and the like dabbled in the occult and collaborated with the likes of Death in June then you may end up with something that sounds like King Dude, if all goes well. T.J. Cowgill’s, AKA King Dude, signature brand of ominous, gothic tinged, growling folk is back in full effect on his new full length Burning Daylight. King Dude’s supernatural, bellowing baritone soars over thirty three minutes of what might possibly be his best work to date.
King Dude’s doom and gloom laden Burning Daylight is out today and you can take advantage of a free stream of the new record over at Stereogum.com. Just as I predicted, this record is pretty awesome. If you love gothic sounding folk tunes then you will love this thing. Check it out, you won’t be disappointed.