King Dude

While it’s nearly impossible to make sense of all the music that floods our mailbox, inbox, and various Web browsers every day–not to mention the shelves at self-titled‘s favorite record stores–we’re constantly looking for artists who make us stop what we’re doing and actually listen. Here’s one of them:  

The Artist/Album: King Dude, Burning Daylight (Dais, October 16th)

The Vibe: Let’s say Johnny Cash never saw the light, never dropped his speed freak tendencies for a god-fearing path. If he didn’t manage to overdose first, it’d be easy to imagine the Man in Black making lonesome highway music like King Dude’s latest LP. It’s over-the-top at times–this is the same Dude who’s responsible for the death-obsessed designs of Actual Pain, after all–but decidedly strange enough to warrant a few repeat spins in a row.

RIYL: Crimson-coated votive candles; inverted crosses; gun-packing guitar cases