KING DUDE + DRAB MAJESTY @ THE ECHO
Photos and words by Chad Elder
It was dark music, but happy times as Seattle’s TJ Cowgill, better known as King Dude, gathered his buddies Tosten Larson and August Johnson and played a doom filled blend of gothic Americana. With a strong background in metal bands and a duet with the wonderfully dark Chelsea Wolfe to his credit, Cowgill brought the morbidity and intensity. Playing songs from the Songs of Flesh & Blood – In The Key of Light and numerous older releases, King Dude embarks on a US tour through October.
Drab Majesty is Los Angeles based artist Deb Demure’s gothic solo project. Utilizing tracks to expand the sound to a full band, Demur’s makeup and music is a throwback to the golden age of darkness. But then, isn’t is still golden? With his new LP Careless on Dais Records and a recent repressing of the debut cassette Unarian Dances by Lolipop Records, Drab Majesty has a ton of excitement building up. DM hits the road for a US/Canadian tour and will be back in LA at The Complex on November 7th. The world belongs to the silent ones.