He’s previously been known for his records under Run DMT and Salvia Plath, but the latest alias is Drugdealer. If you’re looking for an uplifting experience filled with psych-folk balladry, damaged West Coast glamour, subterranean East Coast jazz and high concept pop, Drugdealer has the goods. Collins doesn’t work alone, enlisting friends and collaborators Weyes Blood and Ariel Pink among a line-up of premier players from Mac DeMarco’s band and musicians from Mild High Club, Mr. Twin Sister and others. Filled with instant classics like the disarming lead single Suddenly, The End Of Comedy is the beginning of something beautiful.
The End of Comedy is out September 9 via Domino/EMI.