Following his tradition of songwriting by divination from his good Lord Lucifer, KING DUDE challenges the listener to explore the theme of sexuality through nothing other than spiritual rock n’ roll. From the opening track, it is evident that KING DUDE is out for blood and sweat – on an amphetamine and whisky soaked joyride in a dune buggy through the darkest depths of his bizarre mind.
As ever, there is an intimate intensity to KING DUDE’s output; his autobiographical style is ever present, with stories set to a darkly slick soundtrack. KING DUDE’s signature style remains, but his creative progression is evident.
Sex was recorded in Seattle Washington by KING DUDE aka T.J. Cowgill from the end of 2015 through the middle of 2016, except for Who Taught You How To Love which was recorded by Drab Majesty in Los Angeles, and Prisoners which was recorded by Michael Wollenhaupt, probably in Berlin. In addition to working with outside producers on Sex, another notable change from his last album, Songs of Flesh & Blood is that many tracks feature bass guitar. Albeit a new instrument to Cowgill, it proved to be one that he immediately took to with a great passion.
KING DUDE plans to tour throughout the rest of 2016 in the United States and Canada, playing select dates from October to December. Then he has a headlining tour across Europe planned in April of 2017.
Sex will be released via Ván Records now. It’s available to order on CD, vinyl, or lavish vinyl.