DAIS and WIERD Present a live Performance by KING DUDE with DJs Minimal Syb and Frankie Teardrop
April 11, 2012
This week WIERD is proud to welcome at long last the great T.J. Cowgill aka KING DUDE for a live performance at midnight! Ryan from DAIS and I have been tryin to get the master of west coast apocalyptic lonerwave across the lost highway of this abstract land forever, and last night the shadowy, restrained VRanger himself fell off his drunken horse and landed on a flight from Seattle for a wild one night stand in the WIERD. T.J.'s latest fantastic full-legth out on DAIS this past November entitled Love was one of the most triumphantly sad and chillingly cryptic releases of last fall, and has seemingly re-energized the broken spirit of the darkened folk tradition. Somehow combining the oft-tired Noddy-bleak romanticism of the English tradition with an optimistic blast of pure outsider heat-seeking affectation-less on-yr-knees Americana, King Dude feels like a much needed breath of icy life blown through the black ice. Imagine if Douglas Pearce cast John Fahey, Johnny Cash, and a young Tony Wakeford post Swastikas for Jenny Craig in one of his lovingly filthy Aussie adult dramas, and the eminently stoic and handsome lovechild somehow escaped with some semblance of both his manhood and liver intact with Lawrence from Felt in tow on guitar...please come on down and meet the major Dude who also brought you Actual Pain, crooning and backed by a full band in the WIERD World tonite.
The first track off the forthcoming beast of a self-titled debut from RØSENKØPF entitled "Burning Spirits" premiered today on Spin, where you can grab it for free download. The album is set for release on May 15th and is now available for pre-order on the Wierdsite!
Earlier today we announced that the WIERD / Sacred Bones / DAIS Records showcase at Chaos in Tejas is now confirmed. This ultra-heavy line-up on 2 stages at the 700+ cap. Empire Automotive will feature Iceage, Xeno & Oaklander, Pop. 1280, King Dude, Kindest Lines, Dangerous Boys Club, Anasazi, RØSENKØPF, and You. Tickets are now on sale and the poster is up on the Wierd facebook page.
Sybil Jason and Frankie Teardrop Spin the WIERD!
Wednesday April 11th, 10pm-4am
(Very Rare live performances by KING DUDE at midnight)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie at Delancy, NYC