In case you hadn’t noticed, the cover of the new album by Drugdealer, the stage name of LA artist Michael Collins, pays homage to the only record that the ultimate 1960s cult band The United States of America ever released, in 1968.
Collins, who previously made music under the monikers Run DMT and Salvia Plath and is besties with Ariel Pink and Natalie Mering from Weyes Blood, seems to be glued to that era.
His music and melodies evoke The Beatles and other geniuses who cultivated their sounds in the 1970s, like Harry Nilsson and Emitt Rhodes. If you want to take a trip down that memory lane, Collins has just the right drugs for you.
DRUGDEALER 23/5, 19.30, Botanique