Today, Echoesanddust.com delivers another helping of glassy-eyed goodness from Pennsylvania (six and four-string) bass and drum instrumentalists, KING DEAD, with a premiere of “Drowning In Dust,” the fourth track from their self-titled debut offering. Recorded live at The Living Room in Stroudsburg by Dave Reiser of Rock Hard Studios, the self-titled recording features five tracks of psychedelic/stoner Spaghetti Westernish desert-rock and is now less than a week from release.
Elaborates Echoesanddust.com, “If there is ever a need for modern soundtrack for the classic film The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, KING DEAD should get a consideration. The trio’s self-titled debut is an infectious blend of dusty six shootin’ aural sludge that pulls elements from doom, metal and rock. They simmer this assortment of genres in a delicious western musical marinade. You may think that music pulled from multiple genres would result in an awkward sound. In KING DEAD‘s case you would be wrong. The band has a primarily instrumental sound that is gripping, tight, melodic and slinks along with a brash confidence that belies the fact that this is a debut release. They know how to work a melody with artfully balanced tempo shifts that skillfully jog through a range of paces with consistently engaging outcomes.”
Drown in dust at THIS LOCATION.
And if you missed it, get heady with “Length Of Rope,” currently streaming at The Obelisk at THIS LOCATION.
King Dead will be released independently on Record Store Day April 19th and is currently available for preorder at the band’s official BandCamp page HERE.
“At thirty-three minutes, the self-titled and self-released debut from… KING DEAD sits right between an EP and a full-length outing. The trio’s sound is similarly nebulous, hovering between psychedelic post-rock, heavier amplified push and Morricone-via-Earth soundscaping, and as their first five songs showcase, they come equipped with a formidable scope.” – The Obelisk
“It drags like a heavy cart full of plague victims, but you can easily see the sense of that ‘spaghetti western’ reference in the bleak, reverberating bass melody — Sergio Leone mutated into doom metal, with poltergeist cowboys. It’s spare, stripped down, and builds in intensity as it reaches the climax. I’m digging it.” – No Clean Signing on the track, “Length Of Rope”