Drug paraphernalia crooner Mike Collins has taken a more direct approach in naming his latest project, shooing mere references on previous projects like Salvia Plath and Run DMT for the straightforward Drugdealer moniker. Collins’ debut under that name, The End Of Comedy, is due at the end of the week, and it features a slew of indie favorites including Weyes Blood, Sheer Agony, Mild High Club, and members of Mac DeMarco’s band. The album also includes some collaborations with Ariel Pink, including the latest and possibly final taste of the album before it drops, “Easy To Forget.” It’s an easygoing track with loose, jangly guitar strums switching patterns and driving the track. Pink’s hushed, smooth tenor floats above with infectious melodies about him opening himself up for a partner. It’s a switch from the jazzy vibes on previous single “Suddenly,” and it hints at a wonderfully varied body of work. Listen.
The End Of Comedy is out 9/9 on Weird World. Pre-order it here.