The End of Comedy is the debut album by Drugdealer, a new project conceived and conducted by Los Angeles artist Michael Collins (formerly of Run DMT, Salvia Plath) who guides a group of Angelenos including Ariel Pink and Natalie Mering (Weyes Blood) through a whimsical world informed by Jean Baudrillard, social media perception, Sergio Leone’s spaghetti western vistas, and Collins’s travels.
The End of Comedy is set for release on Weird World on September 9th. The album features guest vocals from Ariel Pink (‘Easy to Forget’), Danny James (‘My Life’) and Natalie Mering (Weyes Blood). Collins’ bandmate include members of Regal Degal, Holy Shit!, Mild High Club, Mr. Twin Sister and pals from Mac DeMarco’s band. All of these collaborators contribute essential bits and pieces that create an absurdist collection of songs.
Drugdealer has also shared the video for the first track to be released from the album – “Suddenly” featuring Weyes Blood.
The End of Comedy tracklisting:
1. Theme From Rockaway
2. The Real World (ft. Sheer Agony)
3. Suddenly (ft. Weyes Blood)
4. Easy To Forget (ft. Ariel Pink)
5. Were You Saying Something?
6. Theme For Alessandro
7. It’s Only Raining Right Where You’re Standing
8. The End Of Comedy (ft. Weyes Blood)
9. Sea Of Nothing
10. My Life (feat. Danny James)
11. The End
The End of Comedy will be available on CD, LP, and digitally as of Friday, September 9th.