The Echo Presents
DVA Damas, Spencer Moody (Murder City Devils)
1822 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, California, 90026
This event is 18 and over
Watch & Listen
Don't let the inappropriate band name fool you. We had visions of dorky noise rock, or maybe fuzzy garage pop goofs, when in fact, King Dude is something much more haunting and enthralling, initially lumped in with the whole witch house scene, due in part to releases on witch house labels like Disaro and Clan Destine, the sound of King Dude, aka TJ Cowgill, who also does time in Book Of Black Earth, is more a dark brooding, neo-folk, think Death In June, Blood Axis, Cult Of Youth, Sol Invictus, urgently strummed guitars, deep dramatic sung/spoken vocals, the vibe haunting and otherworldly, minor key and melancholy, occasionally strident and majestic, but more often moody and mournful, the lyrics full of blood and sky, earth and fire, death and the beyond, a ritualistic doom folk, channeling the seventies British acid folk of groups like Comus and Incredible String Band through the more modern industrial folk sound of the above mentioned groups. Female vocals add dreamy harmonies here and there, but for the most part, this is dark stripped down twang flecked doom/neo folk that should also appeal to fans of Woven Hand, Sixteen Horsepower, Hexvessel, Kiss The Anus Of A Black Cat, Der Blutharsch and the like.
Taylor Burch and Joseph Cocherell are the creative force behind DVA DAMAS, a Los Angeles-based band who delivered one of our favourite albums this year in the shape of Nightshade. The inaugural release on the newly minted Downwards America offshoot curated by Juan Mendez, this eight track album expanded perfectly on the themes of Brand New Head, their 10″ debut from 2010; namely creeping cinematic references filtered through the processed sounds of late ’70s industrial acts and given that extra edge by Burch’s distinctive vocal delivery
Spencer Moody (Murder City Devils)
Spencer Moody is the vocalist for Seattle-based noise rock group Triumph of Lethargy Skinned Alive to Death. He was the lead vocalist for the Murder City Devils until their breakup in 2001, and returned to the band when they reformed in 2006.
In addition to his musical endeavors, Moody also owns and operates a self-proclaimed "junk shop" called the Anne Bonny in Seattle. The shop takes its name from one of the few well-documented female pirates.