Album Watch: A New "Designer" Drug
Friday, November 11, 2011
Well, it's happening. J*DaVeY are releasing their debut album, New Designer Drug---in about a week. Yep. A week. No, it's not a mirage of words you're seeing, it's fact. Drug will be released on the group's personal label ILLAV8R and available for digital download come November 22nd. Perfect timing as it arrives in the early throws of the holiday season to where you can shut yourself in your room, digest it, and avoid pesky relatives all at once.
For fans of the LA duo, this has been a long-time coming considering the release of a handful of EP's and years of maybe-they-will-maybe-they-won't album release hints. But that's the life of a eclectic grassroots artist like J*DaVeY---when you don't fit the easy agreeable norms of the record labels, you have to work harder to be heard. From NDD, track "Queen of Wonderland" has appeared in live form during the summer months with performances at SXSW and Pinboard Blog's Rehearsal Rooms. Now the official album version has come out of the woods and all you need to do is let it 'crawl all over you'. Get your 3 bucks ready because come in a week, you'll be wanting this musical drug---and don't blame me if it's habit forming.
J*DaVeY - Queen of Wonderland (ft. Thundercat)