king dude, also known as tj cowgill, is an american singer-songwriter and musician from seattle, washington. he first gained recognition in the underground music scene with his self-released debut album, "my beloved ghost," in 2009.
cowgill's music is often described as a blend of folk, rock, and country, with a heavy influence from americana and the occult. his songs often feature themes of love, death, and religion, and his lyrics are known for their poetic and literary quality. his style is often compared with the likes of nick cave and scott walker, who cowgill cites as influences.
with his album "songs of the 1940s - part one & two" he explored the traditional american songbook by presenting his own versions of songs from that era in the context of his very own and unique style.
released February 23, 2023
performed and recorded by t.j. cowgill in 2022. chris costelupes played pedal steel guitar on 'driving nails in my coffin'. violet cowgill sang back ups on 'don't fence me in'. mastering by victor bullok at woodshed studio. layout by t.j. cowgill and stefan alt.
supported by 74 fans who also own “songs of the 1940s - vol. 1 & 2”
One of the very best King Dude releases, in my opinion. It was difficult to pick just one favorite track, as all of these are incredibly beautiful and haunting and a treat to listen to. Well done! SarahCoomes
supported by 31 fans who also own “songs of the 1940s - vol. 1 & 2”
this album seems to have been a miss for some people in Chelsea's discography but I think it might be my favorite album of hers after Hiss Spun. I would say it's equivalent to How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful in Florence + the Machine's discography - a moodier, stormier, stripped back and atmospheric album that is still intricate and heavy in its own right, and a reminder that Chelsea Wolfe can go wherever she wants and do it well big suit david byrne
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Just a wonderful album of covers and a truly enjoyable listen from start to finish with some very unique and creative takes on a variety of songs ending with a heart achingly beautiful cover of ABBA’s Winner Takes it All. Ryan Land