Mexican Summer – April 19th

It’s not difficult to guess which is the road taken by the car we hear picking up speed at the very beginning of Drugdealer’s Raw Honey. Michael Collins’ sophomore, described in his own words as a “new tapestry, one woven with the recycled fibers from thousands of tapestries that have colored our collective listening histories,” stands from the start in direct lineage with George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass – as the guitars on ‘Honey’ prove – with a wink to later Beatles’ piano sound (‘If You Don’t Know Now, You Never Will’) and a glimpse of America’s vocals arrangement (‘Fools’). If the remedy to a ‘London Nightmare’ can only be a California dream, with Drugdealer we now know that it will be an Angeleno leading the sound of the next British Invasion.

Photo by Richard Quintero.

Buy: Drugdealer – Raw Honey

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