Monday, June 27, 2022



Drugdealer drops some 70’s-riffic sounds on the soulful “Madison.” Check out the vintage video take below!

Los Angeles-based project Drugdealer shares the new single “Madison,” their first musical offering since their 2019 album Raw Honey. Led by frontman and primary songwriter Michael Collins, Drugdealer expands on their 1960s and 70s-inspired sonics with the new song, which features a newly discovered vocal range from Collins and pays homage to musicians like Van Morrison and Nick Lowe. The visuals paired with the track see Collins and friends riding around in their cream vintage Mercedes. “Madison” isthe first taste of new music to come from Drugdealer in 2022.

Speaking about the new song, Collins says “Madison was the first song I wrote in the period after Raw Honey. I hadn’t been feeling very confident about my voice for a while, when a chance encounter with an older artist, Annette Peacock, happened. She helped change my perspective, and style. She told me I wasn’t singing in my correct range, to modulate it up. She was right and it shifted my perspective on singing. 

Madison is the first time I felt like I was hearing what I really sounded like, after years of defaulting more towards numerous collaborators who I knew had their voices. It was pretty surreal and I’m really thankful for her advice.” 

“Madison” follows Drugdealer’s latest full-length album, Raw Honey, which Pitchfork described as a pristine portrait of early-’70s AM radio” and includes the tracks “Honey,” featuring Weyes Blood and “Fools,” along with their 2016 debut album, The End of Comedy, which houses their hit track “Suddenly,” featuring Weyes Blood.

Check out “Madison” above, find upcoming live dates below and stay tuned for more from Drugdealer coming soon. 

Upcoming Live Dates

07/2 – Highland Park, CA @ Lodge Room (Special, “in the round” performance)

09/22 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ The Rock

09/24 – Big Sur, CA @ Fernwood Resort (Supporting Toro y Moi)

Greg Kinne
Greg Kinne
Greg started Culture Fiend as a way to discuss the many facets of pop culture. Greg usually surrounds himself with Star Wars action figures, Legos and a healthy supply of interesting films and unusual records.


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