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Drugdealer Announce New Album, Out 4/19 On Mexican Summer, & North American Tour | Share New Single, “Fools”

Drugdealer, the project led by Los Angeles-based Michael Collins, is pleased to announce their new album, Raw Honey, due for release April 19th on Mexican SummerRaw Honey continues where Drugdealer’s debut album, The End of Comedy, left off, with Collins once again leading an ace crew of collaborators to coalesce the spirit of Drugdealer’s classically modern pop.

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Built on the foundation of a creative partnership between Collins, Sasha Winn (vocals) andShags Chamberlain (bass, production), Drugdealer is more a collective than band. Raw Honeywas engineered by Mac DeMarco and features contributions of Josh Da Costa (drums),Jackson MacIntosh (guitar), Danny Garcia (guitar), Michael Long (lead guitar), and BenjaminSchwab (backing vocals, guitar, organ, piano, wurlitzer), as well as guest vocalists like country balladeer Dougie Poole (“Wild Motion”), Harley Hill-Richmond (“Lonely”), and frequent collaborator Natalie Mering (Weyes Blood) whose dulcet tones sing low before soaring on“Honey,” a track as silky as the nectar itself.

Throughout Raw Honey, Collins and crew display their influences as a new tapestry, one woven with the recycled fibers from thousands of tapestries that have colored our collective listening histories. As evidenced throughout Raw Honey, Collins has an ear for penning numbers that would sound as at home on Classic Rock radio as they would at Zebulon in Los Angeles, where any of the contributors to Raw Honey could, perhaps, be found on any night of the week, on stage, or in the audience supporting another Angelino’s modern pop aspirations.

Rather than hiding behind a curtain or casually sidestepping AOR tropes, Raw Honey adheres to a modern kind of creation — one that cultivates influences and espouses reverence. An honest totem, Raw Honey isn’t tangled up in social norms, with Collins preferring to air his self-doubt as a northern star to guide like-minded people wherever they need to go.

After playing release shows in both LA and NYC in AprilDrugdealer will tour Europe this spring and North America this summer. All tour dates are on-sale this Friday, with tickets availablehere.

Raw Honey Tracklist:

01. You’ve Got To Be Kidding

02. Honey

03. Lonely

04. Lost In My Dream

05. Fools

06. If You Don’t Know Now, You Never Will

07. Wild Motion

08. London Nightmare

09. Ending On A Hi Note

Drugdealer Tour Dates:

Fri. April 12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom (Raw Honey Release Show)

Fri. April 19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel (Raw Honey Release Show)

Sun. May 12 – Manchester, UK @ YES

Mon. May 13 – Glasgow, UK @ The Hug and Pint

Tue. May 14 – Bristol, UK @ Louisiana

Wed. May 15 – London, UK @ The Dome Tufnell Park

Thu. May 16 – Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere

Fri. May 17 – Cologne, DE @ Gewölbe GmbH

Sun. May 19 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega (Small Hall)

Mon. May 20 – Hamburg, DE @ Aalhaus

Thu. May 23 – Brussels, BE @ Witloof Bar

Sat. May 25 – Amsterdam, NL @ De Nieuwe Anita

Wed. July 10 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf

Fri. July 12 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda Inside

Sat. July 13 – Houston, TX @ Satellite Bar

Sun. July 14 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa

Mon. July 15 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl

Tue. July 16 – Washington, DC @ Union Stage

Wed. July 17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s

Sun. July 21 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café

Mon. July 22 – Detroit, MI @ El Club

Tue. July 23 – Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village

Wed. July 24 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry

Sat. July 27 – Calgary, AB @ Palomino Social Club

Mon. July 29 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern

Tue. July 30 – Vancouver, BC @ The Fox Cabaret

Wed. July 31 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios

Fri. Aug. 2 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

Sun. Aug. 4 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy and Harriets

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