Drugdealer shares “The End of Comedy” video with Weyes Blood & Mac DeMarco
Drugdealer, aka Michael Collins formerly Run DMT and Salvia Plath, released his debut album, The End of Comedy, earlier this year, which featured lovely '70s-style pop and a lot of cool vocal talent, including Weyes Blood's Natalie Merring. Her crystalline vocals can be heard on The End of Comedy's title track which now has a music video made by Andrew Storrs. Collins told Pitchfork a little about it:
Andrew Storrs, an old friend of mine and Natalie Mering’s, came to visit us in Los Angeles and document a few days a little while ago. I’ve always loved his filmmaking—capturing moments in our friends lives in a really magical Cinéma vérité form. Basically, it’s a snapshot of a particular moment while living downtown here in L.A.; playing piano, seeing friends and skating around. The song here is one of my favorite collaborations of all time—me and Nat recorded the whole thing very naturally when she was still living in Far Rockaway, NY about a year ago. It was simple and fun to make, and no one better to represent this on video than Andrew Storrs.
The video also features a cameo from Mac DeMarco and you can watch that below.
If you haven't checked out The End of Comedy, it also features vocals from Ariel Pink, Sheer Agony, and more. If you dig Todd Rundgren, Harry Nilsson and Steely Dan, you'll probably dig this too. Listen below.