"Live in Your Shadow," the video single premiering below, is our first sample from the forthcoming album Mental Jails, written and recorded with Ian Romano of Career Suicide and out March 10 on the Freaks' brand new imprint, Pointless Product.
It's also our first glimpse of the man, himself, remade into a slicked down bar room creep.
Sweet Dave calls the track a love song written to the many muses that influence his art. You can imagine which shadows he's been lurking around in: The Gun Club's Jeffrey Lee Pierce, The Cramps' Lux Interior, Nick Cave. He sounds a bit like Lee Hazlewood zapped on Zombie Punch doing death rock. It recalls outré sleazeballs like Armand Schaubroeck. In the self-made video, he wipes out the eyes of Leonard Cohen.
I think Sweet Dave's muses might all live in wax.