The LA Graveyard God, Bones, gave us another mixtape earlier this week to start 2014 off right. If you’ve heard him before you know what to expect on DeadBoy: switchblades, backwoods, and horror. With only one song coming in over three minutes, Bones stays punctual. This tape sees him dropping some of his previous Xavier Wulf (former Raider Klan member Ethel Wulf) inspired screaming/crooning and instead opts to ride sparse beats in a near monotone.
Only 19, Bones has tapped into a 90’s Memphis horrorcore mindset that is eerily irresistible. Championing a lo-fi aesthetic, Bones stays true to his VHS roots and puts out a steady stream of music videos to support each tape. While DeadBoy is my favorite thing that I’ve heard from the pale king in a while, make sure to also checkout his 2013 collaboration with the frozen fang Xavier Wulf, ダサい, which finds him trading verses about acid blades over Friendzone’s anime samples (standouts include Ryūketsu No Gaun (Bloody Gown) and Perusha Kyūden (Persian Palace)).