The animated visual finds the Epic Beard Men detailing a shady character every touring musician is likely familiar with, while Slug adopts the Pistol Dave persona to anchor the song.
Blue Raspberry, mostly known for her contributions to Wu-Tang Clan material, offers her crooning vocals throughout the track. With animation courtesy of Wasaru, the “Pistol Dave” video doesn’t disappoint.
Sonically speaking, there’s a healthy nod to Slick Rick’s “Children’s Story” with lines such as, “Dave the dope fiend shooting dopes who don’t know the meaning of homie nor bloke.”
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@EpicBeardMen ANNOUNCEMENT. Our debut LP is called #ThisWasSupposedToBeFun & drops digitally on March 29th! Click the link in my bio for details & physical presale package deals. #TWSTBF with #SageFrancis & #BDolan features Slug, Eligh, Yugen Blakrok, Vockah Redu, Blue Raspberry, and more. Artwork by McKay Felt. #StrangeFamous.com
“Pistol Dave” comes from the Epic Beard Men’s debut album, This Was Supposed to Be Fun, which was released late last month via Strange Famous Records.
Other contributors to the project include Eligh of Living Legends, South African newcomer Yugen Blakrok, New Orleans Bounce legend Vockah Redu, vocalist Kathleen Stubelek of Circle Takes the Square and San Antonio upstart Worldwide contribute brilliant supporting turns.
The video will arrive on Adult Swim this weekend.
In the meantime, check it out above, peep their tour dates below and cop the album here.
4/4 Boston – Sonia
4/5 NYC – Mercury Lounge
4/6 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
4/7 Pittsburgh, PA – Spirit
4/9 Evansville, IN – Lamasco Bar
4/10 Chicago, IL – Subterranean
4/11 Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club
4/12 Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s
4/13 Lincoln, NE – The Royal Grove
4/16 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
4/17 Bozeman, MT – The Zebra
4/18 Spokane, WA – The Pin
4/19 Seattle, WA – Barboza
4/20 Portland, OR – Paris Theater
4/22 Oakland, CA – The New Parish
4/23 Fresno, CA – Strummer’s
4/24 Los Angeles, LA – Catch One (Noise Room)
4/25 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
4/26 Las Vegas, NV – Ninja Karaoke
4/27 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
4/28 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
4/30 Denver, CO – Cervantes Otherside
5/1 Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theater
5/3 Shawnee, KS – Roxy Bar
5/4 St Louis, MO – Firebird
5/6 Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room
5/7 Cincinnati, OH – Top Cats
5/8 Cleveland – Beachland Tavern
5/10 Washington, DC – Comet Ping Pong
5/26 Minnesota State Fairgrounds – Soundset