Single Review: Don Ugly Releases New Single “Drug Rugs”
By: Colin Naughton
Kash Erickson otherwise known by his stage name, Don Ugly, is set to release a new single “Drug Rugs” on August 6th, 2021.
Hailing from Jacksonville, Florida, Don Ugly is a solo artist who takes influence from musicians like Father John Misty, Deftones, Jim James and Tom Waits. Don Ugly covers a wide range of musical genres from Indie/Alternative Folk to Psychedelic Avant Rock with hints of Reggae/Surf Rock.
“Drug Rugs" is a song about experiencing catharsis through a psychedelic experience. A story of friends who set out for an excursion through the desert trying to find inspiration and meaning in the natural and barren terrain while under the influence of an altering, mind expanding substance.
“Drug Rugs” begins with very energetic drumming paired with fantastic guitar playing. It’s very melodic and has a psychedelic style to it using delay and distortion effects. Kash Erickson’s voice is great and really fits the tone of the track. The lyrics tell a story easy to follow along with. As you listen to the music you picture Don Ugly leading you on this journey.