I am at peace with all this as David J’s new album, An Eclipse of Ships, is a very fine affair indeed, and he was a delightful interview. He had been at the same bar as me the night before so he stayed in sunglasses, bathrobe, and bed throughout the entire interview. He was warm and forthcoming, and he wrote and recorded some of the essential music of my youth, so I was grateful for the initial subterfuge.
Noisey: Unlike your former band mates, you don’t seem to shy away from the term goth.
David J: I embrace it with a smile. I don’t take it that seriously but I embrace it more than I used to.
Where we talk about goth under the Stasi and the greatest goth fest today. House searches could be conducted without a warrant (often when the…