DRAB MAJESTY album ‘Modern Mirror’ out tomorrow on Dais! New track/video “Out of Sequence” online now

July 11, 2019


– Share new single & video, “Out Of Sequence”
– New album ‘Modern Mirror’ out tomorrow!
– UK & European live dates this Autumn

“In the creative space that Drab Majesty occupy, ethereal dream pop entwines with the melancholic nature of post-punk and ’80s goth, creating a stirring pot of simultaneous emotions. But never before have the band felt so complete and realized in causality of their sound than on Modern Mirror.” – Exclaim
“Their music and look rings with the bell of the new, the now, the modern.” – Prog
“A world away from the empty ’80s nostalgia in vogue – Drab Majesty’s neon-soaked soundscapes feel fully realised and lived in.” – Loud and Quiet
“A sonic delight oozing with tragedy and romance.” – Electronic Sound

Tomorrow LA duo DRAB MAJESTY release their new LP ‘Modern Mirror’ via Dais, which uses the premise of Ovid’s Narcissus as the groundwork for a modern reinterpretation. ‘Modern Mirror’ fuses synth-pop-noir aesthetics within the cautious instruction of Greek mythology and modern science fiction, birthing a hybrid of romantic dreamy malaise, captured for a future moment.

Today, they share the fourth and final pre-release track, along with an accompanying video. The duo comment on “Out of Sequence” saying that it “points at the conscious/unconscious reworking of our personal histories to suit the image we strive to attain. It’s about a certain kind of decade dysphoria that makes us long for another era – a modern day conceptual nod to the Beach Boys “I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times”.

Over the course of two records the LA-based project of Deb Demure and Mona D has steadily built a devoted fan base worldwide with their singular hypnotic sound and mysterious, constantly-evolving presence. Following intense touring in support of the first two albums, including 2018 runs with The Smashing Pumpkins andDeafheaven, they escaped to the inspirational landscapes of Athens, Greece to channel the songs for their most ambitious album creation yet: Modern Mirror’.

Each song on the record tells a piece of the story in which the listener’s own self-identity has become warped and dissociated through rapidly expanding technology, losing touch with the origins of their own personalities. It’s a journey of self-reflection, nostalgia, love, beauty, and heartbreak told across eight addictive and emotional synth pop anthems – a seemingly classic tale delivered unblinkingly through the frame of the modern world.

‘Modern Mirror’ was produced by Josh Eustis (Telefon Tel Aviv) and mastered by Dave Cooley, with appearances by Jasamine White-Gluz (No Joyand Justin Meldal-Johnson (NIN, Beck, M83, Air) with packaging and design by Juan Mendez of Jealous God/Silent Servant.

‘Modern Mirror’ will be released on July 12th via Dais Records. Pre-order here:

Drab Majesty European tour dates:
Sept 18 – London, UK – Dingwalls
Sept 19 – Manchester, UK – Soup Kitchen
Sept 21 – Leeds, UK – Wharf Chambers
Sept 22 – Cardiff, UK – Clwb Ifor Bach

Sept 24 – Paris, FR – Petit Bain
Sept 25 – Lille, FR – L’Aeronef 
Sept 26 – Nijmegen, NL – Merleyn
Sept 27 – Antwerp, BE – Het Bos
Sept 28 – Utrecht, NL – DB´s
Sept 30 – Köln, DE – Bumann & Sohn
Oct 01 – Wiesbaden, DE – Schlachthof
Oct 02 – München, DE – Ampere
Oct 03 – Leipzig, DE – Conne Island
Oct 04 – Hannover, DE – Bei Chez Heinz
Oct 05 – Berlin, DE – Bi Nuu
Oct 11 – Athens, GR – The Temple
Oct 15 – Hamburg, DE – Übel & Gefährlich
Oct 16 – Copenhagen, DK – Vega
Oct 17 – Gothenborg, SE – Musikens Hus
Oct 18 – Oslo, NO – BLA
Oct 19 – Stockholm, SE – Fristaden
Oct 20 – Malmo, SE – Plan B
Oct 22 – Poznan, PL – Pod Minogą
Oct 23 – Gdansk, PL – Drizzly Grizzly
Oct 24 – Warsaw, PL – Hydrozagadka
Oct 25 – Prague, CZ – Klub 007
Oct 26 – Bratislava, SK – Kulturák klub
Oct 28 – Budapest, HU – Dürer Kert 
Oct 29 – Wien, AT – Arena
Oct 30 Lubijana, SL – Gromka
Oct 31 – Vicenza, IT – Vinilie
Nov 01 – Martigny, CH – Caves du Manoir
Nov 02 – Ravenna, IT – Bronson

‘Modern Mirror’ track list:
1. A Dialogue
2. The Other Side
3. Ellipsis
4. Noise of the Void
5. Dolls in the Dark
6. Oxytocin
7. Long Division
8. Out of Sequence

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