Debüt von Drab Majesty auf Vinyl

Die kalifornischen Newwaver Drab Majesty bringen ihr 2012 im Eigenvertrieb erschienenes Tape-Debüt “Unarian Dances” neu heraus. Als zusammenhängende EP war das Material lange vergriffen, lediglich einzelne Tracks wurden zwischenzeitlich auf einer Compilation zugänglich gemacht. Nach der 3 Track-EP “Unknown to the I” erscheint nun auch “Unarian Dances” im Juli erstmals auf verschiedenfarbigen Vinyl-Editionen bei Dais Records, die digitale Version ist bereits erhältlich.

“Drab Majesty is the project of Deb DeMure, the androgynous alter-ego of L.A.-based musician Andrew Clinco and partner Mona D. With its combination of reverb-drenched guitars, synth bass lines, commanding vocals, and rhythmic drum machine beats, this project is a stark departure from Clinco’s previous stints as drummer in Marriages and Black Mare. Dubbed “Tragic Wave” and “Mid-Fi” by DeMure, Drab Majesty eloquently blends classic 80s New Wave and hints of early 4AD with a futuristic originality.

A talented multi-instrumentalist, DeMure composes all of the elements of Drab Majesty. However, rather than taking personal credit for the music, DeMure insists that the inspiration for the songs is received from an other-worldly source and that Deb is merely a vessel through which outside ideas flow inward. But Drab Majesty is more than just a musical project — it’s a methodical experiment in the identity of creativity. The character Deb DeMure is an enigma that eludes all expectations of gender and ego. When DeMure’s imposing 6’ 4” figure assumes the stage, Deb’s playful, harlequin-esque appearance, tempered by an ominous body language, and clashing with the dreamy, ethereal melodies comes across as a web of contrasts. The result is a perfect balance between seemingly conflicting messages, between the high and the low, the drab and the divine.” (Dais)