The recent darkwave underground masters Drab Majesty has announced that their brand new two-song 7" Vinyl is now available to order via Dais Records. Since the initiation of their career with 2015's Careless, Drab Majesty has been seducing darkwave enthusiasts with a CD compilation, three singles, and their most recent hit album The Demonstration. Deb Demure explained both songs on the record: 

'Oak Wood' was song received a couple weeks following the Ghostship tragedy in Oakland.  The DAIS family lost one of it's most beloved members, Cash Askew, and its song title is a literal translation of her last name; In Old Norse being Eiki (oak) Skogr (wood) thus making Oak Wood.  I found the name to be symbolically poignant in light of the events and wanted this to be a tribute piece.  The lyrics grapple with the existence of a god in a time of such utter sadness, hopelessness, and confusion.

'Egress' is meant to serve as a faint departure or daydream; spaces I often find myself drifting to as a means of escape when disturbing thoughts cyclically plague my brain.  Side A confronts the issue and Side B acts as a mental respite.  Making instrumental guitar pieces has always been an act of meditation and I hope if only for a brief moment, the listener can wander and lose themselves within the sonic imagery offered in this piece.

The record is being released in limited formats divided between 100 on light blue, 500 on split clear/blue, and a standard black vinyl. You can order your copy HERE. You can also stream the title song directly below:


Drab Majest is also currently on tour. You can check them out at any of these following dates and locations, including tonight in Los Angeles at the Regent Theater:

September 1 San Diego @ SPACE
September 2 Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater (Dais Records 10 Year Anniversary)
September 3 Tucson, AZ @ HOCO Fest - Club Congress
September 7 El Paso, TX @ The Perch at Tricky Falls =
September 8 San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger =
September 9 Austin, TX @ Barracuda =
September 11 Dallas, TX @ Three Links =
September 13 Houston, TX @ The Secret Group =
September 14 New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa $
September 15 Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone $
September 16 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In $
September 18 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl $
September 19 Savannah, GA @ The Jinx ^$
September 20 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
September 21 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
September 22 Washington D.C. @Songbyrd
September 23 New York, NY @ Sunnyvale *
September 24 Philadelphia, PA @ Philamoca *
September 25 Boston, MA @ Middle East *
September 26 Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz*
September 27 Toronto, ON @ Baby G*
September 29 Chicago, IL @ Cold Waves Festival 
September 30 St. Louis @ Delmar Hall~ 
October 2 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry, First Avenue
October 4 Denver, CO @ Milk Bar
October 5 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
October 6 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
October 7 Seattle, WA @ Laser Dome +
October 8 Vancouver, BC @ Cobalt +
October 10 Portland, OR @ Holocene +
October 12 Sacramento, CA @ Low Brau +
October 13 San Francisco, CA @ TBA +

For more on Drab Majesty follow them on BandcampFacebook, and Twitter
Drab Majesty Releases New Single "Oak Wood" on 7" Vinyl
September 2, 2017
Brutal Resonance

Drab Majesty Releases New Single "Oak Wood" on 7" Vinyl

The recent darkwave underground masters Drab Majesty has announced that their brand new two-song 7" Vinyl is now available to order via Dais Records. Since the initiation of their career with 2015's Careless, Drab Majesty has been seducing darkwave enthusiasts with a CD compilation, three singles, and their most recent hit album The Demonstration. Deb Demure explained both songs on the record: 

'Oak Wood' was song received a couple weeks following the Ghostship tragedy in Oakland.  The DAIS family lost one of it's most beloved members, Cash Askew, and its song title is a literal translation of her last name; In Old Norse being Eiki (oak) Skogr (wood) thus making Oak Wood.  I found the name to be symbolically poignant in light of the events and wanted this to be a tribute piece.  The lyrics grapple with the existence of a god in a time of such utter sadness, hopelessness, and confusion.

'Egress' is meant to serve as a faint departure or daydream; spaces I often find myself drifting to as a means of escape when disturbing thoughts cyclically plague my brain.  Side A confronts the issue and Side B acts as a mental respite.  Making instrumental guitar pieces has always been an act of meditation and I hope if only for a brief moment, the listener can wander and lose themselves within the sonic imagery offered in this piece.

The record is being released in limited formats divided between 100 on light blue, 500 on split clear/blue, and a standard black vinyl. You can order your copy HERE. You can also stream the title song directly below:


Drab Majest is also currently on tour. You can check them out at any of these following dates and locations, including tonight in Los Angeles at the Regent Theater:

September 1 San Diego @ SPACE
September 2 Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater (Dais Records 10 Year Anniversary)
September 3 Tucson, AZ @ HOCO Fest - Club Congress
September 7 El Paso, TX @ The Perch at Tricky Falls =
September 8 San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger =
September 9 Austin, TX @ Barracuda =
September 11 Dallas, TX @ Three Links =
September 13 Houston, TX @ The Secret Group =
September 14 New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa $
September 15 Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone $
September 16 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In $
September 18 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl $
September 19 Savannah, GA @ The Jinx ^$
September 20 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
September 21 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
September 22 Washington D.C. @Songbyrd
September 23 New York, NY @ Sunnyvale *
September 24 Philadelphia, PA @ Philamoca *
September 25 Boston, MA @ Middle East *
September 26 Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz*
September 27 Toronto, ON @ Baby G*
September 29 Chicago, IL @ Cold Waves Festival 
September 30 St. Louis @ Delmar Hall~ 
October 2 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry, First Avenue
October 4 Denver, CO @ Milk Bar
October 5 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
October 6 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
October 7 Seattle, WA @ Laser Dome +
October 8 Vancouver, BC @ Cobalt +
October 10 Portland, OR @ Holocene +
October 12 Sacramento, CA @ Low Brau +
October 13 San Francisco, CA @ TBA +

For more on Drab Majesty follow them on BandcampFacebook, and Twitter
Sep 02 2017

Steven Gullotta

info@brutalresonance.com
I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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