The LA based duo of Deb Demure and Mona D – aka Drab Majesty – announced the release date of their new album “Modern Mirror” today (April 16, 2019). Its scheduled for July 12th via Dais Records, along with touring plans. Its their third release. For anyone unfamiliar with Drab Majesty, they have steadily built a devoted fan base worldwide with their singular hypnotic sound and mysterious, constantly-evolving presence. They have toured with Smashing Pumpkins, Deafheaven, Crystal Castles and appeared on NBC TV’s Carson Daly. The unique line up of Drab Majesty, the metal gaze Deafheaven and noise and industrial rock influenced Uniform sold out their 2018 appearance in Orlando.
In addition, they released a new single. Check out the video for ‘Ellipsis’ below. Its from the upcoming album. Directed by Thomas McMahan, ‘Ellipsis’ romantically plays up the distorted concept of courting through modern technology in a world that has yet to adapt.
In discussion of “Modern Mirror”, they traveled to Athens, Greece as groundwork for a modern reinterpretation of Ovid’s “Narcissus”. 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 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. 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 byJasamine White-Gluz (No Joy) and Justin Meldal-Johnson (NIN, Beck, M83, Air) with packaging and design by Juan Mendez of Jealous God/Silent Servant.
Pre-orders have been posted here.
Current Drab Majesty tour dates
Drab Majesty tour dates:
April 17 – Rostov, RU – Line
May 10 – Austin, TX – KVRX Festival
May 17 – Chicago, IL – Garfield Park Conservatory
May 28 – Istanbul, TR – Zorlu PSM
June 01- Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound
June 02 – Dublin, IE – Workman’s Club
June 06 – Birmingham, UK – The Flapper
June 07 – Nottingham, UK – Rock City (Beta) *
June 08 – Glasgow, UK – Audio *
June 09 – Guastalla, IT – Handmade Festival
June 11 – Roma, IT – Wishlist Club
June 12 – Pomigliano D’Arco, IT – Floor Club
June 14 – Mosfellsbær, IS – Oration Festival
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Artist photo credit for article: Nedda Afsari