Drab Majesty – The Demonstration
Drab Majesty is an American, Los Angeles-based musical project, founded by musician Deb Demure (Andrew Clinco) while working as the drummer for the band Marriages, in 2011. Drab Majesty combine androgynous aesthetics and commanding vocals with futuristic and occult lyrics, a style Demure refers to as, “tragic wave.” To create his imposing stage presence, Demure employs costumes, makeup and props to accompany his lush, ’80s-influenced soundscapes. Since 2016, when performing live, Demure is joined onstage by keyboardist and vocalist Mona D (Alex Nicolaou). The Demonstration is their second LP, released in 2017. It is an album depicting Deb Demure as only one part of Drab Majesty’s overall being and storytelling saga. The band starts by setting up an ethereal backdrop for which the rest of the album follows. Tracks such as “Dot In The Sky” and “39 By Design” use lush, shoegaze approach to portray the fragility of humanity’s loss of self, looking only to the heavens for answers. “Cold Souls” flawlessly executes Drab Majesty’s arpeggiated finger picking signature, complete with washes of hazy noise and atmospheric reverb. With the addition of Mona D. to Drab Majesty’s mysterious portfolio, songs from The Demonstration perpetually create new meanings and depth with every listen.
Includes Download Card
Label: Dais Records
Cat. # DAIS090