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imail724
04-20-2018, 09:35 AM
This thread is overdue. Drab Majesty is quickly becoming one of my favorite bands, with The Demonstration being one of my favorite album in years. I can't believe I actually saw them live a few years ago opening for The Black Queen but didn't think to seek out their stuff afterwards. It wasn't until someone posted 39 By Design on reddit a couple weeks ago that I realized what I had been missing out on. The whole makeup/cloaks/candles thing is a bit gimmicky (and is proably the reason I didn't pay super close attention to them live), but the music is just so good that I couldn't care less about what their shtick is.

I've said it before, but Drab Majesty is currently making the best Cure songs in 20 years. I know there are plenty of Cure fans on here, as well as Black Queen fans and Cold Cave fans, and Drab Majesty is basically the best parts of all of those bands, so check them out if you haven't already.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yqn9fXzYWoo

october_midnight
04-20-2018, 09:43 AM
Love DM and am juiced to finally be able to see it all live this summer.

imail724
04-20-2018, 10:11 AM
Love DM and am juiced to finally be able to see it all live this summer.
Awesome. I wish I was familiar with them back when I saw them, I would have enjoyed it much more, but at the time I just wanted them to go away so the Black Queen could come out. So naive. Although I don't think they played anything off The Demonstration at that show since it wasn't out yet. While I think Careless is a good album, The Demonstration is just something else entirely.
Really wish I could have seen them open for Cold Cave last year.

Space Suicide
04-20-2018, 10:16 AM
The Demonstration is good and my friend got me into them. As with several people on here, seeing them with Deafheaven will be awesome.

eversonpoe
04-20-2018, 11:53 AM
Awesome. I wish I was familiar with them back when I saw them, I would have enjoyed it much more, but at the time I just wanted them to go away so the Black Queen could come out. So naive. Although I don't think they played anything off The Demonstration at that show since it wasn't out yet. While I think Careless is a good album, The Demonstration is just something else entirely.
Really wish I could have seen them open for Cold Cave last year.

i think part of why The Demonstration is so good is that Josh Eustis produced it. everything he touches is fucking gold.

imail724
04-20-2018, 12:04 PM
i think part of why The Demonstration is so good is that Josh Eustis produced it. everything he touches is fucking gold.
Yeah when I found that out, it made total sense. Hopefully he continues to produce for them/him, and if not hopefully Deb learned enough from him to follow his lead or pick another solid producer.

Exocet
04-21-2018, 02:59 AM
I feel like im in a time capsule back to 1982 when i listen to his music, its like a John Peel 1982 radio show, various influences. Joy Division, The Cure, Cocteau Twins, China Crisis, Simple Minds, the Chameleons.

I like the fact that he is unashamedly going for a 1982 sound , its sounds good!

EndlessLoveless
04-21-2018, 12:03 PM
The foyer is great as well.

The whole project is very deadsy to me. 80s dark wave sound, high society, esoteric cult like vibes, choice of keyboards and of course the baritone vocals.

Space Suicide
04-21-2018, 02:01 PM
So, since I'm pumped about the show in 3 months I finally bought a physical copy of The Demonstration on vinyl. I got the blue and white splatter repress.

imail724
04-21-2018, 02:13 PM
So, since I'm pumped about the show in 3 months I finally bought a physical copy of The Demonstration on vinyl. I got the blue and white splatter repress.Nice. I got the blue translucent one from Newbury Comics. Quickly becoming one of my most played records.

imail724
04-23-2018, 09:29 AM
A couple more of my favorites:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fYDIpvj57g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdy6dONsbQ0

thefragile_jake
04-23-2018, 12:35 PM
They're really good. Pumped to see them with Deafheaven and Uniform this summer.

deadwinterskies
04-23-2018, 10:02 PM
Posted just a few hours ago....
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bh7gygdAYfN/?hl=en&taken-by=drabmajesty

imail724
04-23-2018, 10:50 PM
Josh Eustis production confirmed!

october_midnight
04-23-2018, 11:07 PM
Uuunnnnnnngghhhhh

eversonpoe
04-24-2018, 12:56 AM
Uuunnnnnnngghhhhh

HNNNNNNNGGGGGHHHHHHHHhuuuuuuuuuuhhhhh

october_midnight
04-24-2018, 02:02 PM
We all know this already, but the last like...two minutes of 'Behind The Wall' fucking slaps.

That is all.

deepdeep
04-24-2018, 10:23 PM
Thank you imail724 for creating this thread! I first heard of Drab Majesty last December and it's incredible how quickly they have become one of my favorite bands (so similar to the speed in which NIN became a favorite after listening to Broken for the first time). I could listen to Unknown to the I on loop for days and be perfectly content. I have bought all of their vinyl in a matter of months and am thrilled to see them with Deafheaven this summer. I'm way more excited to see DM than Deafheaven, if i'm being totally honest.

I know some find their stage show and get up to be a bit much, but I am a fan. I remember watching an interview of Deb saying that modern bands are too focused on showing their true authentic self or being a bleeding heart on stage, and that DM chooses not to do this and instead be theatrical and become something else entirely other than themselves on stage. I'm into it.

Looking forward to keeping up with this thread!

Miss.Selfdestruct
05-19-2018, 05:38 PM
Love them, glad to see a thread on here for them. Stumbled into them live at Berserktown at the Teragram last year.


They're really good. Pumped to see them with Deafheaven and Uniform this summer.

Uniform is another sick new-ish band too. Are you familiar with Pharmakon?

thefragile_jake
05-19-2018, 05:43 PM
Uniform is another sick new-ish band too. Are you familiar with Pharmakon?

Yes! I own Beastial Burden on gorgeous red vinyl (https://www.instagram.com/p/-ScIKyRwVU/)! I've been really wanting to see her live.

Miss.Selfdestruct
05-19-2018, 06:47 PM
Yes! I own Beastial Burden on gorgeous red vinyl (https://www.instagram.com/p/-ScIKyRwVU/)! I've been really wanting to see her live.
That's sick! She's great, the venues she picks are very unique.

eversonpoe
05-19-2018, 07:04 PM
Uniform is another sick new-ish band too. Are you familiar with Pharmakon?

they have a new collaborative album (https://www.sacredbonesrecords.com/collections/frontpage/products/sba001-uniform-the-body-mental-wounds-not-healing) coming out with my favs, The Body! i (sadly) missed out on the super limited edition :(

thefragile_jake
05-20-2018, 10:54 AM
they have a new collaborative album (https://www.sacredbonesrecords.com/collections/frontpage/products/sba001-uniform-the-body-mental-wounds-not-healing) coming out with my favs, The Body! i (sadly) missed out on the super limited edition :(

I LOVE the Body!! They were incredibly nice guys when I saw them two years ago and they even saved the clear variant of their 2016 record for me when I Facebook messaged them.

Their new record is great too.

Miss.Selfdestruct
05-20-2018, 12:28 PM
they have a new collaborative album (https://www.sacredbonesrecords.com/collections/frontpage/products/sba001-uniform-the-body-mental-wounds-not-healing) coming out with my favs, The Body! i (sadly) missed out on the super limited edition :(
Did not know about this! Was introduced to The Body last year when they opened for Alcest. Sacred Bones has been on point with talent.

eversonpoe
05-21-2018, 11:59 AM
Did not know about this! Was introduced to The Body last year when they opened for Alcest. Sacred Bones has been on point with talent.

started a new thread so we can gush about them

october_midnight
05-25-2018, 08:23 PM
DM stars in the new She Past Away video for 'SOLUK'.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpujvWawBoI

Space Suicide
09-21-2018, 10:07 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwyZOp-NcvI

<3

deepdeep
10-24-2018, 06:13 PM
If anyone is in NYC and has no concrete plans for Halloween, Drab Majesty will be playing at Villain. Seems like the perfect day to see them!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bound-live-halloween-with-drab-majesty-tickets-49911770449

deadwinterskies
12-21-2018, 06:36 AM
Woot!
https://www.instagram.com/p/BrpHlzalX7D/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1h4i686n1j8m1/

imail724
12-21-2018, 09:26 AM
Finally. Spring seems so far away though.

arsenic
04-16-2019, 09:32 AM
https://www.daisrecords.com/products/drab-majesty-modern-mirror?variant=20253402988632


https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0251/2828/products/DAIS136_mockup_bundle_01_1024x1024.jpg?v=155526507 5

Modern Mirror is now out for preorder and will be released on July 12th.
Be quick, the limited editions vinyls are gonna sell out in a heartbeat.

The new single is here:
https://open.spotify.com/track/4uRBmhBrIcBMqJHYn9qXPJ?si=i2qICu4jQj6i73K7gpoxtg

imail724
04-16-2019, 09:45 AM
Instant pre-order! Hate that Dais makes the most limited version bundles only, so I went for the clear blue. Pumped for this and the VR Sex record.

arsenic
04-16-2019, 10:05 AM
The video for Ellipsis is now out, too:

https://youtu.be/LjBo82hQXFA

Haysey
04-16-2019, 10:12 AM
This is pretty cool sounding, something i know my dad would really love!

october_midnight
04-16-2019, 11:28 AM
Instant pre-order! Hate that Dais makes the most limited version bundles only, so I went for the clear blue. Pumped for this and the VR Sex record.

Same...the 200 w/shirt is gone...but managed to snag the blue...bought 2 shirts from their show here with Deafheaven so I've got enough DM shirts lol

frankie teardrop
04-16-2019, 01:10 PM
new track is a snooze, i'm afraid. i liked the band for a bit there, but find 1. the gimmick wearing extremely thin and 2. the music to not evolve in any meaningful way, which basically has them recording the same song for the third album in a row. it's already a tune that i've heard on a first-wave shoegaze record in 1991, and a hundred times since.

edit: rest of the album seems better, on first listen.

Space Suicide
04-17-2019, 07:29 AM
I managed to get a pre-order in of the clear red variant. Woo.

halo eighteen
04-22-2019, 11:02 AM
I mulled over the red copy for too long; Spotify had a Drab Majesty song on my weekly playlist today that got me back in the mood, but clear was the only one still available this morning. Regardless, I jumped on it!

DVYDRNS
04-23-2019, 12:16 PM
IDK. everyone was like. OMG the next Cure.

I've seen these guys a few times.

I didn't get the next cure out of them. I tried listening to the album, multiple times, and i was so bored. There are no actual songs here.

I REALLY want to like this band. but I just... don't... :/

eversonpoe
04-23-2019, 02:57 PM
IDK. everyone was like. OMG the next Cure.

I've seen these guys a few times.

I didn't get the next cure out of them. I tried listening to the album, multiple times, and i was so bored. There are no actual songs here.

I REALLY want to like this band. but I just... don't... :/

i don't think they sound like the cure at all, for what it's worth. maybe it set your expectations on the wrong track?

imail724
04-24-2019, 02:14 PM
DM-related: Second single from Andrew's other band, VR SEX's debut:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRWib3UPrp4

thefragile_jake
05-03-2019, 11:38 PM
The video for Ellipsis is now out, too:

https://youtu.be/LjBo82hQXFA

This track is so damn good. Was pumped to get a pre-order on that transparent red for the new record ... it's easily my favorite album cover of the year so far.

imail724
05-14-2019, 09:10 PM
The VR Sex album came out on Friday and it's pretty great.

october_midnight
05-21-2019, 11:38 AM
Me likey.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpfNXy-Fz5Y

october_midnight
05-21-2019, 12:18 PM
Also...I get to see DM again just after my birthday. YUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

https://scontent.fcxh3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/61227680_1722544711225396_5704256674110373888_n.jp g?_nc_cat=107&_nc_ht=scontent.fcxh3-1.fna&oh=49a9a9da7332aef3ff0a4c8e75ae961b&oe=5D57FD26

deepdeep
05-21-2019, 08:20 PM
I've nothing to add but sheer excitement for this tour! :o

Exocet
05-22-2019, 01:34 AM
i really like his new material, it sounds more 1985, his previous album was more 1981/ 1982 slighty post punk sounding

New material sounds a bit like the Replacements or mid Echo and the Bunnymen. i like these bands that are sort of doppelgangers of older artists he reminds me of another group called Ringo Deathstarr who did the same.

arsenic
06-07-2019, 07:34 AM
They debuted a new song during the current European tour.
I have an iPhone recording of last night in Birmingham for those who cannot wait (send me a PM)... not the best quality though, I’ll try to get a better version tonight in Nottingham

Mutilated
06-07-2019, 07:46 AM
If you haven't picked up the VR Sex album, do yourself a massive favour and buy it. Its brilliant.

neorev
06-07-2019, 12:39 PM
If you haven't picked up the VR Sex album, do yourself a massive favour and buy it. Its brilliant.

Agreed! Been listening to this nonstop

arsenic
06-07-2019, 05:55 PM
Due to a late start, tonight’ set was shorter than usual. Several songs were skipped, including Ellipsis :(

I managed to get a better recording of Oxytocin (the song start at around 1.30 min). The official video is reportedly coming soon

https://youtu.be/iqTt91AR07Q

imail724
06-18-2019, 11:04 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95tGVTN8TcQ


I guess Deb's not the sole-vocalist anymore? Either way, digging the hell out of this and cannot wait to have the full record in my hands and ears.

imail724
07-09-2019, 04:29 PM
My preorder shipped today! Counting down the days now...

october_midnight
07-09-2019, 09:55 PM
My preorder shipped today! Counting down the days now...

Same here, though being on the west coast dictates that I should see it by about mid 2020.

rampface
07-10-2019, 12:40 AM
The album is great. All bangers

october_midnight
07-11-2019, 10:34 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5411duvNeE

imail724
07-11-2019, 02:15 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5411duvNeE
They posted this on their IG, stating that JMJ plays bass on this track. Figured that would be noteworthy on a NIN forum.

imail724
07-12-2019, 05:37 PM
At long last! Haven't looked forward to a new album this much in a long time.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190712/f748db46b254347dcd78ba61cf91fd88.jpg

Sent from my SM-A505U using Tapatalk

richardp
07-15-2019, 09:32 AM
Finally got around to checking this group out this weekend. I'd heard about them since that Deafheaven tour but never actually heard them. But damn, I feel kinda stupid for sleeping on it now because this is goddamn phenomenal stuff. Very Depeche Mode and New Orderish. Is this new album their best one yet or are their previous albums just as good?

Mutilated
07-15-2019, 10:01 AM
Finally got around to checking this group out this weekend. I'd heard about them since that Deafheaven tour but never actually heard them. But damn, I feel kinda stupid for sleeping on it now because this is goddamn phenomenal stuff. Very Depeche Mode and New Orderish. Is this new album their best one yet or are their previous albums just as good?

In my personal opinion, the first 2 albums are better than this new one. Semantics though, because its all beautiful music. I feel lucky to listen to this band.

imail724
07-15-2019, 10:40 AM
Finally got around to checking this group out this weekend. I'd heard about them since that Deafheaven tour but never actually heard them. But damn, I feel kinda stupid for sleeping on it now because this is goddamn phenomenal stuff. Very Depeche Mode and New Orderish. Is this new album their best one yet or are their previous albums just as good?
The Demonstration is definitely their best, but I'd put the new one pretty close behind. 2>3>1

eversonpoe
07-15-2019, 08:57 PM
The Demonstration is definitely their best, but I'd put the new one pretty close behind. 2>3>1

100% agreed.

clear vinyl sounds fantastic, btw.

richardp
07-16-2019, 11:32 PM
After listening to pretty much exclusively Drab Majesty (and the new Torche) the last few days, I think I can say that at the moment the new album is my favorite of the three. But like someone previously said, it's all really good so there really isn't a bad album. Good lord though, man, Ellipsis is such a goddamn banger. It'd be interesting to see how this band would have translated in the 80s.

rampface
07-17-2019, 02:02 AM
After listening to pretty much exclusively Drab Majesty (and the new Torche) the last few days, I think I can say that at the moment the new album is my favorite of the three. But like someone previously said, it's all really good so there really isn't a bad album. Good lord though, man, Ellipsis is such a goddamn banger. It'd be interesting to see how this band would have translated in the 80s.

I agree with all of this. The more I listen, the more I think it's their best album. Ellipsis is stuck in my head on a loop

october_midnight
07-17-2019, 09:58 AM
Long Division > Ellipsis.

*ducks out*

imail724
07-17-2019, 10:36 AM
I agree with all of this. The more I listen, the more I think it's their best album. Ellipsis is stuck in my head on a loop


Long Division > Ellipsis.

*ducks out*
You guys are both wrong. Out of Sequence is the jam.

rampface
07-18-2019, 12:53 AM
Honestly any one of these songs could be someone's favorite. 8 bangers in a row

imail724
07-18-2019, 10:20 AM
Honestly any one of these songs could be someone's favorite. 8 bangers in a row
I actually agree. I'm very into Out of Sequence at the moment, but I fully expect my favorite track to change a few more times as I continue to listen. Such a great record start to finish.

eversonpoe
07-18-2019, 10:51 AM
Honestly any one of these songs could be someone's favorite. 8 bangers in a row

8 bangers, no mash

deadwinterskies
07-24-2019, 11:50 PM
Anybody else having issues with the VR Sex album on vinyl? I've had two brand new copies and each had locked grooves in different parts of Side A. I even tried increasing the tracking force on my cartridge (to the upper end of the manufacturer's suggested range). Do I just have the worst luck or is this a problematic pressing? Might have to just get the CD instead.

dlb
07-25-2019, 03:14 AM
Strange, I really cannot get into VR Sex but it's been all about the Drab recently. Can't wait for their show here in October.

On another note: has anyone met them? I'm thinking about doing an interview, but I'm not sure yet.

imail724
07-25-2019, 06:21 AM
Anybody else having issues with the VR Sex album on vinyl? I've had two brand new copies and each had locked grooves in different parts of Side A. I even tried increasing the tracking force on my cartridge (to the upper end of the manufacturer's suggested range). Do I just have the worst luck or is this a problematic pressing? Might have to just get the CD instead.I've listened to my pink copy a few times with no issues.

Space Suicide
07-26-2019, 07:26 AM
Honestly any one of these songs could be someone's favorite. 8 bangers in a row


8 bangers, no mash

The Other Side is my favorite from the album.

spahn
07-26-2019, 12:34 PM
just got into this band after hearing a review for Modern Mirror on the I Die:You Die podcast. after hearing Modern Mirror, my first reaction to it was that it was a darker version of New Order. i think the album sounds great especially if you're in the mood for some darker new-wavey type music.
now, listening to their backcatalogue, makes me want to wish i had heard of them sooner. like the OP mentioned, they are making the best Cure songs in the past 20 years. i hope i get a chance to see them on tour soon. heck, i'd love to see a Cure/Drab Majesty tour. bring out the goths again!

deepdeep
07-28-2019, 12:12 PM
Been listening to this album non-stop since it's release and it gets better and better after every play. Love that every song makes me want to contemplatively understand the lyrics on the floor and dance along to it at the same time. Oxytocin is my current favorite, I absolutely love Mona's voice, so happy they're mixing up the vocals. My only neg comment is that I wish it were longer...

Has anyone seen them on their current tour yet? I'll be going in August, I can't wait! It's a stacked bill all around, really loving the dais label.

rampface
07-28-2019, 04:59 PM
I think 8 tracks is perfect. No room for filler. Instantly replayable. I wish more artists kept things on the short side.

deepdeep
07-29-2019, 10:41 PM
All 8 tracks are excellent, i'm just being a greedy fan and want more songs :o

richardp
07-30-2019, 11:05 PM
All 8 tracks are excellent, i'm just being a greedy fan and want more songs :o

I downloaded the singles between The Demonstration and the new one and tacked them onto the end for a longer album

imail724
07-31-2019, 06:25 AM
I downloaded the singles between The Demonstration and the new one and tacked them onto the end for a longer albumAre you talking about Oak Wood, Egress, and Cannibal? Or are there others?

richardp
07-31-2019, 09:14 AM
Are you talking about Oak Wood, Egress, and Cannibal? Or are there others?

Yep, those three

deadwinterskies
08-02-2019, 04:40 PM
https://www.daisrecords.com/collections/vr-sex/products/vrsex-horseplay
New VR Sex EP announced and up for preorder.

imail724
08-02-2019, 08:26 PM
https://www.daisrecords.com/collections/vr-sex/products/vrsex-horseplay
New VR Sex EP announced and up for preorder.This ep actually came out before the album, it's just being released on vinyl for the first time now.

imail724
08-10-2019, 01:11 PM
Last night in NY

B0_X8i9H_zC

october_midnight
08-20-2019, 03:29 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urHt3vsiMCU

october_midnight
08-28-2019, 10:31 AM
They're not holograms!

https://scontent.fcxh3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.15752-9/70127819_384808075552682_6609939674813169664_n.jpg ?_nc_cat=106&_nc_eui2=AeHkq_RfJzOt27k3jyShXz_WI6Xo_ePwt8ws65UJZ abMGiu83oM5GIaMwXpFYNwMLK8EfA-8yYwZq4i5-HcYRzk7Ly9EsdVEIsoOJn_Mop0zbQ&_nc_oc=AQnTrO7G5MUEY-fEl6X9o0-QaePx_UsKY6WYoNvAu53hrKhkIhqxqny5E7-FRe4axr0&_nc_ht=scontent.fcxh3-1.fna&oh=076f11fdc2a7a13ed1636487f26ef676&oe=5DCA0D13