Drab Majesty has revealed the third single from their new LP Modern Mirror, which is set for release on July 12th via Dais Records.


Blowing the dust off the myth of Ovid’s “Narcissus”, Deb Demure

 and Mona D are taking the story from antiquity and marrying it with a Black Mirror like allegories fused with their own brand of sci-fi pop romanticism in an age that lacks connection and intimacy.

Synth player Mona D commented on new single “Oxytocin”, saying:

 “The music was written on a demo rig by Deb while in the backstage of a Warsaw venue waiting to soundcheck. We were on tour with Kaelan Mikla and they were sound-checking while Deb offered this 2-chord repetitive idea that he later expanded upon to create to music for the song. Lyrically the track points to the salad days of a relationship and it’s fleeting energy – The games that are played to maintain the magic. Oxytocin is this fleeting energy of the initial love bond – that seminal semi-permanent spark of enlightenment and obsession only to expire over the course of time and experience.”

The track comes accompanied by a striking video, reminiscent of Dangerous Liaisons, and directed by Leigh Violet, who explains it:

“We’re invited subtly inward, beyond the persona into a vulnerable zone, calling to the surface subtle insights about the alternate environs Drab Majesty seem to inhabit. A mood piece eschewing narrative in favour of aesthetic intuition, the video captures a fleeting space between dimensions that disappears again just when we begin to latch hold.”

Watch the video below, featuring a cameo by SRSQ’s Kennedy Ashlyn:

Modern Mirror is produced by Josh Eustis (Telefon Tel Aviv) and mastered by Dave Cooley, with appearances by Jasamine White-Gluz (No Joy) and Justin Meldal-Johnson (NIN, Beck, M83, Air). Packaging and design by Juan Mendez of Jealous God/Silent Servant. Photography by Nedda Afsari (Muted Fawn).

First edition pressing on of the album is available on 45 RPM hi-fi double LP, packaged in 24pt sturdy wide spine reverse board jacket with two reverse board euro sleeve lyric inserts. The CD Edition comes packaged in classic clear jewel case inside a spined reverse board slip-case with lyric booklet.

Modern Mirror is due out July 12th.

Pre-order Here

Drab Majesty European tour dates:

  • Sept 18 – London, UK – Dingwalls
  • Sept 19 – Manchester, UK – Soup Kitchen
  • Sept 21 – Leeds, UK – Wharf Chambers
  • Sept 22 – Cardiff, UK – Clwb Ifor Bach
  • Sept 24 – Paris, FR – Petit Bain
  • Sept 25 – Lille, FR – L’Aeronef
  • Sept 26 – Nijmegen, NL – Merleyn
  • Sept 27 – Antwerp, BE – Het Bos
  • Sept 28 – Utrecht, NL – DB´s
  • Sept 30 – Köln, DE – Bumann & Sohn
  • Oct 01 – Wiesbaden, DE – Schlachthof
  • Oct 02 – München, DE – Ampere
  • Oct 03 – Leipzig, DE – Conne Island
  • Oct 04 – Hannover, DE – Bei Chez Heinz
  • Oct 05 – Berlin, DE – Bi Nuu
  • Oct 11 – Athens, GR – The Temple
  • Oct 15 – Hamburg, DE – Übel & Gefährlich
  • Oct 16 – Copenhagen, DK – Vega
  • Oct 17 – Gothenborg, SE – Musikens Hus
  • Oct 18 – Oslo, NO – BLA
  • Oct 19 – Stockholm, SE – Fristaden
  • Oct 20 – Malmo, SE – Plan B
  • Oct 22 – Poznan, PL – Pod Minogą
  • Oct 23 – Gdansk, PL – Drizzly Grizzly
  • Oct 24 – Warsaw, PL – Hydrozagadka
  • Oct 25 – Prague, CZ – Klub 007
  • Oct 26 – Bratislava, SK – Kulturák klub
  • Oct 28 – Budapest, HU – Dürer Kert
  • Oct 29 – Wien, AT – Arena
  • Oct 30 Lubijana, SL – Gromka
  • Oct 31 – Vicenza, IT – Vinilie
  • Nov 01 – Martigny, CH – Caves du Manoir
  • Nov 02 – Ravenna, IT – Bronson

* with She Past Away

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