Our favorite interdimensional Alien darkwaver Deb Demure aka Drab Majesty has released his first new material since early 2017’s melancholic post-punk opus—The Demonstration.
Available today is a new two-song 7inch, “Oak Wood b/w Egress,” which is being released for DAIS Records 10th Anniversary celebration which is being being held at The Regent in Los Angeles on Saturday.
The 7 inch feature’s two new songs—the first being the somber synth mediation on the feeling loss and grief in the wake of losing a friend—Them Are Us Too’s Cash Askew.
Deb Demure elaborates:
“Oak Wood’ was a song received a couple of weeks following the Ghostship tragedy in Oakland. The DAIS family lost one of its 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.” Side B of the record features the new song “Egress” which “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” said Demure. “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 Oak Wood b/w Egress 7inch is limited to 100 on Light Blue, 400 on Split Clear/Blue, and 500 on Black. 200 copies of assorted colors from the pressing are signed editions and will be only available at Drab Majesty live gigs.
Proceeds from Drab Majesty#s tour edition will go directly to Oakland fire relief charities.
Order at daisrecords.com.
DRAB MAJESTY Tourdates:
9/01 – San Diego, CA – Space*
9/02 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent*
9/03 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress*
9/07 – El Paso, TX – The Perch %*
9/08 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger %*
9/09 – Austin, TX – Barracuda %*
9/11 – Dallas, TX – Three Links %*
9/13 – Houston, TX – The Secret Group %*
9/14 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa $*
9/15 – Memphis, TX – Hi Tone $*
9/16 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In $*
9/18 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl $*
9/19 – Savannah, GA – The Jinx ^$*
9/20 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter *
9/21 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery *
9/22 – Washington, DC – Songbyrd *
9/23 – Brooklyn, NY – Sunnyvale *
9/24 – Philadelphia, PA – Philamoca *
9/25 – Boston, MA – Middle East *
9/26 – Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz *
9/27 – Toronto, ON – Baby G *
9/29 – Chicago, IL – Cold Waves Festival
9/30 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall =
10/2 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry
10/4 – Denver, CO – Milk Bar
10/5 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
10/6 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
10/7 – Seattle, WA – Laser Dome +
10/8 – Vancouver, BC – Cobalt +
10/10 – Portland, OR – Holocene +
10/12 – Sacramento, CA – Low Brau +
10/13 – San Francisco, CA – TBA +
10/20 – Los Angeles, CA – Cloak & Dagger Fest
(^ w/ Boy Harsher)
($ w/ Pyramid Club)
(+ w/ Some Ember)
(* w/ Kontravoid)
(% w/ SRSQ (ex- Them Are Us Too))
(= w/ Cold Cave)