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Drab Majesty Releases Modern Mirror Today

Chances are, if you pay attention to goth music news, you've heard of Drab Majesty. They're the otherworldly children the goth scene never asked for but desperately needed. They've used the words "tragic wave" to describe their sound, which is ever-evolving. Their imagery is decidedly distinct and draws on many influences, most notably UFO cults (like Heaven's Gate) and Greco-Roman statues.

The first time I heard of Drab Majesty was at Cold Cave's most recent tour stop in Atlanta. A woman wore a Drab Majesty t-shirt to the show, and she and a couple of others talked about their love of the band. I decided to take out my phone and search the band so I could listen later. 

The first song I heard was "Cold Souls" off their second album, The Demonstration.

The first thing that sprang to mind was The Chameleons because of the atmospheric, "sonic cathedral" sound. I love cold, dreamy and otherworldly music, and while "Cold Souls" is reminiscent of The Chameleons, Drab Majesty is undoubtedly a creation all its own. 

There are so many incredible bands associated with the goth scene forming and creating new music right now. I, for one, think Drab Majesty is the most exciting. 

Modern Mirror is Drab Majesty's third album, released today. You can order your copy from Dais Records

Give it a first listen on Drab Majesty's Bandcamp: 

Also take a look at their dreamy music video for one of their singles off of Modern Mirror, "Oxytocin," which features Kennedy Ashlyn of SRSQ and Them are Us Too.


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