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my brother's ex-girlfriend clued me into this band nearly two years ago when i returned stateside from MYANMAR. at that point i felt utterly discombobulated emotionally (i had decided to not pursue my teaching career any further), geographically and politically. DRAB MAJESTY's 2017 effort THE DEMONSTRATION turned out to be the perfect soundtrack to that feel of isolation and detachment.
much like JAPANESE BREAKFAST hit a sweet spot with all the SHOEGAZE and INDIE ROCK bands i grew up loving, DRAB MAJESTY are basically an amalgamation of all my favorite 80s post-punk, GOTH ROCK and NEW WAVE bands, matching THE CURE's textual keyboards and droning guitar riffs with THE SMITHS' sense of melody and ringing guitar heroics.
plus they write really great songs. i cannot recommend them highly enough. they recently released a new album MODERN MIRROR that is definitely worth checking out in addition to their catalogue.