Due out July 12 on Dais Records / Check out the video for lead single “Ellipsis”

Drab Majesty have announced details of a new album, Modern Mirror, set for release on July 12th via Dais Records, and have shared a first single and touring plans.

Over the course of two records the LA-based project of Deb Demure and Mona D has steadily built a devoted fan base worldwide with their singular hypnotic sound and mysterious, constantly-evolving presence. Following intense touring in support of the first two albums, including 2018 runs with The Smashing Pumpkins and Deafheaven, they escaped to the inspirational landscapes of Athens, Greece to channel the songs for their most ambitious album creation yet: Modern Mirror.

Blowing the dust off the antiquarian myth of Ovid’s “Narcissus”, Drab Majesty use its premise as groundwork for a modern reinterpretation. Each song on the record tells a piece of the story in which the listener’s own self-identity has become warped and dissociated through rapidly expanding technology, losing touch with the origins of their own personalities.

New single Ellipsis romantically plays up the distorted concept of courting through modern technology in a world that has yet to adapt. It has been brought to life in a video directed by Thomas McMahan.

Modern Mirror fuses synth-pop-noir aesthetics within the cautious instruction of Greek mythology and modern science fiction, birthing a hybrid of romantic dreamy malaise, captured for a future moment.  It’s a journey of self-reflection, nostalgia, love, beauty, and heartbreak told across eight addictive and emotional synth pop anthems – a seemingly classic tale delivered unblinkingly through the frame of the modern world.

Modern Mirror  was produced by Josh Eustis (Telefon Tel Aviv) and mastered by Dave Cooley, with appearances by Jasamine White-Gluz (No Joyand Justin Meldal-Johnson (NIN, Beck, M83, Air) with packaging and design by Juan Mendez of Jealous God/Silent Servant.

Modern Mirror  will be released on July 12th via Dais Records. Pre-orders have been posted here.

Modern Mirror  track list:

  1. A Dialogue
  2. The Other Side
  3. Ellipsis
  4. Noise of the Void
  5. Dolls in the Dark
  6. Oxytocin
  7. Long Division
  8. Out of Sequence

Drab Majesty tour dates:

April 15 – Moscow, RU – Pluton

April 6 – St. Petersburg, RU – Serdce

April 17 – Rostov, RU – Line

May 10 – Austin, TX – KVRX Festival

May 17 – Chicago, IL – Garfield Park Conservatory

May 28 – Istanbul, TR – Zorlu PSM

June 01- Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound

June 02 – Dublin, IE – Workman’s Club

June 06 – Birmingham, UK – The Flapper

June 07 – Nottingham, UK – Rock City (Beta) *

June 08 – Glasgow, UK – Audio *

June 09 – Guastalla, IT – Handmade Festival

June 11 – Roma, IT – Wishlist Club

June 12 – Pomigliano D’Arco, IT – Floor Club

June 14 – Mosfellsbær, IS – Oration Festival


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