Drab Majesty, composed of Deb Demure and Mona D, excited folks who last caught them in DC when they opened for Cold Cave at the Rock and Roll Hotel in January. Now, the duo returns to DC in a headlining show at Songbyrd Music House on Friday, Sept. 22.
Paivi photographed Drab Majesty in January, and then she caught them again in June when the Los Angeles band performed at Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig, Germany. (See Paivi’s photos from January here.) Included here are shots of Drab Majesty in their Wave Gotik Treffen show on June 5. (All photos copyright and courtesy of Paivi.)
Prior to launching those shows, the goth duo released a sophomore album The Demonstration via DAIS Records on Jan. 20. You can catch the album on Bandcamp:
“Crafting music that is atmospheric yet foreboding, Demure conjures up a combination of new (dark) wave, shoegaze, and post-punk, tapping influences such as Maurice Deebank (Felt), Tony McGuiness (Sad Lovers and Giants), and Geordie Walker (Killing Joke),” said the Big Takeover of the album.
Drab Majesty’s stirring performances are as arresting as their theatric music. Buy your tickets online.