Drab Majesty honors the memory of Cash Askew in new song ‘Oak Wood’

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’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.

Photo by: Alex Brown

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)

 

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