Unknown to the I
Drab Majesty is the project of Deb DeMure, the androgynous alter-ego of L.A.-based musician Andrew Clinco and partner Mona D. With its combination of reverb-drenched guitars, synth bass lines, commanding vocals, and rhythmic drum machine beats, this project is a stark departure from Clinco’s previous stints as drummer in Marriages and Black Mare. Dubbed “Tragic Wave” and “Mid-Fi” by DeMure, Drab Majesty eloquently blends New Wave and hints of early 4AD with a futuristic originality.
A talented multi-instrumentalist, DeMure composes all of the elements of Drab Majesty. However, rather than taking personal credit for the music, DeMure insists that the inspiration for the songs is received from an other-worldly source and that Deb is merely a vessel through which outside ideas flow inward. But Drab Majesty is more than just a musical project — it’s a methodical experiment in the identity of creativity. The character Deb DeMure is an enigma that eludes all expectations of gender and ego. When DeMure’s imposing 6’ 4” figure assumes the stage, Deb’s playful, harlequin-esque appearance, tempered by an ominous body language, and clashing with the dreamy, ethereal melodies comes across as a web of contrasts. The result is a perfect balance between seemingly conflicting messages, between the high and the low, the drab and the divine.
Drab Majesty's first release for Dais Records was the Unknown to the I cassette in 2015, which featured the title track that would later appear on his debut album Careless that summer.
"Saturn Inc." and "Ultra Violet" were previously only available on CD or digitally as bonus tracks; Now, along with the Unarian Dances 12" also released on May 21, 2021, these songs were finally made available on vinyl in 45 RPM 12" format, bringing all early Drab Majesty material from the Careless era (2012-2015) to vinyl.
Remastered by Josh Bonati with package design vy Nathaniel Young.
Original Release Date: April 24, 2015
Vinyl Release Date: May 21, 2021
- Cassette | sold out
- Black in Purple Ice Vinyl EP | 200 edition sold out
- Purple/Ice Split Vinyl EP | 400 edition sold out
- Ice Vinyl EP | 600 edition sold out
- Clear Vinyl EP | 800 edition sold out
- Black in Silver Vinyl EP | 200 edition
- Purple/Black/White Splatter Vinyl EP | 400 edition
- Grey Marble Vinyl EP | 600 edition
- Black Vinyl EP
- Unknown To The I
- Ultra Violet
- Saturn Inc.