DRAB MAJESTY + XENO AND OAKLANDER + CHASMS @ THE ECHOPLEX
Photos by Maximilian Ho Words by Neelofer Lodhy
After a successful European tour, Deb DeMure, the androgynous alter ego of Andrew Clinco, brought his captivating project Drab Majesty back to Los Angeles.
The Echoplex couldn’t have been more packed as we waited in anticipation to catch the otherworldly entity and his musical companion Mona-D. Donned in floor-length black robes, reflective glasses and painted white faces accented by black lips, the duo graced the stage just after witching hour. A wave of lo-fi recordings intertwined by Drab’s unique left-handed guitar picking washed over the dazed.
Almost instantly, we became entranced by the aesthetic of the live show which kicked off with fan favorite, “Cold Souls,” as various projections played among the back drop. Drab’s set was inclusive of both new material from The Demonstration and primary material from the noteworthy debut album Careless such as “Hallow,” and “the Foyer.”
Read our recent interview with Drab Majesty here.
Adding to the evening’s unique array of electronic music was Brooklyn based duo Xeno and Oaklander. Comprised of French transplant Liz Liz Wendelbo and Sean McBride of Maryland, we were treated to the minimal electronic sounds of analogue synthesisers accompanied by the vocals of both Wendelbo and McBride.
Chasms kicked off the evening with a heavy industrial vibe. Led by Jess Labrador and Shannon Madden, we became exposed to Labrador’s haunting vocal talents and dreamy guitar chord progressions, complemented by Madden’s booming bass lines. The duo dedicated a new track to fallen musician Cash Askew and handed out several roses to members in the crowd.