Thursday, April 4, 2024

Draag - "Orb Weaver"

Photo by Devonte Johnson

Hailing from Los Angeles, Draag make music that can best be described as shoegaze, although that's not completely accurate. Their latest single, "Orb Weaver," has that dreamy sound associated with shoegaze, but Draag take the genre off in their own direction. The guitars sound warped, and it's more of a small wave of sound brushing against your legs than the typical overpowering wave most shoegaze artists use. "Orb Weaver" takes the forty or so year old genre and moves it forward, and also a little bit to the left.

Adrian Acosta says of his band's latest single:

“Jess [Huang] and I go on night walks in our neighborhood often, probably because there’s no one around and we are obsessed with the eerie nostalgic quality of empty neighborhoods. One summer, it was very hard to walk without running into a big orb weaver web. I have a severe fear of spiders. I used the night walks as a form of therapy but it got me in a fearful state instead and dwelling on dark thoughts.”

You can watch the video for "Orb Weaver" below. Actually, the quiet is nice is due out May 17 on Julia's War. For more on Draab, check out the band's website. Upcoming tour dates supporting Wednesday are below the video.

05/14 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf 

05/15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom 

05/16 – San Diego, CA @ Quartyard 

05/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Bellwether 

05/18 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore 

05/20 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall 

05/21 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre 

05/22 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre 

05/24 – Missoula, MT @ Zootown Arts Community Center 

05/25 – Bozeman, MT @ The ELM 

05/28 – Denver, CO @ The Gothic Theatre 

05/30 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown

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