Draag Announce New Album Actually, The Quiet Is Nice

Draag Announce New Album Actually The Quiet Is Nice. The Los Angeles band's debut for Julia's war, drops on May 17th
Draag Press Photo by Devonte Johnson

Draag have announced their new EP Actually, the quiet is nice. Along with the news, the band have shared lead single “Orb weaver”. The album follows the Los Angeles bands 2023 debut Dark Fire Heresy, and their debut release Philadelphia label Julia’s War, run by They Are Gutting A Body Of Water. The EP is due out May 17th ahead of a run of tour dates supporting Wednesday.

“Jess 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,” shares Acosta, “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.”

Draag began when Adrian Acosta (songwriter, vocalist, guitarist) revived songs he recorded on his karaoke tape deck when he was 10 years old. Growing up in the northeast San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, there was nothing for kids to do. Adrian was deeply involved in the DIY punk scene there as a preteen; Backyard shows happened every weekend by word of mouth and through flyers at school, with some shows ending in drive-by shootings from rival gangs. As a kid, Acosta purposely used warped tapes and dissonant sounds without understanding what he loved about it, but upon discovering artists such as My Bloody Valentine, Boards of Canada, and Throbbing Gristle, he realized he wasn’t the only one.

After meeting Ray Montes (guitar), Nick Kelley (bass), and Eric Fabbro (drums), through many years in LA’s music community, Draag began to coalesce as the full realization of what Acosta had always dreamt of creating, connecting with like minded artists who were also deeply involved in the local scene. Jessica Huang (synth, vocals) joined the band after replying to an ad they’d posted on Craigslist, and the lineup was complete. She had a different musical upbringing, classically trained in piano and played the alto sax in marching band, and was on tumblr instead of at backyard shows.

Actually, the quiet is nice
Julia’s War

01 Your light
02 Orb weaver
03 The day has come
04 Recharge
05 Microgravity tank
06 My hell

Draag 2024 Tour Dates:

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

Pre order Actually, the quiet is nice by Draag HERE


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