Today, Draag have shared their fantastic cover of Throbbing Gristle’s “Discipline.” Following “Lansing” (Vinyl Williams) and “Loro” (Pinback) covers, indie-shoegaze quintet Draag are back with another one this week from Throbbing Gristle. This is the fourth release in a series to be shared by the LA band each week leading up to October 9, when their Covers EP will drop. The project also features versions of songs by Deerhunter, Milton and Goon. When the band’s plans for a summer tour were cancelled due to COVID, the group “decided we’d use the time we’d spend on the road to make this EP instead, sending stems back and forth to each other. The choice of songs to cover was very stream of consciousness – instinctually chosen from a combination of Twitter recommendations and artists that expand the definition of music to us.” Discipline” follows Draag’s run of tasteful selections and unique takes on great songs.
Draag are inspired by the sounds of Sonic Youth, Boards of Canada and My Bloody Valentine. The band has played shows with the likes of Reggie Watts, Part Time, Vinyl Williams, Goon, Young Jesus, Girl Friday and beyond. What began as a solo project turned into much more when Adrian Acosta, trained as a mariachi singer by his established norteño musician father, recruited other members (Jessica Huang, Nick Kelley, Ray Montes and Shane Graham) from disparate upbringings in the worlds of underground punk, no wave, experimental jazz, and classical music training.
Draag on “Discipline:”
“When our worlds change, we are forced to adapt. Discipline touches on our ability to cope as we seek answers. It is a cry for help while also staying grounded.”