We’re excited to welcome draag as our February residency artist performing every Monday at The Echo + Echoplex!
“L.A.-based five-piece draag make music that’s the perfect soundtrack for insomniacs: a spellbinding mixture of shoegaze, new wave, pop and grunge that sounds the way it feels to amble through a haze in the wake of sleepless night after sleepless night.” – Paste Magazine
Emerging in the fall of 2013 in a garage full of broken, sentimental equipment, draag began as a solo project of Adrian Acosta, trained as a mariachi singer by his father who was an established norteño musician. He went on to recruit members influenced by disparate upbringings in the worlds of underground punk, no wave, experimental jazz, and classical music training.
draag has since evolved into a blissfully painful wall of sound interweaving shoegaze, ambient, electro-industrial, sludge, and something akin to Sleep meets Stereolab. They gained a reputation for their sonically immersive live shows, transforming the most DIY sites into sophisticated spaces once described as a dive into a Neptunian air chamber – a storm in slow motion.
“Nontoxic Process,” a compilation of tracks released in 2018 with the first single “Sorry (Dispensa)” premiered by Noisey, was created in the midst of severe health complications, forcing the band to write in a visceral and honest form without pretension. Check out the music video for their track “Ghost Leak” below!
You can catch draag every Monday in February at The Echo + Echoplex
Feb 3: draag w/ Alms, Foliage, The Shaking Hands, and DJ Marina (The Witching Hours KXLU) at The Echo
Feb 10: Pretty But Wicked Presents: draag w/ Gold Cage, Orchin, Sprain, and Bloome DJ at Echoplex
Feb 17: draag w/ Dustin Wong & Brin, Night Dreamer, Soft Blue Shimmer, and DJ Asa Nakagawa at Echoplex
Feb 24: Baklava Presents: draag w/ Shaki Tavi, Sam Wilkes, Alaska Reid, and DJ Reptilianaire at The Echo
Check out their MIX TAKEOVER below!