Los Angeles-based shoegazes Draag recently revealed the frankly marvellous ‘Lavender Hole’ a carousel of fuzz pop guitars and Jessica Haung’s longing, ethereal vocals that disappear down the rabbit hole of someone else’s heart. It sits in the achingly glorious midpoint between the bittersweet guitar pop knack of Alvvays and the dreamy widescreen blast of Slowdive. It’s lifted from their latest recorded effort, Tracii Lordz EP. The new release follows up the band’s self titled LP, which was dropped earlier this year. The EP was produced by fellow LA experimental rocker Jeff Byron, formerly of The Mae Shi’s.
“Draag started in the fall of 2013 as the solo recording project of Adrian Acosta (guitar, programs, vocals) who would go on to recruit the rest of the band mid-way through the process. With Jessica Huang (guitar, keys, and vocals), Adrian De La Cruz (guitar), Carlos Michel (bass, sampler) and Danny Rossi (drums) in the fold, the quintet create eclectic, ambient dream rock influenced by essential Creation Records artists (My Bloody Valentine, Primal Scream, The Jesus And Mary Chain), Aphex Twin and Fugazi.”