Los Angeles based Andrew Cinco first started out in the local trio Marriages, until forming the solo project Drab Majesty in 2015. He's fast become a regular on the local imprint Dais - label boss Gibby Miller has released two LPs (2015's Careless and this year's Demonstration) in addition to a bunch of EPs: this being the third thus far. Oak Wood is dedicated to Cash Askew, the frontwoman of Them Are Us Too, who sadly perished in the tragic Ghost Ship fire in Oakland earlier this year. The sombre synth-pop of the title title track creates a captivating contrast with its sugary synth arpeggios offset by gothic vocals. On the flip, "Egress" makes use of shoegaze guitars in a similar fashion to the artist it is dedicated to, across its splendid three minute duration. For those of you who have not seen it yet, we would highly recommend Jason Blalock's documentary 'In The Wake Of The Ghost Ship' which gives an informative history into the Ghost Ship venue, in addition to other similarly important DIY venues across the United States: which are now facing an uncertain future in the wake of the tragedy.
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