Drunk Dial Records recently released a new 7″ from Austin, TX’s Drakulas. Now the band is back with a new video for the single “Shame.”
For those who don’t know, here’s how Drunk Dial Records operates: they invite artists they adore into a recording studio to write and record an original song and cover a classic tune in one session. But there’s a catch! The artist or band in question must compose and perform these songs while inebriated. The recordings are then released as a 7″ vinyl single.
The latest 7’ has Austin, TX band, Drakulas, doing the original “Shame” backed with a cover of Jim Carroll’s “Three Sisters.” A sonic marriage of proto-punk, garage, 1980’s synth and new wave with lyrical content to match, Drakulas are a concept band donning black turtlenecks & medallions who exist in a fictionalized, late-’70s metropolis soundtracked by drugs, pornography, video games, nightclubs, art movements and a little bit of an occult esoterica to spare.