Los Angeles bedroom doom-pop solo project Plague Vacation release debut EP »Extended Play« via Dune Altar
Los Angeles, California based bedroom doom-pop solo project Plague Vacation presents debut EP, »Extended Play«, which was just released yesterday, March 10th, 2023 via Dune Altar.
Listen to »Extended Play« EP on all streaming platforms!
02. Wasted Years (Iron Maiden cover)
Courtesy of Dune Altar:
Plague Vacation is a brand-new solo project by musician and filmmaker Derek DeRoche (formerly of Oakland doomgaze band Dustern). His debut EP, »Extended Play«, features one 11-minute original dreamy, pop-metal, sadcore opus and an otherworldly cover of Iron Maiden’s »Wasted Years«. He achieved his sound through a layering of MIDI drums, soft-synth bass lines, a combination of bedroom practice amp guitar tracks and other guitar tracks re-amped through deafeningly cranked amplifiers, and vocals run through artfully overdone pitch correction and other magical manipulations.
The result, coupled with lyrics that dive in and out of personal crisis and pandemic-era isolation, is a heavy but hopeful music for the contradictions of our times.
All instruments, vocals & editing by Derek DeRoche.
Mixed and mastered by Justin Weis (Pallbearer, Agalloch, The Coup) at Trakworx.
»Wasted Years« written by Adrian Smith.
Cover design by Plague Vacation.
Artist logo by LiHe Han.
»Extended Play« is available digitally and on limited edition cassette as of March 10, 2023 via eclectic Los Angeles label, Dune Altar.
Get your copy at this location!
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That cheered me up! Good going, Derek