The Drood
Psychic Institute

Released: 22 April 2022

Photo by Daniel Watts
the drood – psychic institute
electronic magic
The Drood release their single and video Psychic Institute and it is certainly a good one in fact it is electronic magic. The synths and vocals and a body moving beat all together make this so great.

It has an early electronic feel yet is not in anyway dated it certainly sits well with other industrial artists music.

The video looks so good to with CGI overlays etc making the video match the music in such a perfect way.

A true collaboration of music and video – magical.


Denver Colorado post-industrial electronic duo, The Drood, have returned to the airwaves with their otherworldly air and dark post-rock panache via their latest single, Psychic Institute

With the Gary Numan-Esque vocals, psychedelically oscillating textures that weave around shoegazey dream-like layers, Psychic Institute is entrancing in every conceivable way. While the beats bring the energy, the lyrics and vocals tap into a sense of mystic ennui for the way the world clings to empty sentimentality.

The Drood plan to release a string of new singles and music videos throughout 2022, after the release of Psychic Institute, which was recorded in the band’s studio in Lafayette, engineered by Nathan Jamiel and Daniel Watts, mixed by Daniel Watts and mastered by SoundLab in Portland, OR


Das postindustrielle Elektronikduo The Drood aus Denver Colorado ist mit ihrer jenseitigen Luft und ihrem dunklen Post-Rock-Panache über ihre neueste Single Psychic Institute in den Äther zurückgekehrt

Mit dem Gary Numan-Esque Vocals, psychedelisch oszillierenden Texturen, die sich um shoegazey traumhafte Schichten weben, tritt das Psychic Institute auf jede erdenkliche Weise ein. Während die Beats die Energie bringen, erschließen die Texte und der Gesang ein Gefühl mystischer Ennui für die Art und Weise, wie sich die Welt an leere Sentimentalität klammert.

The Drood plant, im Laufe des Jahres 2022 eine Reihe neuer Singles und Musikvideos zu veröffentlichen, nach der Veröffentlichung des Psychic Institute, das im Studio der Band in Lafayette aufgenommen wurde, von Nathan Jamiel und Daniel Watts entwickelt, gemischt von Daniel Watts und gemastert von SoundLab in Portland, OR

Sentimental schlock
that meant so much to you
Resonates of hollowness inside
Forcing saccharin optimistic platitudes

While you lie
And writhe

While you lie
And writhe

Sentimental schlock
that meant so much to you
Resonates of hollowness inside
Forcing saccharin optimistic platitudes

While you lie

Sentimental schlock
that meant so much to you
Resonates of hollowness inside
Forcing saccharin optimistic platitudes

While you lie

The Drood is an Electronic-Rock band from Denver, Colorado featuring Nathan Jamiel and Daniel Watts . Their dark, dream-like sound pulls creatively from the fringes of Post-Rock, Psychedelic, Shoegaze, Industrial and more. There is an other-worldliness and intensity to their music which seeks to speak to the soul, and a fascinating overlap between mysticism and skepticism, inspiration and despair. The Drood encourages the listener to encounter the abnormal, the uncomfortable, and the beautiful.

In 2012 The Drood was established by vocalist and guitarist Nathan Jamiel, percussionist Daniel Watts, bassist Hayden Peltier and keyboardist Stuart Mizrahi as a side project to their primary live electronic band In Better Senses which was already a mainstay of the experimental, noise and industrial music scenes orbiting the Denver-based Backwards Records.

In 2013 Stuart Mizrahi left the band and The Drood began making music in earnest, collaborating and recording with various artists including keyboardist Tara Earl and guitarist Fletcher Williams among others. Orbit Service, a band which both Jamiel and Watts have also occasionally performed-in, and its pilot Randal Frazier helped The Drood establish themselves as a live act on Denver stages.

In 2016 The Drood released their first full-length album The Drood (self-titled) as a limited-print CD. The album was entirely self-produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by the band in their home studio in Lafayette, Colorado.

In 2017 Hayden Peltier left the band and The Drood officially settled into its current two-person configuration with Nathan and Daniel. Since his departure Peltier has occasionally performed live with the band and has collaborated on a number of recordings.

In 2018 The Drood headlined a weekend show at Ophelia's Electric Soapbox, one of Denver's most sought-after live venues, to much success, and released two singles with accompanying music videos for their songs Psychosphere and Charles Mangrove.

In 2019 The Drood was one of two opening acts to play before the international touring band The Legendary Pink Dots at a sold-out special Halloween show in Denver and released their limited-print CDR SINGLES which featured songs previously only available digitally.

In 2020 The Drood were scheduled to join Dead Voices on Air and Orbit Service for a five-city south-western US tour which was indefinitely postponed due to the pandemic. The band took a long break to be safe and to be with family but managed to wrap-up production on their second full-length studio album Totally Comfortable™ which they released on Halloween of 2020.

In 2021 The Drood released Totally Comfortable™ on 12" 180g white vinyl and popped-up for a live show at Lost Lake in mid-July in Denver. Capping-off the year The Drood performed live on Radio 1190 in Boulder, Colorado.

Pandemic-forced introspection forged new creative paths for the band which culminated in the creation of a number of new songs and videos currently in various stages of completion. The first of this new breed of material is the single It Must Needs Wither featuring an animated music video by artist Tom Nelsen which was released on Jan 25th 2022 and premiered after a live performance by The Drood on the Kabaret show on KGNU radio.

Music by The Drood

Vocals, Guitars & Synths by Nathan Jamiel
Drums, Percussion & Synths by Daniel Watts

Produced by The Drood
Recorded by The Drood
Mixed by Daniel Watts
Mastered by SoundLab in Portland

Music video by Tom Nelsen (Sense from Nonsense)

Cover art by Tom Nelsen
Cover design by Daniel Watts

Released April 21st, 2022

© Copyright 2022 The Drood

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