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This is the group-mind in action — the trio of Tim Kaiser, Jeremy Freeze and head Axis-man Brett Sova. Like the Axis: before you, it’s your time…

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VEIL OF IRON DANCES

posted November 20th, 2018

The Dream My Bones Dream is out now, a record that harks back to the fascinating days of album-oriented rock, and the by-product of that halcyon era: the concept album. Eiko Ishibashi's moved off from the tight pop sound of her previous albums to explore a nuanced, prog-inspired set, recorded and mixed by Jim O'Rourke for extra sonic profundity. Eiko is tripping through her imagination, reflecting on previously unknown parts of her late father's youth, discovering on the way that the vagaries of family and cruelty of nations... (read more)

Artists in this story: Eiko Ishibashi

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SEEING THE WORLD WITH PEARLS BEFORE SWINE

posted November 19th, 2018

Before the close of 2018, we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pearls Before Swine's quintessential psychedelic folk album Balaklava with a restored reissue of the original material (December 14th, to those who've yet to mark their calendars). Given the nature of the album and the times we live in, it's an anniversary well worth observing.

The message writ between the leaves of Balaklava - WAR NO MORE - is elegantly inscribed, conveyed with a few passing lyrical references. Tom Rapp's... (read more)

Artists in this story: Pearls Before Swine

THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER! NOVEMBER 2018

posted November 16th, 2018

NOW (AND THEN AGAIN...)

 

Yes, life might just be worth living again - and not just because of great new records coming out on Drag City. That’s a big part of it, natch, but even with the music turned down and the windows closed, we can feel the hope radiating out there. Or is that just the heat from the fears of the oppressorporate partners? People may never learn, but there’s still a few adjustments to be made before we... (read more)

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A STORM OF HALEY FOHR IS BREWING

posted November 15th, 2018

It's been a year and then some for Circuit des Yeux! The soundworld of Haley Fohr has been expanding into new dimensions since the very beginning, but following last autumn's release of Reaching For Indigo, she's bolstered her powers with uncanny focus; using her voice in ever-emboldened ways, whether singing Nico's "Elegy for Lenny Bruce", doing performance art or touring around the world with several different bands. She recently performed her soundtrack for the legendary 1923 silent film "Salome" in Chicago and New... (read more)

Artists in this story: Circuit des Yeux, Circuit des Yeux