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Arnold Dreyblatt

Nodal Excitation

Minimalist avant-rock from experimentalist Dreyblatt: ultra-rhythmic overtones created from striking piano strings strung to a bass.

2015 Drag City LP version features full liner-notes and deluxe sleeve artwork.

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BILL CALLAHAN DOES OPERA

posted May 22nd, 2015

We're always down here tootin' horns about the great artists in this fam, and dang to they do us proud with every little step! Sometimes those steps cross large stretches of the ocean, see, and that's when it all gets put into perspective! Take Mr. Have Fun with God himself, Bill Callahan for example: next week the man soars, Eagle-style, to the land down under for a very special engagement, performing live two nights at the Sydney Opera House. Whoa, nelly! Yeah, it's part... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan

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IT ALL STARTED AT MIDNIGHT

posted May 22nd, 2015

Attention all you crate digging, metalhead weirdos! If you're one of those types who spend every waking hour and every hard earned dollar searching for the next big discovery, boy do we have a treat for you! Midnight is one of those "shoulda/woulda/coulda"bands that might have actually made it - had their utter youthfulness not got in the way. Hailing from the 'burbs of Chicago, Dave Hill (keys), Scott Marquart (drums), Frank Anastos (guitar, vox), and John Falstrom (bass) were all record-obsessed teenagers taking music... (read more)

Artists in this story: Midnight

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DIGITAL SOL AND FUR

posted May 19th, 2015

Along with the utterly jaw-rippin' insta-riffic Simple Songs currently bolting out of stores and onto turntables the globe over, we're also reflecting on the Jim O'Rourke of yore, reexaming former chapters from What Would J.O. Do? (The big book of Jim!) - and what's this? Selling a few choice pages as digital files! Wow. Not only can you finally "pick up" Eureka, et al, for your dadburned computer deevice, you can also indulge catalog and mouse games of two other mighty O'Outfits: Gastr... (read more)

Artists in this story: Gastr del Sol, Loose Fur, Jim O'Rourke

THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER! MAY 2015

posted May 18th, 2015

THE VAULT IN OUR STARS

Woohoopdidoo, and welcome back to the rolly-polly-coaster that is Drag City Records (and once again, Tapes!). We don’t necessarily take it as it comes, but we’re not NOT subject to vicissitudes of fate and shit, either. If you stick around long enough, you’re likely to see stuff n' thangs you never believed you'd see, much less see again! This is what makes our death wish so danged silly – it’s clear just from past experience that... (read more)