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Pearls Before Swine

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From 1968: the second album — and second masterpiece from Tom Rapp's merry band. A host of NYC session players augments the OG Pearls gang, progressing the sound into…

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THE SOUND IN YOUR EAR IS DEFORMING LOBES

posted January 22nd, 2019

In 2018, Ty Segall and the The Freedom Band -- Mikal Cronin, Charles Moothart, Emmett Kelly, and Ben Boye -- stormed the world in support of Freedom's Goblin, playing songs from Ty's catalog in a series of ecstatic setlists. Each night, they sought freedom for themselves and the audience, even it if was just one night of emancipation from the world's numbing chill. Then they went and did it again the next night! That blunt-force impact of The Freedom Band in full... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

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YOU CAN ONLY TRUST YOURSELF AND EVERY DRAG CITY RECORD

posted January 18th, 2019

If good news comes in threes, what about 3 x 10? That makes 30, according to our specially-obtained higher maths skillz, and so all of a damn sudden do we too make 30 here at Drag City. All year long we'll be celebrating our thirty big ones with a series of special shows - and given that we prefer ALL our events to be as unpredictable and momentous as the sight of a rocket hurdling towards its historic cleavature of the moon, this bodes for... (read more)

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TIM'S GOT JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED

posted January 17th, 2019

Rock! It crunches beneath your feet as they shuffle their infinite pattern, it echoes down deep in the chasm when you leap across. Tim Presley knows how it feels as it crashes against him; now White Fence is sinuously tooled up to shoot out neighborhood lights everywhere. Exquisite guitar extroversion! 

Throughout the epic daze of these 20teens, we've known/loved the music of White Fence, growing increasingly addicted to their contempo-psych twisted pop tunes, all marked by a distinctive signature; the classically-informed pop... (read more)

Artists in this story: White Fence, Tim Presley

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NEIL HAMBURGER LEADS THE STRAIGHT LIFE

posted January 16th, 2019

Neil Hamburger is once again singing in front of a band with his new album, Still Dwelling! This time, instead of pandering to the US of Red States with more contempo-country rock as he did on Sings Country Winners,"America's Funnyman" is letting a song go out of his heart (thirteen of 'em, actually! (Songs, not hearts)) with assistance from the great hitmakers of the past century. Yes, Still Dwelling is a lushly orchestrated covers record, with an original thrown in for good measure!  

So does... (read more)

Artists in this story: Neil Hamburger