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How to Get Your Record Played in Shops

Mike D takes busman's holiday on keyboards; the shards and trinkles from this brokedown music-box are slivers of aloneness, echoes of weird scenes and falsetto-hued odes all designed to break…

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TAKE A WALK WITH ROYAL FANNY DOG!

posted April 23rd, 2018

Freedom's Goblin is FREE! And honkin' down the highway as we speak. With axes, electric keys, vocal cords and full batterie, natch (plus saxophone), Ty Segall and the gang on the Freedom's Goblin World Freedom Tour (with the Europe legs kicking in late May) are lifting up our people one city at a time, with music played in exchange for a slice of OUR LIVES (and a measly few bux)! What better a time for a new single! It's a different take on the album-opener... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

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STREAM PALACE 1996

posted April 23rd, 2018

"LITTLE BLUE EYES"

John Peel, you may know, was a brilliant music curator under the employ of the BBC for many many years.  As part of his duties, he commissioned recording sessions from musicians traveling through London.  On the first Palace Brothers trip through the UK and Europe, they were invited by Peel to record four songs at he BBC’s Maida Vale studios to be broadcast later on Peel’s show.  In 1996, Drag City released two of these four songs on a 7”... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy

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DRINKS ARE LIVE! FRESH SHOTS FOR "CORNERSHOPS"

posted April 20th, 2018

The more we look it over, the new video fromDrinksconfirms our suspicion that that Cate Le Bon and Tim Presley are two extremely everyday people - it's just the world around them that's insane! Even mundane images of them standing idly about seem to wash through a technicolor prism in this video, mixed with what appear to be home movie-type shots from a tropical vacation. In this context, whether regarding groups of dancing teenagers, bathing adults or penguins milling on a beach, it... (read more)

Artists in this story: Cate Le Bon, Tim Presley, Drinks

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WILD IS THE WILL

posted April 20th, 2018

During the making of the Wolf of The Cosmos record, Will Oldham was immersed in Susanna's music.  Brian Strumke of Stillwater Artisanal Ales asked Oldham if he was down for another collaboration (the previous one got Bonny and Louisville jammers Watter together for a demonic dirge "The Devil is People").  They started talking Norway, and fortitude, and mysticism; then they retreated to their respective corners to roll up their sleeves and do their own dirty worx.  Oldham found Susanna's original for "Wild is the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy