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Perfume

Smells like 30 new minutes of new music via seven new electric hues, shocks of light that flagrantly provoke the dark, a posy’s clutch of purple, fuchsia, green and snowy…

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WAND HIT THE ROAD, ADD WEST COAST DATES

posted May 25th, 2018

"Perfume" is in the air; so close we can almost smell it! Even with just seven songs, the fullness of the Wand experience radiates forth from this new EP-- a fresh slab of vibrant rock and buoyant and elastic pop. It's familiar and comforting, yet dreamlike; a broadcast that drifts your mind high - so take a whiff, and fill your lungs deep! Let the pheromones paralyze your earthly bodies and the sensory overload quiet your nerves. The change you have hungered for is... (read more)

Artists in this story: Wand

THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER! MAY 2018

posted May 25th, 2018

UNIVERSAL HEARTBURN

Beauty can be sad; we're all proof of that - and when the damage is done, we tend to look back and find the beauty of the meaning in everything that came before. We're just as inclined as everybody else to push the nostalgia button - after all, all our old used-to-be's number in the thousands (of songs)! Why not wander through the past, pausing thoughtfully to touch an artifact here and there? We advocate this activity. And if... (read more)

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ENJOY YOUR FAVORITE DRINKS AT THE CLUB

posted May 22nd, 2018

Drinks are Cate Le Bon and Tim Presley. They've just released their second album, Hippo Lite, and have decided to grace select stages across the USA to perform it. Celebrate! What can one say about Hippo Lite? How about the following: "whirring, eliptical and feverish" (Mojo);"a mini-adyssey in quiet post-punk experimentation, brought to life with playfulness, eccentricity, and sly compositional sophistication" (Pitchfork); "An Absorbing and clever (album) that gets stranger as it goes on" (The Guardian); "a beautifully strange bit of primitivistic... (read more)

Artists in this story: Drinks

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STREAM WILL OLDHAM 2000

posted May 21st, 2018

Continuing in the Colonel Parker model, the powers that bleat saw fit to collect a patchwork of Palace Musics and Will Oldham songs for a follow-up to LOST BLUES AND OTHER SONGS.  Mostly it was an act of gentle rebellion against the failure of the GUARAPERO session in Cotati, California, which cost a lot of effort and money.  There were great performances recorded at that session, two of which, “Call Me a Liar” and “The Sugarcane Juice Drinker” are collected on this LOST BLUES... (read more)

Artists in this story: Rian Murphy & Will Oldham, Will Oldham