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GANG WARRIORS! COME OUT AND PLAY!

posted February 26th, 2015

The year is 1982. Ronald Reagan is president; AIDS and crack cocaine are rampant and are threatening to destroy entire communities. Nuclear war is imminent. It's a time of extreme excess and egregious despair. It's the absolute perfect climate for a change---a revolution is in the air and Frederick Michael St. Jude is bringin' it to the people!

Derived from this inspirational storm, FM St. Jude's 13-song, revolutionary journey is called Gang War! Gang War delves right into the grim vision... (read more)

Artists in this story: Frederick Michael St. Jude

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PURLING HISS HURLING THEMSELVES TO EUROPE

posted February 25th, 2015

Mike Polizze and his band of gnarled up luv-bros, otherwise known as Purling Hiss, are one again cooking to boil over! Having hibernated much of the winter to rest up from the rigors of their North American tour last fall, the Hiss are poised to crash the grids of the international zone: Europeans all over, rev up them tube amps, it's time to fry! Re-acquaint yourself with Weirdon, the explosive, fist-pumping guitar-gasm with more hits per square inch than Rocky Balboa's face, released... (read more)

Artists in this story: Purling Hiss

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ALTER YOUR VISUAL MIND WITH THIS VIDEO FROM THE SILENCE!

posted February 19th, 2015

Hey hey, my my, rock 'n roll can never die! And thanks to The Silence, it's alive and kickin' out the jams! Drawing deep into a collective musical soul that extends many eras into the past, The Silence fill your ears with an abundance of heavy rhythms and flowing melodies. It's a sound that transcends traditional psychedelic rock by providing a broad sonic pallet, one that's dusted with timeless elements. This soon-to-be-classic was masterfully produced with no digital interference; thus, analog instrumental colors leap... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ghost, Masaki Batoh, The Silence

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SIR RICHARD BISHOP COMES OUT OF HIDING WITH NEW VIDEO, TOUR DATES!

posted February 17th, 2015

Rejoice, today is a noble holiday in the land of Drag City!  First, 'tis the official release date for Sir Richard Bishop's elegant and expansive Tangier Sessions! Comprised entirely of improvised pieces, Tangier Sessions features Sir Rick's focused guitar playing as a mortal extension of his other-worldly anatomy (fretting- and strumming-hands, specifically)! Generating sensory illuminations under the spell of his recently acquired, ancient, and mysterious parlor guitar, each visceral strum and strike of guitar enlightenment on Tangier Sessions is smoothly rendered for... (read more)

Artists in this story: Sir Richard Bishop

THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER! FEBRUARY 2015

posted February 17th, 2015

THE WORDS THAT COULD HAPPEN  

Good morning, good morning – and welcome to another day in the life of Drag City Records, here in the only world we’ll ever know. But in this world, we are a vessel, and life pours through us: ours and other lives like it. This is our joy, to be involved in the passage, the way through from on beyond for so many weird and wonderful people’s inspiration. Our dream is to make records. As Weird War ... (read more)

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FANS MAKE NOISE FOR THE SILENCE!

posted February 12th, 2015

It's been a little over one week since we shared the first sweet strains of Masaki Batoh's new band, The Silence. "Lemon Iro No Cannabis" is a drug that keeps on drugging all the heads who can't get enough - folks like you and we, who never want The Silence to end! If it hasn't sunk in yet, the sounds of The Silence were captured in a 100% analog fashion - from recording to mixing to mastering, not a single digital element was... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ghost, Masaki Batoh, The Silence

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EARDRUM BUZZ: STREAM THE NEW SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE ON NPR'S FIRST LISTEN

posted February 9th, 2015

As the constructs of the new Hexadic album spill out into our air, there's definitely a feeling of atmospheric pressure surrounding our earspace. Part of this is just the way Six Organs of Admittance IS - and part of it is because of what the Wizard of 6OOA, Ben Chasny, has been doing with his time since Ascent. Over the last two years, he's been working constantly to develop a alternative system of musical composition (in a laboratory located within a castle,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Six Organs of Admittance, Elisa Ambrogio

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N.E.W. DEATH FOR THE WHOLE WORLD TO HEAR!

posted February 6th, 2015

Since the discovery of Death in 2008 and the release of the archival LP ...For The Whole World To See, the story has been often told: three African-American brothers: David, Dannis and Bobby Hackney, tapped into the surging energy of their hometown rock-and-roll scene (mid-70s Detroit) to produce a style and a set of songs that, while completely unappreciated in their day, proved later to be a powerful missing link in the evolution of punk rock.

It's been an EPIC... (read more)

Artists in this story: Death

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A FEAST ON YOUR EYES: ALASDAIR ROBERTS DROPS VID FOR "IN DISPRAISE OF HUNGER"

posted February 6th, 2015

 Alasdair Roberts' new self-titled album made it's way into the world just last week, moving with a sense of humility, of gravity and of confidence, which is where the best music comes from; naturally, instinctively and as needed. Evident upon listening is the sound of fulfillment in the Scottish singer's performance, his ability to create striking songs with the concise plucking of strings and very little else. The world is not always right, fate may not often be kind, but Alasdair is full... (read more)

Artists in this story: Alasdair Roberts

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BREATHE DEEPLY AND EXHALE "LEMON IRO NO CANNABIS" WITH THE SILENCE!

posted February 3rd, 2015

Time is a mystery - whether it's passing you by or carryin' ya along, it's up to The Silence to conquer its enigmatic path! On first listen, it's as if The Silence, led by former Ghost front-man, Masaki Batoh, has transported us to a different time-- one in which the existence of auto tune and digital music have yet to be imagined! Analog, 24-track studios, tape - all touchstones for Batoh, and essential to the sound of The Silence. As these... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ghost, The Silence