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JOIN THE CHIVALROUS AMOEKONS ON A FANATIC VOYAGE

posted July 26th, 2016

Sea Note and Palace Records join hands and forces to welcome Chivalrous Amoekons to our rowdy collective stable! Here we have one of the hottest road-leathered bands in recent memory, laying it all on the line for a joyous Fanatic Voyage to the center of the never-ending enigma of The Mekons. Pouring out from the bars of the opening number, the soulful strut of "Curse" makes us realize that we are in the hands of a fiendish and indomitable force - but ain't we always... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Chivalrous Amoekons

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THE RED(DIT) KRAYOLA

posted July 26th, 2016

As a devoted fan of Drag City (if you are reading this, guilty as charged!), familiarity with the many (and merry) works of Mayo Thompson is expected of you. Possesssed of such an enjoyable body of work over these past 50 years with and without The Red Kryaola, it’s easy not to imagine what goes on in that man's mind - just based on the records, we certainly can't. We're all in luck then; for the first time ever, Mayo Thompson will be participating... (read more)

Artists in this story: The Red Krayola, Mayo Thompson

THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER!! JULY 2016

posted July 25th, 2016

THE WORLD IS (Y)OURS

New dawn breaks over Drag City YET AGAIN; dewy with heavy humidity, the Ivory Bunker™ is alit, as it has been for coming on 10,000 days now. Our place in the world is (semi-)secure, even if (and, y'know - when) it all ends. Like the unthinking capitalist whores we were raised to be, we've made a business of manufacturing, selling and promoting the work of musical artists we admire for oh-so-many decades now (two, actually! -... (read more)

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THE NEW(SOM) SOUTH

posted July 20th, 2016

Ladies, Lords, Lassies and Laddies of the South, perk up and peer into the future, into a world where Joanna Newsom's Divers tour FINALLY comes your way! Now dig this - that future is nearer than many of your Mamaw's would consider to be polite! In the early days of September, when the days begin to grow shorter but the summer heat maintains, expect a blooming of bliss when Joanna arrives in your (extra-humid) state! We're talking to you, states with Austin, New Orleans... (read more)

Artists in this story: Joanna Newsom

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TRUX ROYLIN' DOWN THE ROAD

posted July 20th, 2016

O-HI-O again! True to their incinerating, sudden blaze of glory, a golden decade that ended seemingly forever back in the increasingly unmysterious year 2000, Royal Trux have reignited suddenly and without warning, much less reason - although what better reason than to take the money off a queue of the highest bidders out there? Plus, it allows new generations of our world to experience the unique version of rock and roll that ONLY Royal Trux can deliver - so, win-win! It already worked in Los... (read more)

Artists in this story: Royal Trux

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FOLLOW THE CALLA-VAN FROM LOUISVILLE TO BEYOND!

posted July 19th, 2016

It's been a long-ass minute since Bill Callahan has given us that thing we, the people, deserve - a new record! But let's not get too harsh - the next best thing has steadily happened with greater frequency this calendar year - Bill Callahan shows played across the country (which is a big enough fuggin' deal, ok?). Still, those performances have happened solely on the coasts, giving the battleground states of middle America the short end of the stick (but what's new?)! Well now, the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan

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"YDUN" YOU CHECK OUT THE NEW FAUN FABLES VIDEO!?!?!

posted July 18th, 2016

Faun Fables are time-travelers from a bygone era, somehow more aligned with the power and allure of Earth than is usual in our day and age. Guided by their celestial spirit and a knowledge intuited from nature, Faun Fables can be found working in the light of day or playing music by the fire at night. Their latest, Born of the Sun, bares song fruit manifested from such labor, bursting at the seams with bountiful passion and bathed in a profound light - with colors... (read more)

Artists in this story: Faun Fables

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GLOBAL WARMING TREND (TO MUSIC BEING PLAYED OUTDOORS!)

posted July 14th, 2016

Sure, it's an annual thing - we shouldn't be suprised or otherwise, but didn't it seem like a long, cold, lonely spring? Well not anymore? Summer is finally, definitively here. No more days in the 70s with cool evenings - FINALLY, we can have that nice soggy 82 degrees at the (heat) stroke of midnight! Because this is the kind of weather that we humans love to stand outside in, in the beating hot sun for hours with hundreds (or thousands) of other sweaty people... (read more)

Artists in this story: Alasdair Roberts, Faun Fables, Joanna Newsom, Sir Richard Bishop, Scout Niblett, Ty Segall, Wand, Jessica Pratt, Cate Le Bon, Bitchin Bajas and Bonnie Prince Billy

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THE MUGGING WILL CONTINUE UNTIL MORALE IMPROVES

posted July 12th, 2016

Splashing straight onto your screen like an MS paint-fueled nightmare, “Californian Hills” is an animated adventure into the depths of Ty Segall’s demented pursuits! A thick album cut, still hot and fresh off the Emotional Mugger grill and DRIPPING with juice, “Californian Hills” burns through eyes and ears alike; thrusting the unwitting witnesses' senses through a chimerical journey. We're all invited to Sloppo’s birthday party, an extravagant affair…complete with clown! The video, directed by Meghan Tryon and Garrett Davis, is complete stimulus overload (photosensitive... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

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SPOTLIGHT ON HIGGINS

posted July 11th, 2016

Gary Higgins is back from the time-space continuum with not one, but TWO, upcoming live performances! Way back in 2005, Drag City introduced his 1974 psych-folk classic, the previously privately pressed Red Hash, to listeners around the world. The world has never been the same, as we were all acutely touched by Gary’s carefully-arranged, darkly utopian songs - songs that proved an inspiration for many, including some of our very own sons of darkness, like Six Organs of Admittance. Red Hash has... (read more)

Artists in this story: Gary Higgins