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WIND YOUR CLOCKS FOR MIDNIGHT

posted July 2nd, 2015

What happens when a group of bored teenagers, raised on the promises of Black Sabbath, Uriah Heep and Deep Purple, get together and kick out the motherfucking jams? Motherfucking Midnight! Suburban Chicago in the 1970s was ripe with young heshers, yet the godz aligned four very specific young men at the witching hour- Dave Hill (keys), Scott Marquart (drums), Frank Anastos (guitar, vox), and John Falstrom (bass)- with a deep appreciation for hard rock who were truly ready to let it all hang out.... (read more)

Artists in this story: Midnight

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FAUN FABLES TRAVERSE THE ROAD, TRANSMIT NEW VIDEO

posted June 30th, 2015

Just around that curve in the gravel road, beyond the cluster of heavy plum trees and inside the chicken coop-turned-cottage, there's a lot of commotion going on:  the whirring of a sewing machine, the swish of a broom, the patterns of drums and tambourines, the shouts of calls and responses, the shrill of flute song, the squeals of girl children dancing and fighting... yes, the FAUN FABLES family is getting ready to head out for the road.

Song tellers Dawn McCarthy and Nils Frykdahl... (read more)

Artists in this story: Faun Fables

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FLYING SAUCER ATTACK BEAM DOWN NEW SONG:

posted June 25th, 2015

More proof of intelligent life out there in the universe: Flying Saucer Attack have just dropped another track from Instrumentals 2015!  That's right, you can have a listen to "Instrumental 4" HERE.

Instrumentals 2015, the first Flying Saucer Attack album in 15 years, arrives in full on Friday the 17th of July 2015. Comprised of 15 fresh David Pearce solo performances recorded in characteristically lo-fi manner at home, using guitars only on tape and CD-R, Instrumentals 2015 is an album... (read more)

Artists in this story: Flying Saucer Attack

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BONNY HOPS AGAIN

posted June 24th, 2015

Hurk! What larks beneath this surface or beyond that corner? It’s Wolfroy himself, big ol' Bonny Billy, set to satiate our needing minds and souls with a a howl and a song holler from deep within! Over the ridge of the far valleys, he's heard our hungry cry: we want the Bonnie 'Prince' Billy word and we want it.....now? Now! After spending much of last year performing solo, lone-wolf-style, our Bonny no longer walks that solitudinal road, nope! In aught-fifteen, he's back for dates... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Faun Fables

THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER! JUNE 2015

posted June 23rd, 2015

TRAILERS FOR SALE OR RENT

Pssst! Hey buddy! Wanna buy a record? Yeah? By God, then step into our office! It’s still the clarion call of Drag City Records after all these years, where we'll sell 'em one at a time - or six at a time, but one of each! - and you know what? We must have found our calling.Why let others have all the fun of turning the world upside on the downside with our catalog of maniacs... (read more)

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WINE-DING DOWN WITH MEG BAIRD

posted June 22nd, 2015

At last! The hotly anticipated solo album from Meg Baird (her third offering) finally arrives tomorrow! Don’t Weigh Down the Light slowly seeps into your spirit and sends your senses into passionate overdrive. Like a fine wine, the meticulous care and effort that went into the making of Don't Weigh Down the Light is evident from first listen and its bouquet expands as it breathes in the open air; fittingly, Meg Baird recently performed at Gundlach Bundschu, a winery nestled in the mountains of Northern... (read more)

Artists in this story: Meg Baird

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JESSICA PRATT HEATS UP NORTH AMERICA, PREPS ROYAL EU TOUR

posted June 18th, 2015

In a matter of months since Jessica Pratt released her Drag City debut, On Your Own Love Again, the world has caught on to, and is decidedly enamored by, the inimitable songs and sounds this guitar-playing and singing songbird has created. On Your Own Love Again is an enchanting and involving listen - arresting from first strum and demanding of repeated listens. And with the audience demand-o-meter banging in the red following a most successful spring European tour, Jessica's barely had a day... (read more)

Artists in this story: Jessica Pratt

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ALL LIT UP: MEG BAIRD IS STREAMING ON NPR!

posted June 15th, 2015

Meg Baird’s stunning new album is a luminous energy, radiating from the source that shines through her with intense grace and feeling. After picking up her life in Philadelphia (where she'd recorded her first two albums) and moving across the country all the way to San Francisco, she began writing new songs, and in a short while, making a new record for the first time in four years. Don’t Weigh Down the Light is multi-hued and swimming in texture, with electric guitars and organs... (read more)

Artists in this story: Meg Baird

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HENRY AND FREDERICK FOREVER! FM ON THE DIAL

posted June 11th, 2015

Looking for a little more rock and, yes, roll in your life? You need look no further than Frederick Michael St. Jude’s GANG WAR!  This totally KILLER post-apocalyptic rock opera was first offered to the world in a cut-down, 7" EP form back in 1982. The world wasn't ready! Fortunately, this classic music was reintroduced to countless ears by yours truly, Drag City, back in March of this year - what's 33 years, when it comes to classic ROCK?!? FM St. Jude’s... (read more)

Artists in this story: Frederick Michael St. Jude

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ROYAL TRUX GET HANDS ON WITH HAND OF GLORY

posted June 9th, 2015

Royal Trux fans, rejoice-your sick fantasies have actually been true all these years! Royal Trux's Twin Infinitives dry run, Hand Of Glory, is being exhumed from the dim-n-dank crow's nest of DCHQ and is once again seeing the light of day! In these days of revitalized Trux fandom with reissues and reunion in the air, what could be more stim'latin' than a cache of dark age Royal Trux tapes? That's what's coming back - Hand of Glory is a missing piece of the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Royal Trux