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GETTIN' READY FOR A CAVE UP!

posted August 4th, 2015

Chicago motorik devotees CAVE are synergistic, energetic, and easily identifiable with their upfront and repeti-grooving sonics. Yet so far in 2015, a CAVE sighting has been totally rare, the band seemingly gone enigmatic. Finally, the echoing cries of deprived CAVE-ovotees have bounced around enough for the guys to awaken, strap on their gear, and fire up the caravan - CAVE are goin' on tour!

Known for their rolling funk minimalism, thickly laid out with sax-and-flutatious flourishes and pulsations, CAVE are the REAL... (read more)

Artists in this story: CAVE

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DEATH AND TEXAS! ELSEWHERE: THERE'S A RIOT GOIN' ON!

posted July 31st, 2015

Remember the Alamo? The Texas Revolution? If you do, congratulations: you're the oldest living human being on Earth! Sure to cause fewer casualties than those historical events but guaranteed to be equally as thrilling, Texans should prepare to experience a little more Death! Pull up your boots and strap on your spurs, Detroit proto-punk legends Death are headed to the Lone Star State once more next month!

In the eight years since the rediscovery and release of their classic, proto-punk, never-saw-the-light-of-day LP,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Death

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FORGET ABOUT TED: BEN TALKS HEXADIC!

posted July 30th, 2015

If you're looking to cure the summertime blues with some fodder for your noggin' AND you live on the West Coast - GOOD NEWS! Ben Chasny will be in selected coastal towns playing acoustic Hexadic music, as well as lecturing on The Hexadic System at bookstores in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles!

Chasny conceived of The Hexadic System as a new approach to playing and composing music, using it to create Six Organs of Admittance's Hexadic album, released in February... (read more)

Artists in this story: Six Organs of Admittance

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TRANSCEND ULTRASONIC SOUND WAVES WITH BITCHIN BAJAS AND NATURAL INFORMATION SOCIETY

posted July 23rd, 2015

It's but once in a lifetime that two bands merge to create a powerfully hypnotic palette that sounds as effortless as it does urgently essential and immediate. Enter Natural Information Society and Bitchin Bajas-two groups, each in pursuit of the musical unconscious under their own auspices, have co-joined! Together, Natural Information Society's free, grooving spirituality and Bajas' synthetic minimalism converge and shift in a delicate synergy. This idyllic combination of melodic-drone and activated rhythm carves a psychedelic path on "Anemometer,"... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bitchin Bajas, Natural Information Society

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ALI ROBERTS EXPANDS TOUR, SOUNDS THE 'BELLS!

posted July 22nd, 2015

When news first dropped of Alasdair Roberts' fall 2015 European tour, we thought the bloke might be spending his summer off (as is common in his parts) resting up for the occassion. Aye, wrong we were! Ali's got a motor that was built for longevity (hence the hundred-year old songs, not to mention the hundred-MINUTE ones!), so why in the world would he spend August on a beach when he can spend it touring the UK, performing solo, with his Glaswegian brethren, Trembling... (read more)

Artists in this story: Alasdair Roberts

THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER! JULY 2015

posted July 17th, 2015

ANOTHER DAY IN THE LIFE

We Drag CityRecords! We MAKE records, long time now. MANY seasons! It…has… grow…evolve? Each record, grow thought, change your mind, give you NEW idea, inspire….educate you, brain and your and soul together! Make perspective. Music will make you CHANGE – your thoughts and words and ultimately all YOUR LIFE will change. Ah! Records carry their listeners toward the light of new thoughts on winds of real musical entertainment. We can never know when... (read more)

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FAUN FABLES STILL TRAVELIN', NOW WITH TAPE

posted July 15th, 2015

All heed Faun Fables! Dawn, Nils and the family troop are out on tour right this very second, making haunting, folk-ish music fun again- they may have recently played your American hometown, they've definitely just played in Poland, and they're still coming down the road! Now that should be reason enough to get off your ass and shake it (your sunbonnet, we mean) to a participating venue near you, but just in case you're not totally convinced (what are you, some bozo?! Of... (read more)

Artists in this story: Faun Fables, Faun Fables

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WHISPERS WITHIN THE WALLS OF A NEW VIDEO FROM MEG BAIRD

posted July 14th, 2015

Meg Baird is not one to sit and bask in any glory. Instead, she tirelessly collaborates and constructs new material for the world to enjoy on a regular basis. Don't Weigh Down The Light is her latest (and greatest!) solo offering to date amongst a decade of sure-as-shit can't miss recordings, done both under her own name and with her previous outfit, Espers. So it should come as no surprise that once again, Meg's ahead of the curve with a NEW version of... (read more)

Artists in this story: Meg Baird

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ALL ABOARD....THE PEACE(RS) TRAIN!

posted July 10th, 2015

PEACERS is here! The new band of San Fran's chronic son Mike Donovan (Big Techno Werewolves, The Ropers, Yikes and really, Sic Alps, man!), already dropped a killer track to let us know they're coming, - but before the album actually HITS, dig a video too! From the psyche-mind of director Jim Drain comes a kaleidoscopic vision set to the tune of PEACERS' candy-coated rock and roller, "Laze It"! A fractured surf mini, the vid pictures all the thrills and chills of the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Peacers

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NEW TRANSMISSION RECEIVED FROM FLYING SAUCER ATTACK

posted July 9th, 2015

Deep within time and space lie moments that confound our basic understanding of all things that move forward in a linear motion. Something thought lost forever re-enters your life. How do you respond? How do you even begin to negotiate the vortex of mixed emotions whipped up by such a reappearance? The world shifts sideways. Logic is confounded. The uncanny takes a hold.

Flying Saucer Attack are case in point, confounding this very logic and spiraling the most hardened listener into an emotional awakening bordering... (read more)

Artists in this story: Flying Saucer Attack