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NO AGE FLIPPING HEMISPHERES

posted December 7th, 2018

As the clock inches closer to midnight on 2018, let's never forget, No Age's Snares Like A Haircut kicked things off this year with a loud and heavy bang! Dean and Randy led a thrilling charge through the months that would come, with tours all over the USA and Europe. But that was only the beginning of their intercontinental conquest - coming in February, 2019, the No Age experience heads to the land down under! That's right, Australia and New Zealand, join No Age... (read more)

Artists in this story: No Age

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OM HELL YEAH! OM BACK ON THE ROAD!

posted December 4th, 2018

Ooh! Feel that tremor? Us too - if our seismological readings are correct, OM are hitting the road in 2019, bringing that big, droning low end to the masses in North America and Europe! OM shows are downright spiritual - they're the ultimate chance for communion among all creatures of the Earth! And isn't that exactly what this planet needs right now? Listen, it's no secret that the OM Army is jonesing for new OM music - we're really hurtin'! But dammit if a good... (read more)

Artists in this story: OM

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THE MULTICOLORED HUES OF TIM PRESLEY'S WHITE FENCE

posted December 3rd, 2018

Tim Presley's White Fence has materialized: two years on from his solo missive, The WiNK, the sense that something has cratered and someone has walked away, somehow alive, is heavy in the air. With I Have to Feed Larry's Hawk, Tim Presley meets White Fence, and together, they move on.

The surface of I Have To Feed Larry's Hawk may appear to the naked eye as an uncluttered expanse, but it's hardly placid. In fact, the simple-sounding arrangements found... (read more)

Artists in this story: White Fence, Tim Presley

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DEAD RIDER GETS INTO A STICKY SITUATION

posted November 28th, 2018

Holy crow! Just in time for their impending van-about through this fucked up land of ours, the Dead Rider Trio have sloshed around their overflowing chum bucket and pulled out a mangled n' scratched, nightmarish vision of light. Spring forth! This new video for "Candles on Crabs", from the recently released Dead Rider Trio featuring Mr. Paul Williams, is an intimate look into the frenzied and twisted world these prog-punk foot soldiers inhabit while screeching across the USA, befouling anonymous motel rooms with the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Dead Rider

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CAVE: IN SESSION LABRANZA

posted November 27th, 2018

Regardless of any perceived time between record or tours, CAVE keep such a fluid beat that their actual musical time becomes a universal constant! CAVE's music relies equally on energy as well as a formalist rigor, and Allways may be their finest example. CAVE's chosen path of expression is bed-rocked in repetitive and interlocking rhythmic patterns, and over the course of their rich catalog, one can easily identify modes and moods that can be described as punk, funk, post-punk, kraut, psych, boogie, and jazz. Yet... (read more)

Artists in this story: CAVE

BLACK ATCHA - THE 2018 DC HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

posted November 21st, 2018

2018 – it’s coming down fast! The hawk is in the wind, and you know what that means – Black Friday’s dead ahead. Forgive our capitalist zeal for just a minute then, while we aim some home-spun Christmas stalking at you. Gift it up while you still can! 

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VEIL OF IRON DANCES

posted November 20th, 2018

The Dream My Bones Dream is out now, a record that harks back to the fascinating days of album-oriented rock, and the by-product of that halcyon era: the concept album. Eiko Ishibashi's moved off from the tight pop sound of her previous albums to explore a nuanced, prog-inspired set, recorded and mixed by Jim O'Rourke for extra sonic profundity. Eiko is tripping through her imagination, reflecting on previously unknown parts of her late father's youth, discovering on the way that the vagaries of family and cruelty of nations... (read more)

Artists in this story: Eiko Ishibashi

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SEEING THE WORLD WITH PEARLS BEFORE SWINE

posted November 19th, 2018

Before the close of 2018, we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pearls Before Swine's quintessential psychedelic folk album Balaklava with a restored reissue of the original material (December 14th, to those who've yet to mark their calendars). Given the nature of the album and the times we live in, it's an anniversary well worth observing.

The message writ between the leaves of Balaklava - WAR NO MORE - is elegantly inscribed, conveyed with a few passing lyrical references. Tom Rapp's... (read more)

Artists in this story: Pearls Before Swine

THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER! NOVEMBER 2018

posted November 16th, 2018

NOW (AND THEN AGAIN...)

 

Yes, life might just be worth living again - and not just because of great new records coming out on Drag City. That’s a big part of it, natch, but even with the music turned down and the windows closed, we can feel the hope radiating out there. Or is that just the heat from the fears of the oppressorporate partners? People may never learn, but there’s still a few adjustments to be made before we... (read more)

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A STORM OF HALEY FOHR IS BREWING

posted November 15th, 2018

It's been a year and then some for Circuit des Yeux! The soundworld of Haley Fohr has been expanding into new dimensions since the very beginning, but following last autumn's release of Reaching For Indigo, she's bolstered her powers with uncanny focus; using her voice in ever-emboldened ways, whether singing Nico's "Elegy for Lenny Bruce", doing performance art or touring around the world with several different bands. She recently performed her soundtrack for the legendary 1923 silent film "Salome" in Chicago and New... (read more)

Artists in this story: Circuit des Yeux, Circuit des Yeux