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WAND'S IN STORE FOR US

posted December 7th, 2017

Tis the season to be wary! The goods on sale in the marketplace have upn them the distinctive taint of the man - that besuited-n-tied gummit official-type offering us a discount, except it's actually a price hike - you know who (or more to the point, WHAT) we're talking about! But fear not - all the bills of goods out there aren't bogus, there's still a vendor you can trust. What, us? We wouldn't dare flog the humble goods of the mothership at a time... (read more)

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TY SEGALL FREES UP FREEDOM'S GOBLIN! COMING JANUARY 2018

posted December 5th, 2017

Freedom's Goblin is the new Ty Segall album: 19 tracks strong, filling four sides of vinyl nonstop, with an unrestricted sense of coming together to make an album. Out January 26th, it wants you to get your head straight - but first, the process will make your head spin! On any given side, we're tracking five or six full-blown personalities, unconcerned with convention or continuity. The songs came in the flow of the year: days of vomit and days of ecstasy and escape too, and... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

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TY SET TO GET FREE ON CONAN TONITE!

posted December 4th, 2017

We've just flipped to the 2017's 12th month, wherein gifts are traditionally given! And whew, in perhaps our greatest time of need, here's one for all yer December's children (and everybody's) - tonight, Ty Segall and The Freedom Band waltz back to the friendly and festive studio confines of the CONAN show! Will he render pristine the recently released singles, like "Alta" or "My Lady's On Fire"? Perhaps a burning rendition of "The Main Pretender" or "Meaning," instead? We don't know for sure, which... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

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PEARLS ON PEARLS

posted November 30th, 2017

'17 going on '18, and thanks to the nasty millionaires assembled in our capital, a new nation is headed underground - but, you know something? Nostalgia is the last thing we feel! We need something for NOW - and when it comes to bringing the sounds of yesterday today, we at Drag City have a foolproof tool, in the original sounds of One Nation Underground, courtesy of the eternal Pearls Before Swine, and especially due to the efforts of PBS leader Tom Rapp... (read more)

Artists in this story: Masaki Batoh, P.G. Six, Meg Baird, Ed Askew, Bill MacKay & Ryley Walker, Pearls Before Swine

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NO AGE SET TO HIT PAVEMENT AND SHARE "DRIPPY"!

posted November 30th, 2017

2017 is nearly over, but guess what? New No Age! Not new age No Age (except for the odd "Sun Spots"/ "Keechie"-style shimmer that only ever makes everything better), but definitely an age of album-making located somewhere beyond and back from where we last heard 'em in 2013.

Recorded in a few days and mixed forever, Snares Like a Haircut finds No Age in full on mode, because there was nothing else to do but go full on. In the songs inside... (read more)

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HEXADIC COMES IN THREES...

posted November 28th, 2017

The Hexadic System, created by Six Organs of Admittance's Ben Chasny, is a new wave in combinatorial theory with powerful potentialities for music composition. Over the last three years, Chasny has demonstrated the possibilities of the system with a published book, two albums of Hexadic composition, as well as touring the music and chairing talks on the process and uses of the System around the United States and Great Britain.   

This third installment of the Hexadic series conveys a... (read more)

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

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DISCOVER "THE MAIN PRETENDER" WITH TY SEGALL

posted November 27th, 2017

Bang, bang, blammo! Ty Segall can't stop pumping out the songs - and if your problem is that he's got too many songs for you to hear, lucky you with your cute little problem! As Ty switches gears from rock to punk to pop music and then elsewhere, a wealth of great songs and singing and music is coming down fast; later we'll have time to think about it. For now, ponder this new one: "The Main Pretender" aims to cull the herd by focusing... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

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NIGHTS OF THE (RE)LIVING, DEAD

posted November 22nd, 2017

What's them strange sounds filling in the air? Simple! Dead Rider are coming for you with organic and synthetic sound blasts alike, scintillating every ear's entrance (and, for those durable enough to enter their live shows, eye sockets too!) - the sound that this year is becoming popularly known as Crew Licks.

To continue to spread the sound a round, Dead Rider got a couple club dates in the Midwest later this week - then it's off to the coasts (west and... (read more)

Artists in this story: Dead Rider

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BITCHIN BAJAS FRESH DATES APPROACHING

posted November 21st, 2017

With Bajas Fresh, their most distinctive and ambitious long player (and we mean long, you value seeking audiophiles - seven songs mastered at half-speed at Abbey Road, stretched across two LPs!) to date, Bitchin Bajas stake out an entirely new territory, an interstellar zone for which they now permanently hold the keys. Bajas Fresh finds them combining their programmed-synth personality (the kind that we Baja-nuts so adored on the "Krausened" and "Transporteur" EPs) with their ambient minimalist personality, then throwing in some new... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bitchin Bajas

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PETER AND DAVID AND ED

posted November 17th, 2017

More Astral Folk Gold from the vault - the previously invisible vault that we didn't know existed! Ed Askew's A Child In The Sun: Radio Sessions 1969-1970 culls actual reels of radio sessions from 1969 through 1970, during his honey-dipped Ask The Unicorn days. Featuring stunningly fresh performances of many of his classics to pour over, A Child In The Sun even includes a previously unreleased song for all you obsessive types!

Askew's early recordings are now considered acid folk masterpieces,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ed Askew