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CIRCUIT DES YEUX'S VISUAL ARTISTRY

posted June 18th, 2018

Haley Fohr, of experimental folk project Circuit des Yeux, presents new visual imagery to accompany her extraordinary long player Reaching For Indigo; a broadcast for the fourth single "Falling Blonde".

The video presented is a super 8 film edited, directed, and starring New Zealand based video artist Veronica Crockford-Pound. It is in response to the song "Falling Blonde", our discussions about the action of falling (the most natural state of all things), and our bodily relationship to... (read more)

Artists in this story: Circuit des Yeux

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Appetite For the Eve of Destruction

posted June 14th, 2018

Much like death (the state of being, not the band), The 4th Movement is a transition to a new incarnation. Risen from the ashes of Death (the band!), The 4th Movement arrived at a new beginning, one where the Hackney brothers could experiment with their sound and push it forward into something deeper and more psychedelically charged than ever before. Coinciding with a move to Vermont; Dannis, Bobby and David morphed into a heavier and more bombastic version of themselves, with the intention that... (read more)

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NO AGE LIKE THE PRESENT

posted June 13th, 2018

2018 has been the age of No Age - Snares Like A Haircut burst forth at the start of the year with an explosion, an eruption, and an ooze - and that slime continues to blob it's way around the world with fruity chunks of fuzz, flange, and chorus wrapped up around some of the most popping sing-along songs No Age have ever produced! Now, having brought the epic velocity jams like smash hit singles "Send Me" and "Drippy," around the USA and Europe once already, No Age aren't... (read more)

Artists in this story: No Age

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Rest in Power, Frederick "Michael St. Jude" Dengler

posted June 12th, 2018

After being obsessed by the 1977 album Here Am I, a copy of which I was lucky enough to stumble upon in a dollar bin in the mid-90s, I spent over 10 years on-and-off trying to track down the artist known as Frederick Michael St. Jude. The album was clearly great—lyrically, vocally, and musically, FM St. Jude was indeed the “walking atomic power plant” that the batty liner notes claimed he was—but the man and his motivations were a total mystery. Eventually, through... (read more)

Artists in this story: Frederick Michael St. Jude

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YES WE CALLAHAN!

posted June 11th, 2018

Gee, in principle it is NOT easy generating these Bill Callahan tour updates several times a year - and not because we don't love the guy, but it's been a damn MINUTE since he put out new music. Generally with these things, one tends to boomerang the nature of the tour piece around the tone of the record in most recent memory. For that, we have to reach back to Dream River in late 2013 - or, if you're really counting, Have Fun With God... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan

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STREAM BPB 2003

posted June 11th, 2018

MASTER AND EVERYONE

I SEE A DARKNESS and EASE DOWN THE ROAD sessions had ultimately proceeded well, and so Will Oldham mapped out a third full-length recording session with a similar process concept in place.  This new record would be made over the course of a month in Shelbyville at Paul Oldham’s Rove Studios with musicians coming and going for their respective tracking sessions.  For basic tracking, NY-based guitarist Alan Licht, Baltimoron bassist Drew Nelson and Belgian drummer Thomas Van Cottom... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy

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SIX ORGANS OF METAL UP YOUR ASS

posted June 8th, 2018

Here on the earth's surface, this past year has been a happening, exciting experience for Six Organs of Admittance. Since the release of Burning The Threshold in 2017, subsequent tours of the USA and Europe, the curation and release of Hexadic III in February, Hexadic workshops in Iberia, and a smattering of shows in the SW, Ben Chasny has been a busy dude! And when the wave is long you gotta keep riding, especially if it's acoustically sound!

That wildly magnetic wave takes S... (read more)

Artists in this story: Six Organs of Admittance

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NEW NEWSOM FORMAT HITS THE SPOT, IF WE DO SAY SO!

posted June 7th, 2018

Where does the time go? It's been 14 years since we got the first Joanna Newsom record out, and since then, there's never not been a time when more copies of that record and her subsequent albums were in heavy sales rotation. So it only makes sense that we should break her music out into one of today's most desirable platforms...wait for it - cassette tapes! Back in 2004, we were certain that that particular format was solidly in the rear-view; the sales ledgers for... (read more)

Artists in this story: Joanna Newsom

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THE BONNIE PRINCE DESCENDS FROM HIS EXALTED PALACE

posted June 7th, 2018

Woo, boy! Summer is finally here and what a time to be alive, in the midst of a streaming roll out for the ages. See, since April, each week has brought another year from the Palace-Oldham-Bonny universe to streaming life chronologically, allowing worldwide streaming audiences the chance to join the BPB congregation en masse. It's a common theme around these Drag City parts ---ye old "Prince" giving and giving, happily bestowing upon your feeble, non-physical-buying, formless being. Just next weekend, he's... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Will Oldham

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SPEAKING LOUDLY AND CARRYING A BIG WAND TO THE UK AND EU TOO

posted June 5th, 2018

"Perfume," the brand-new Wand EP, has just arrived, and it is official: its residual touring adventure will waft across an entire ocean plus a channel before the year is out! Currently raging down the back roads and byways of these (barely) United States, Wand have already made a pact among the five-strong in their rolling HQ to keep on Wanding into the beyond - far beyond these flawed and overrated borders! After their currently unfurling, summer-long stint across North America, Wand will manifest... (read more)

Artists in this story: Wand