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MUST BE THE SEASON OF THE TRUE PROFESSIONAL: NEIL HAMBURGER ON TOUR!

posted February 10th, 2016

Several decades into a successful career on the comedy stage, Neil Hamburger's brand of "humor" still packs a punch, just like a whiff of smelling salts in the nostrils of the faint of heart!. His classic routines and (way) off-the-cuff gags have been known to rile up the odd audience member (and to be honest, you have to be a little odd to be a member of the audience at a Neil Hamburger show), but this is all a part of being a professional... (read more)

Artists in this story: Neil Hamburger

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MOVE TOWARD THE LIGHTSTORM

posted February 5th, 2016

Husband and wife team Johnima and Kalassu Wintergate are Lightstorm: musical collaborators on this astral plane and beyond! Since 1973, Lightstorm has recorded under various aliases. Creation captures both sides of Lightstorm with eleven pieces of riveting, catchy, psych-glam-weirdness, fusing the best tracks from Who Am I: One (1977) and 33 1/3 (1980).  This new compilation invites you on a spiritual journey and then thrusts you back to earth with hip shaking rhythms.

The 33 1/3 album became a turntable hit on various... (read more)

Artists in this story: Lightstorm

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NEED A LITTLE MORE ATTACK IN YOUR LIFE? THESE TWO FSA CLASSICS RE-EMERGE ON VINYL!

posted February 4th, 2016

David Pearce re-materialized last year with the beautiful Instrumentals 2015 and attracted all manner of attention - as one does when one emerges from self-imposed exile holding a glittering prize. Without warning he became part of the musical landscape once again, heralding a new phase of the project he initiated in the early 1990s. It was in the year of '92 that FSA were first sighted, high over the western skies of Bristol, UK. Flying Saucer Attack originally manifested in the form of 7" singles,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Flying Saucer Attack

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EMOTIONAL MUGGER ON SCREEN AND IN MOTION!

posted February 2nd, 2016

Strap in for some intense, squirm n' squeal action! The delirious and deranged Emotional Mugger journey continues! Let Ty Segall and his creative co-conspirator, director Matt Yoka, lead the way through that bizarrest of  cities, Los Angeles, via the meta-creepy, ill-ogically delightful “Emotional Mugger” long-form music video. The 6th collaboration between Segall and Yoka, this “Emotional Mugger” long-form music video soars to new levels of paranoiac intensity, like nothing before it! Emotional Mugger the album can be yours in a multitude of formats immediately... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

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WINTER SEMESTER WITH A HOT SUBSTITUTE: PROFESSOR CHASNY

posted February 2nd, 2016

Ben Chasny's unique touch on guitar makes for a compelling musical undertow full of powerful subterranean energy. His fiercely astute and wildly inventive mind created an entirely new system for composing music-the Hexadic System- the explorations of which have spawned two distinct albums!

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's latest such album, Hexadic II, showcases the System at work in an acoustic way, ghostly vocals of divergent timbres singing over the fluid interplay of guitars, harmonium and violin. It's a powerful music journey,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Six Organs of Admittance

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THE COALESCENCE OF BITCHIN BAJAS & BONNIE PRINCE BILLY

posted February 1st, 2016

YES. An unlikely collaboration comes to pass, but one that makes SO much sense upon consideration that you wonder why you hadn't rioted for your right to experience it sooner. Chill, person! Life gave you a surprise - a missing peace - now GO with it.
 
Bitchin Bajas and Bonnie 'Prince' Billy be in righteous and TRUE collaboration on this one, flowing ideas through the air between them, which seems a rare thing in this age where records course forth without wires, pieced... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Bitchin Bajas, Bitchin Bajas and Bonnie Prince Billy

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STOP! ANIMATED HIGH LLAMAS VIDEO DIRECTED BY ELISA AMBROGIO? YES!

posted January 29th, 2016

The High Llamas' Here Come The Rattling Trees (out now!) is narrative driven collection of stories first performed as a theatre production; now, it's a soundtrack for eager ears! "McKain James" is an album highlight, written from the perspective of the Decorator and centered on a fictional "creative care" company tasked with beautifying the rapidly developing neighborhood of Peckham.

Overflowing with alluring musical flourishes and Sean O' Hagan's gentled vocals, "McKain James" is typical of the impeccable arrangements and glistening production charms... (read more)

Artists in this story: The High Llamas, Elisa Ambrogio

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CELEBRATE CRAB DAY WITH CATE LE BON

posted January 26th, 2016

Sure the big year-end festivities are are over and done with, but Crab Dayis still on the calendar, dead ahead! Drag City is excited to announce that Cate Le Bon will release her fourth album, Crab Day, on April 15th.
 
According to Cate: "Crab Day was lovingly formed in the mouth of the Pacific Ocean, as it quietly mocked us with its magnitude. It's the sound of the 'accidentally on purpose' coming together of the right people at precisely... (read more)

Artists in this story: Cate Le Bon

THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER! JANUARY 2016

posted January 25th, 2016

DRAWING A BLANK

...yeah, a new year! AT LAST. It got heavy, carrying that old one around after awhile. So...like we do, we step over a drawn line in the sand to proclaim, Happy New Year! And renew our vows as a means of starting over. This act has value, sure; frankly, we're glad to have the slate cleaned this way. But if you think that doing so actually resets time or creates anything else miraculous to make our lives easier - well,... (read more)

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LET THY BON SCUM FLOW

posted January 21st, 2016

Pond Scum is an integral piece in the evolution of Bonnie 'Prince' Billy's progressive and prolific catalog. A collection of sessions recorded for John Peel's influential BBC sessions that spans eight years of Bonnie's career, Pond Scum is essential for longtime fans and first-time listeners alike. Will Oldham's songwriting is powerful and compelling, accompanied only by a single guitar and a few subtle, yet captivating harmonies.

Recorded in 2001, "When Thy Song Flows Through Me" is one of the finest paradigms... (read more)

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