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THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER! JANUARY 2015

posted January 27th, 2015

Good - another new year! We follow the old Roman calendar, just like you, just like the good children of imperialists that we are. It matters to us that when you turn the page into 2015, you find a whole world that's good. Lest you doubt our intentions – don't worry, they are FAR from altruistic –  we hope you find a whole world that's good BECAUSE of (and filled with) Drag City records of all kinds! If we're not in the mix, fuck... (read more)

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ALASDAIR ROBERTS DISSES PRAISE OF HUNGER! ALBUM RELEASE IMMINENT

posted January 23rd, 2015

Scottish traditional singer Alasdair Roberts' new self-titled album is will be unveiled on Tuesday, January 27th, but as those few days might very well mark a time between feast and famine - and since we prefer that no fans of modern folk music die on our watch- a second preview track from the record was premiered earlier this week on NPR!

While it may be a bit late to celebrate the Harvest moon, "In Dispraise of Hunger" provides bountiful... (read more)

Artists in this story: Alasdair Roberts

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STORY TIME WITH SIR RICHARD BISHOP: REVEALING THE MYSTERIES OF TANGIER SESSIONS!

posted January 21st, 2015

From the mind (and hands!) of one of the most brilliant guitar players of any generation, Sir Richard Bishop, comes the excellent Tangier Sessions! Yeah, February 17th sees the release of Bishop's newest album, finely and finally delivered to the fervent hands of noble devotees everywhere! SRB's wide ranging, maxi-cultural influences are on full display within Tangier Sessions' outwardly expanding compositions, delivering unparalleled depth of sound from within the comforting confines of a six-string. Oh, but what a six-string! This... (read more)

Artists in this story: Sir Richard Bishop

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BONNIE 'PRINCE' BILLY BLINDFOLDED AND BEAUTIFUL IN THE VIDEO FOR BLINDLESSNESS!

posted January 20th, 2015

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy continues his endless march to the Singer's Grave with a third single from last fall's classic career highlight, Singer's Grave a Sea of Tongues, in which the same material that had been gathered to build 2011's Wolfroy Goes To Town was used, in a different time and under different circumstances, to make a different record, allowing the songs to impact in new ways upon the singers and the players - and, in time, our listening ears and restless minds.

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

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VOYAGES TO PROVE THAT THE WORLD IS PRATT

posted January 15th, 2015

She's just returned from the land down under, Vegemite sandy left behind in customs. Jessica Pratt's back home in LA but the reports from OZ are phenomenal - punters were utterly floored, the shows were SO kinetic! Now as anticipation reaches an all-time high for the release of On Your Own Love Again (January 27, folks! Let that breath out, you'll live to hear the record!), we're straight-chuffed to announce Jessica's next grape escapes - A) up and down the West Coast of... (read more)

Artists in this story: Jessica Pratt

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OI LADDIE - WHAT COLOR IS YOUR WHITE FENCE?

posted January 12th, 2015

White Fence are but a few days away from taking their copious pop'n'rollin' talents first to France and then to the United Kingdom, where the British reverb chamber will accept them warmly, bangs and all. And from the UK, it's on to the cozy open pastures of the European mainland for tea, sympathy, and boundless rock n' roll sensibility. It's the USA Today, in Europe - the mirror looking back at you, displaying nothing but another empty mirror. How does it look from your end?... (read more)

Artists in this story: White Fence

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RESOLVE TO BE IMMORAL WITH ELISA AMBROGIO THIS NEW YEAR

posted January 9th, 2015

Welcome to 2015, baby! We've totally hit the (frozen) ground running, but we’re not the only ones. Starting tonight, Elisa Ambrogio will be “Far From Home,” embarking on her first (but not her last) tour of 2015. While we’re bundling up in the eye of the polar vortex here in Drag friggin' City, Elisa will be out by the reservoirs with Nathan Bowles playing her fair-to-warmer tunes and descending upon the lush plantations of the Southern US (though to be fair, it's unseasonably cool down... (read more)

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

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FRED AND MAYA CHANNEL THEIR INNER PAULINHO E BEATRIZ on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS!

posted January 8th, 2015

"Voce Tem," the rare breeze of light bossa nova first brought to the public's attention via Fred Armisen's Hometown Heroes series, is now America's hottest single! Initially recorded by Paulinho e Beatriz, "Você Tem" is having a breakthrough moment thanks to Fred's and cohort Maya Rudolph's soul groovin' duet version of it, performed Tuesday night on Late Night with Seth Myers! An integral and essential comedic talent of the last decade or more, Fred Armisen has his ears to the ground... (read more)

Artists in this story: Fred Armisen

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'TIS A FINE FEATHERED GIFT SEASON, HOLI-SHIPPERS: WISH A FISH ON THE ONES YOU LOVE!

posted December 17th, 2014

If you need help with your XXXmas shopping, look no further: Feathered Fish got the junk to stuff your stocking and then some! Feathered Fish is an am'gam of two visionary artists' active minds. Rock n' roller/skating child Jennifer Herrema (Black Bananas in New York Times' best of 2014, yo!) and award-snatchin' designer Pamela Love take their incorporated name their shared astrological sign - Pisces, of course (plus, an obscure ol' Arthur Lee song too, natch); their thus-named Feather Fish brainchild is unmet... (read more)

Artists in this story: Jennifer Herrema, Black Bananas

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ALASDAIR PLAYS WITH RELICS

posted December 12th, 2014

As the release date for Alasdair Roberts' self-titled album approaches, excitement's growing among those who've caught a listen. For his eighth album, Ali's turned in a set of songs produced with sparing, yet striking accompaniment - particularly when held up to the dense soundscapes and songic travelogues of his previous album, A Wonder Working Stone, recorded as "Alasdair Roberts & Friends." Stripping back the production for this lot makes sense, as the songs of Alasdair Roberts are among his most... (read more)

Artists in this story: Appendix Out, Alasdair Roberts