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WAND ON THE RUN (Tour Report, Pt 1)

posted November 5th, 2015

To whom it may concern at Drag City Inc.

As required by our unwritten unspoken thoughtless and partially botched blood promise, which we MUST fulfill out of good faith, sweet love and general confusion, here is the 1st of 20 reports regarding our fall 2015 North American Tour. I hope the data your employees extract from our represented experience will elaborate the facts: L.I.F.E! and a storm of blackberries, showers of chrome-dunked blessings ten fold-- be sure to pack your thermal... (read more)

Artists in this story: Wand

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BILL CALLAHAN GIVES FREELY

posted November 5th, 2015

Bill Callahan is a giver of many things - song, words, drawings, life - and shows! Plus, the man has a way with treating the locals more like family than neighbors, too; so with all that deep rooted resentment comes bursts of unbridled love and random acts of kindness! And while giving and loving are rarely exclusive from each other, it ain't too often that they're combined so wonderfully as they will be this Friday, when ol' Bill takes the stage at The New Movement... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan

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HERE COME THE HIGH LLAMAS

posted November 4th, 2015

Melodiously receptive ears rejoice! The High Llamas, the best in the game at warmly wonderous pop song, arrangement and harmony, are set to return with a new album!

How'd it come about? While cycling around his home-district of Peckham (in southeast London) a few years ago, Sean O'Hagan decided that not only would the new High Llamas music be driven by narratives, a collection of stories, but they would first have to be performed as theatre; reshaped theatre, if you like, blending... (read more)

Artists in this story: The High Llamas

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SIX ORGANS DOES HEXADIC II RELEASE GIG; GETS SPOOK ON

posted October 30th, 2015

With Hexadic II, Six Organs of Admittance's second endeavor into the world of the Hexadic System, Ben Chasny's deftly maddened acoustic guitar playing hits our ears after what feels like a kind of forever. What may signify to some ears as folk music is caught in an equally compelling undertow of powerful subterranean energy. Ghostly vocals of divergent timbres sing over the fluid interplay of guitars, harmonium, violin - and pure space, as the reverberant room around the sounds plays as... (read more)

Artists in this story: Six Organs of Admittance

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SOCCER CLUB CLUB PRESENTS LAURA OWENS

posted October 29th, 2015

Soccer Club Club is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings, drawings and ceramics by LA-based artist Laura Owens

The exhibition will run from October 29th through December 18th, with an opening reception Thursday October 29th from 8pm-11pm. The gallery hours are 10am-6pm Monday through Friday, and by appointment.

Soccer Club Club is an exhibition and performance space operated
by the record label Drag City and is located in what used to be
a former Polish Soccer Club.

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STRAP ON YOUR GOGGLES, "DIVERS" FOR ALL!

posted October 27th, 2015

What a fuckin' wave! Joanna Newsom's astounding and enriching new dual LP (and CD! And CS!) was finally unleashed to the world last Friday, and this sweet beast cannot be tamed - Divers ripples turned tidal leading up to and through its release! So simply enjoy the ride, why don't you? We're already fully on board, wearing floaties with a cocktail in our finest evening attire, and from our view, more succulent surprises lie straight ahead! Finally, after two long weeks of knowing a... (read more)

Artists in this story: Joanna Newsom

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OMING TO EUROPE SOON!

posted October 23rd, 2015

The trio of Al Cisneros, Emil Amos, and Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe maintain a singularity of purpose that is the core of all OM records and performances, but no single reason can account for the comprehensive nature of their evolution. Where God is Good was the first step in a more ornate and sophisticated direction for OM, Advaitic Songs achieved a level of composition that would've been impossible to foresee. The release of their subsequent dubplates further enlightened all who listened (and... (read more)

Artists in this story: OM

THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER! OCTOBER 2015

posted October 23rd, 2015

NOBODY'S FALL BUT OURS

Let the wind blow! Even in the damp-infused tropic-locales of our venerable Northern Hemisphere, seasons are still changing somehow. Once again, everything is dying - and not a moment too soon! While Drag City proudly represents All Nations (and all the contradictions they imply), everyone comes from somewhere - and so we can't deny the woody, windswept essence of our mid-northern roots, which require quarterly herd-thinnings by that most judicious of hunters, Ma Nature! Out on the... (read more)

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ELISA BRINGS PEACERS TO THE NATION!

posted October 22nd, 2015

....or Peacers brings Elisa Ambrogio - it's one way or the other! They're both in the same boat. And that boat is traveling down the highway at -just above average speed, but it's picking up speed too! Or maybe it's a train! So that accounts for the sound in your mind - hear it? That's the sound of the Peacers train coming CLOSER to you! That's because, this Friday, Peacers and Elisa Ambrogioare FINALLY hitting the road together, renewing their old Sic-Alps-Magik... (read more)

Artists in this story: Magik Markers, Sic Alps, Elisa Ambrogio, Peacers

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ATTENTION! DIVERS INTO THE STREAM!

posted October 21st, 2015

Release week is upon us, people, and we're diving right in without a suit! For the next 48 hours leading into release day, Joanna Newsom’s long-awaited Divers is available to stream in its entirety in via NPR Music’s “First Listen!" This album won’t be on any streaming "services," so now’s your chance to stream to your heart's content before owning the record on Friday (own it by clicking here!). Divers is shaping up to be everyone's album of the year, in case... (read more)

Artists in this story: Joanna Newsom