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IN THE SEASON OF THE SINGLE, TY SEGALL DELIVERS "ALTA"!

posted September 26th, 2017

It's a new day in the world of Ty Segall, and every truly new day means another truly great song! Captured in gleaming widescreen, "Alta" is a hometown jam that Ty (with his Freedom Band) has been playing at shows all over the place this year. It's a nature jam as well - basically a "fuck-the-last-500-years" jam - which shows just how far back Ty's willing to go to get really back to nature. It's a love song to the natural state of hometown grounds... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

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TRAVEL THE LONESOME ROAD WITH BILL MACKAY & RYLEY WALKER

posted September 26th, 2017

Bill MacKay and Ryley Walker have a sonic connection that some duos only dream of. After many inspired improvisational sets at various Chicago stages, watering holes, and institutions, Walker-MacKay have forged an iron weave of (mostly!) guitar tapestry, culminating in the forthcoming SpiderBeetleBee! SpiderBeetleBee continues fluidly down the path of their initial psych-folkblues-raga tandem, brewing further explorations in mixed-and-matched idioms, turning composed melodies inside-out via improvisation, and finding in the blend a pasture between Appalachia and the Highlands.

The video for "Lonesome... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill MacKay & Ryley Walker

THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER! SEPTEMBER 2017

posted September 22nd, 2017

 

NEW DAWN FADING

Welcome back to Drag City! And yeah, don't pay attention to the clock on the wall. Face it, if you're still thinking about 2017, you're WAY behind! We wrapped our plans for 2018 already, with the smoke from our vision lodge wisping away, like all the dreams of yesteryear. And YES - sure, we're ready to let yesterday die - what did it ever do for us lately? Other than provide us with a footpath to... (read more)

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HURRICANE RELIEVING DRAG CITY MAKES LANDFILL AT CROPPED OUT!

posted September 21st, 2017

Summer is giving back, Indian-style! Did it ever really try to leave? Perhaps we'll hang onto it through winter this year, as fires and earthquakes and hurricanes provide cold truths we cannot ignore. In the short term, here's another element you shouldn't ignore (and another with high winds): the convergence of many a Drag City band at the finest festival the middle USA has ever seen, Cropped Out Festival in Louisville, KY! This year's line up is fine as silk, and deep like wool -... (read more)

Artists in this story: Royal Trux, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Neil Hamburger, Magik Markers, Circle X, Mike Donovan, Axis: Sova

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FRESH NEW BAJAS, RIPE FOR CONSUMPTION

posted September 20th, 2017

Bajas Fresh is on the beach here in 2017, existing and thriving in the same wrecked world as you and me. It's been over three years since the last proper Bitchin Bajas album - a natural paradise of woodwinds, droning organs, analog synths, field recordings, and an ever-expanding sense of MORE (and LESS). In between then and now came a series of collaborative LPs, and each time these varied external stimuli came into contact with the Bitchin Bajas' achromatic process, it left the group... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bitchin Bajas

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IN CONVERSATION: BRIAN WEITZ AND RON CURTISS OF THE BOFFOMUNDO SHOW

posted September 19th, 2017

Fumio Miyashita’s long awaited live sets from the California based Boffomundo Show are finally available on vinyl this Friday! Videos from the taped live sets, recorded in 1979 and 1980 respectively, have been circulating on Youtube for years and caught the eye of Brian Weitz (aka Geologist, from the influential trio Animal Collective), who helped facilitate getting this incredible music to us so it could be released for the first time on any format! Fittingly, Brian and Ron Curtiss, co-creator of The... (read more)

Artists in this story: Fumio Miyashita

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BLACK FLY IN THE OINTMENT

posted September 18th, 2017

Circuit des Yeux's forthcoming album, Reaching For Indigo, encompasses and surpasses the musical journey of Haley Fohr's previous output. An unparalleled piece of contemporary music, the album references a definitive moment in time that fell down on January 22nd, 2016, one that could be felt deep within the Earth's atmosphere-- and likely within multiple dimensions! That definitive moment is sure to resonate for a long time, cause Reaching for Indigo is an album reflecting an inward, emotive and cerebral vision so powerful,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Circuit des Yeux

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GOTTA LIGHT? THE PEACERS HAVE FUEL TO BURN

posted September 14th, 2017

Stealthily creeping out from beneath the rock and redressing the good ol' sock-hop days with an acid crash-The Peacers' still-fresh new album (with a potential shelf-life of DECADES; keep in mind for your underworld bunker) Introducing The Crimsmen melds charcoal-grey sprays of chaos with sugar-tender sentiment. Glad and sorry, spat through a grin and ready to rock yuh. The video for "Jurgen's Layout" develops in sulking monotones of dreamy nightmare sequences depicting vast landscapes and barren wilderness. Sucking through the atmosphere like a... (read more)

Artists in this story: The Peacers

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TY SEGALL FRIES OUT IN THE SOUTHWEST

posted September 13th, 2017

Ty Segall has a mountain of song at his disposal and he's capable of wielding boulders from it at any given moment in any situation, be it live or on record! His "Fried Shallots" EP came out a month ago to benefit the American Civil Liberties Union, but Ty Segall is liberally still touring off the back of January's Self-Titled release, a masterpiece of his ever evolving catalog! Accompanied by the ever flowing Freedom Band, Ty is set to tackle the Southwest portion of... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

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BRING YOUR CREW: DEAD RIDER ARE ON TOUR

posted September 12th, 2017

After the thousand days and nights since their last album, Chills on Glass, Dead Rider had to overcome the creeping suggestion that they multitask themselves to sleep - or to premature brain death - whichever came first! And thank gawd, too, because that means we've got a new rippin' album to dig: Crew Licks is hot on our tails! Right on top of it's September 22nd release, Dead Rider will bring the chopped-n-screwed skronk, acid-drenched guitar licks and lode-bearing beats on the road, direct... (read more)

Artists in this story: Dead Rider