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LISTEN, LOOK! WHITE FENCE IS CLOSING IN ON EUROPE!

posted May 26th, 2016

And just "Like That," White Fence wing on over to Europe for a quick tour! An arrow-sharp blast through a wide range of continental territories has Tim Presley and the gang moving and performing with great efficiency - like a proper White Fence song, they're hitting all the right notes with a gracefully deft economy. Festival season is in full effect, and White Fence have broken through the perimeter to take center stage for all the innocents to enjoy. Yeah, ...For The Recently Found Innocent... (read more)

Artists in this story: White Fence

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CANDY SAM: TY SEGALL'S SWEET VISUAL TREAT! PLEASE ENJOY BEFORE TOUR

posted May 24th, 2016

Following a most sketchy tour of the United States in February and March which included stops at populist TV programs The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and CONANTy Segall and The Muggers went underground. Coinciding with warmer weather elevating the city's ripe sewer stench, they've re-emerged, grimier and bleaker than ever - even more suitable for the great unwashed they typically attract on the road. The road of which we now speak runs through the European continent, as Ty and his Muggers are... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

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CATE LE BON PONDERS THE MEANING OF LOVE

posted May 23rd, 2016

As Cate Le Bon departs the US following her triumphant national tour to spend the summer playing dates across Europe, we have the pleasure of unveiling a new video from her acclaimed album Crab Day!

"Love Is Not Love" is directed by the wonderfully idiosyncratic Turner Prize nominee Phil Collins (just like the short film)! The video, shot in Berlin, sees Cate being joined by an elite troupe of dancers to engage in some seriously avant-garde yet clinically synchronized dance routines! Buckle up... (read more)

Artists in this story: Cate Le Bon

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TRAVEL TO SHAKEDOWN STREET WITH BONNIE 'PRINCE' BILLY

posted May 23rd, 2016

Bonnie "Prince" Billy aims to steal your face with an epic, live rendition of the soft-yet-funky "If I Had a World to Give" on CBS' This Morning! The Dead are often a point of contention between music fans---is it hippie drivel for drug addled baby boomers or a visionary group who have contributed more to modern music of all genres than the Velvets!? Well, wherever you stand, one thing we can all agree upon is that Bonnie 'Prince' Billy rules!

Bonnie's intrepid voice and... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy

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JOANNA DOES KIMMEL

posted May 20th, 2016

Joanna Newsom oh-so-gracefully keeps Divers and "the delvers" afloat with appearances across the USA! Naw, we're not talking about a performance you can attend in person, but rather several you can enjoy on your own time, in the safety of your own personal space, wherever that may be! Things kicked off earlier this week with a conversation between the inimitable songstress and Dave Eggers at San Francisco’s City Arts & Lectures. Next Monday, May 23rd, J-New saddles up with Marc Maron for his fuckin' WTF... (read more)

Artists in this story: Joanna Newsom

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REPORT FROM THE LLAMAS-SPHERE: HERE COME THE RATTLING TREES HITS THE STAGE!

posted May 19th, 2016

Here Come The Rattling Trees is more than an (amazing!) new album from The High Llamas - as a complete concept, it's actually a full on stage production, a play written by Sean O'Hagan about the Peckham neighborhood in London, England. In this setting, the album's music becomes a freakin' live score performed in real time by The High Llamas throughout the course of the play. First run back in 2014, Here Come The Rattling Trees is about to go for a second run, beginning... (read more)

Artists in this story: The High Llamas

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MAN IN THE MIRROR: DAVID PEARCE RETURNS TO NEW LANDS

posted May 17th, 2016

Continuing the Flying Saucer Attack reinstatement program that began with last year's new release, Instrumentals 2015,and the subsequent reissue of FSA's 1995 LPs Further and Chorus earlier this year, we arrive at the 1997's New Lands and 2000's Mirror.

Following the chilled-out acoustic drafts blowing through both Furtherand Chorus, it seemed that the direction for future FSA musics was clear: increased melodicism with more roots exposed in ever-cleaner productions, right? Uh, no. After what felt to be an... (read more)

Artists in this story: Flying Saucer Attack

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A COUNTRY HOUSE, COURTESY OF FAUN FABLES, AWAITS YOU

posted May 16th, 2016

It's been six years since Faun Fables gathered together a fresh new musical offering from their world to ours-universal opinion concludes, that's way too long! Faun awaken; we want a new Faun song and we want it now!! Over the passing of those six years, instant gratification has become norm(core) in everyone's lives; in honor of that, Faun Fables bestow upon you a striking, brand new song off their forthcoming album, Born Of The Sun: they call it, "Country House Waits" but the wait... (read more)

Artists in this story: Faun Fables

THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER!! MAY 2016

posted May 13th, 2016

STOP

Greetings from yet another record store day in the endless timeline of music, wherein one record store dies and yet another is born with almost every revolution of the Earth (and not due to trends within the industry but instead because of fluctuations of ambition, vision and willingness on the part of the shopkeepers. And beekeepers). STOP. This isn't our first time around the sun (not by a long shot), but truth be told, we're still inclined to continue on... (read more)

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BIG "THINGS" ARE ON DISPLAY AT SOCCER CLUB CLUB

posted May 12th, 2016

On view through June 22nd, "Things" at the Soccer Club Club brings you wildly original artworks by Drag City's own Jennifer Herrema and Ty Segall, set like jewels among a delirious matrix of objects made by contemporary artists. Highlights include hand-embroidered garments by Los Angeles artist JPW3, Max Hooper Schneider's Nightmare Catcher and a rare US showing of the 1993 work Weihnachtsbaum by influential Swiss artist Roman Signer.

A newsprint catalogue by Kate O'Neill is available for purchase in person or by mail.... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall, Jennifer Herrema