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WATCH THIS PURLING PREVIEW!

posted January 21st, 2013

We know you're hungry for a sneak peek at the latest and greatest batch of jams from Philly's Purling Hiss- Water On Mars, they call it- and the dudes are apt to abide, mash-up style! Watch the thing, but watch out for yourself: crushed together, these tough tunes are likely to open a gateway of sorts from your cerebral noggin to an atmosphere removed of oxygen and air as we know it. So inhale deeply and prepare to hold it, while digging the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Purling Hiss

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RANGDA HEADS WEST, TERRORIZES COAST

posted January 18th, 2013

Rangda, the epochally shreddy trio comprised of equal parts Sir Richard Bishop, Ben Chasny, and Chris Corsano, are all set to take their burning head show on the road this very February in support of their still-new 2012 album, Formerly Extinct! If you haven't exposed yourself to it, you should! Freshfangled and shrouded by ancestral awakenings, Formerly Extinct's lean n' mean, child-eating-machine approach to songs bores deep into the layers of consciousness to divine meeting. With a taste for... (read more)

Artists in this story: Six Organs of Admittance, Sir Richard Bishop, Rangda

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FADE TO BLUE INSIDE THE OPIUM DEN

posted January 17th, 2013

Jeez, Blues Control's done toured steadily--performing in all eight known corners of the world (and a few that haven't been publicly acknowledged yet) -- but while they've worked to continue their face-to-face relationship with the finite many, they've shared a number of transcendent visions for the endless eyes that watch in the privacy of their own pods, with videos for tracks including “Love’s A Rondo” and “Walking Robin” (not to mention stopping by Drag City for a sweaty Drag City Limits steam room session... (read more)

Artists in this story: Blues Control

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THANK TY FOR SINNERS!

posted January 15th, 2013

Last year, Ty Segall released three full-length albums, sold out countless shows around the globe (or maybe we're just bad at counting - what comes after fifteen again, infinity?), and made his late night television debut on CONAN in October followed up by a performance on the Late Show With David Letterman in November. After all the votes were cast and ballots counted, truth was triumphant to find Ty crouched upon a pile of year-end praise-carnage for his solo album, Twins (out now on Drag... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall, Ty Segall & White Fence

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ARTIST PROOF IN THE PUDDING

posted January 11th, 2013

With a brand new year upon us, we're giddy to the max - becuz it's possible 2013's new and re-ish'd releases will slay as hard- and steam with as much heat- as those we released in 2012! 'Man, last year was the shit, and the Lawd knows it'll be tough to beat; those releases were meant to rest lodged in your ear, forever playing, the last things you'd ever hear while the fire-waters of apocalypse engulf us all! Which of course, they didn't - and... (read more)

Artists in this story: Mayo Thompson, Gary Higgins, Mark Fosson, Mickey Newbury, Chris Darrow

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OM SLAYS / BISHOP PLAYS

posted January 9th, 2013

Wake up, Amercia! And fall into step with OM, who've graciously baked themselves awake, smack dub in the middle of our wintery season to vibrate good news through us to you: it's metta tour time, Advaitic Songs-style, US round 2! Shouldn't come as a surprise, really - what's a heady bunch of bros to do when things get cold, dark and spooky besides cram in the van and blaze (trails, man. Trails.) their way across the western states? It's only natural, that. Just... (read more)

Artists in this story: Sir Richard Bishop, OM

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COME ON... A LITTLE CLOSER... YES! SQUIRREL BAIT!

posted January 7th, 2013

Louisville's been a pipe-line of pure hot bed (hot bed of pure pipe-line?) for Drag City singers and songs and sounds for dang near decades now, some of which we've even resurrected from a time prior to our own birth (These two hands... our clay children!)! One such band bore the likes of long time DC artist-in-residence David Grubbs, as well as the the Palace-collabing and Slint foundling bros, Brian McMahon and Britt Walford (along with the man called M, "Papa... (read more)

Artists in this story: Squirrel Bait, David Grubbs, Papa M, PAJO

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SEGALL SAILS ACROSS AMERICA TO BOLSTER THE RETURN OF MAN, 2013

posted January 4th, 2013

It's 2013, congratulations! You survived the survivalists, the rhetoric of human beings convinced the end what imminent. Now, having rested through the holy day season, we're all back at the beginning of time and wonderment, kicking off the touring season. Who better to bring it on than this guy, Ty Segall? Twins landed itself on all the best of the best of the year polls, hands down conquering (and befriending) it's mates and peers, head and shoulders above. The Hair collab with White Fence... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall, Ty Segall & White Fence

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ROLLING FORTH THE STONE

posted January 3rd, 2013

Let the trumpets blare! Ring thy balalaikas, or whatever the most lute-like device in your chest of instruments may be! It is time once again for our man from the north country to sing his piece. Alasdair Roberts is back on record, and as is his wont these days, he's brought friends to the table. A Wonder Working Stone is his new solo album - but in truth, Alasdair Roberts is never alone. His records are about many, many things - but at their heart,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Alasdair Roberts

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NOT THE END, FROM THE BEGINNING

posted December 21st, 2012

December 21st, and what a relief! All the buildup to the Sun's alignment with the center of our galaxy, directly blocking the Milky Way's energy pull on our dear planet, seemed to come and go without perforating the ozone or otherwise obstructing production down here, within the mile-deep, steel-enforced bunker of Drag City HMFQ. How's the air up there, surfacelings? Fouled? Throat-burning? Infused with flood-water? Well don't worry - we're still here, and we can only hope that you are too - because even though... (read more)