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MEETING O' THE MINDS

posted July 7th, 2011

Good Lawd!! We can't believe it's been two-plus months since The High Llamas unleashed Talahomi Way - the latest greatest chapter in the pitch-perfect discography from Sean O'Hagan and his crew - but then, what is time, anyway? To celebrate the occasion of this record existing, an occasion which never ends, we approached the mighty, mercurial VAN DYKE PARKS to have a chat with old friend Sir O'Hagan. The resulting transatlantic git-down was EPIC - more epic than a stack of High Llamas and... (read more)

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AMERICA!

posted July 1st, 2011

Again and again, AMERICA! Yeah, that special weekend is upon us. In ever-patriotic style, Colonel Bill Callahan got something special for all y'all Drag City troopers: the new video for Apocalypse center-piece, "America!" Timing is everything, ain't it? Hell yes! That is exactly what timing is, everything. So for just a few little minutes, put down your damn bottle rockets and strip off your Uncle Sam mask so's you can fully revel in the eye-popping mini-drama this profusely animated beauty detonates onto your screen. "America!"... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan

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GOD BREAD AMERICA

posted June 30th, 2011

Want to really party this Independence Day weekend? Good, cuz Ty Segall is throwing a major bash over at The Independent, the fittingly named venue in San Francisco this Saturday, July 2nd! What's it all about? It's certainly not about the fucking 4th, man; no, this show's a celebration of real independence as Ty generously imparts Goodbye Bread, his ass-spanking new LP, upon all of you in the free world to enjoy. Truth: Goodbye Bread isn't just America's record, it's one for... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

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RE-LEARNING "WHAT WE HAVE KNOWN"

posted June 29th, 2011

Damn, it's about to be July and we're thirsty as fuck out here in the sun n' fun. Ain't no party soda that's gonna get it done; nope, we need a trooper of a 12"! A soldier of song-writing! We need Joanna Newsom! How about some vintage Newsom, too? Hell yeah, you say? Old J-New's th' only way for you? Us too! So we revisit the special time just after the release of da Milk-Eyed Mender, back when the future was brighter... (read more)

Artists in this story: Joanna Newsom

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V I C T O R Y C H I M P V I C T O R Y C H I M P V I C T O R Y C H I M P

posted June 24th, 2011

Victory Chimp Victory Chimp Victory Chimp Victory Chimp Victory Chimp Victory Chimp (vic-torrr-yyy chiii-iiimp) Victory Chimp Victory Chimp Victory Chimp! Victory Chimp, A Book officially hit the streets this week and CD players will never be the same. Or CD player listeners. Put your ear to the ground, little elephant: do you hear it? Yep, it beats inside your floppy grey ear, roves around your cerebellum and parasitically attaches itself to your core. Victory Chimp, A Book is not-so-subliminally being played in every road-tripping car... (read more)

Artists in this story: The Howling Hex

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RADIO FREE FLORIDA RECAP

posted June 23rd, 2011

Free Bonny Radio in the USA! Well, we'll start with Florida but Branson, Wisconsin Dells, Lake of the Ozarks — look out! Soon you too could be seeing a darkness while the Cairo Gang wonders their show all over your world. For now, enjoy the entrails from that infamous week in the panhandle of America, gathered below from radio stations across the state.

And while radio is normally purposed as a singular moment in time to be enjoyed by those in range of the "waves"... (read more)

The Drag City Newsletter - June 21, 2011

posted June 22nd, 2011

LONG WAY AROUND TO A SUMMER

Jesus X. Christ! Is it just us, or has the planetary weather axis totally gone off its freakin' nut?!? What was once called "Spring" in the American Midwest has been a violent crashing of systems that have sent the thermometer riding up and down (and in and out - ;) ed.) and rain pouring into regularly into our lives, rivers, basements and souls. Now sure, rain is great for the earth and the waterways and we're down with that,... (read more)

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HARD COPY: SLOW FADE AUTOGRAPHED BY RUDOLPH WURLITZER

posted June 20th, 2011

Paperback books are great for the beach, for your purse, for your religious stuff, but not for your shelf! That's way uncouth, man. The sluts (ahem! The PC term is "dudes" — ed.) don't dig dog eared pages with your own personal notes written in the margins like "Oh my god so true" and "possible motif keep an eye out" —they wanna know you're not as dumb as they are, but they don't wanna fuck the Dead Poets Society either. At least not all of... (read more)

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DRAGONSLAYER AT BAM!

posted June 17th, 2011

You may recall Drag City's first leap into the film distribution pool with Harmony Korine's Trash Humpers. Did you really think we'd stop there? Fuck no! Now we're pleased as a freshly satiated crack-head to announce the second film to receive Drag City distribution treatment in theaters nation-wide: DRAGONSLAYER! Winner of best documentary, feature, and cinematography at SXSW 2011, Dragonslayer documents the transgressions of a lost, punk-skater kid falling love in the suburbs of Fullerton, California, but in love with what? The... (read more)

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ALL EYES ON THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STARES

posted June 14th, 2011

Ah, what we'll do for laughs. Sure, we put out comedic records, books, and tapes, and the occasional limited edition deluxe-ly packaged CD, but there's more to living and laughing than physical product, isn't there? If you really want to touch someone, why not do it in person, like person-to-person? Or at least face-to-face? Well, that's why Drag City started The People Under The Stares in the first place -- to fucking touch you til you laugh out loud like, which in turn jiggles our... (read more)