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BREAKING J-NEWS

posted February 27th, 2012

Whoa! Howzit towards the end of February in the 2012th-leap-year-of our-lord and we haven't really done talked about Joanna Newsom none? Guess that's the life and times of a record label on the move, busy telling the world all about the whozits and whatzits of the right now- as in the right now of Sophia Knapp, Masaki Batoh, Dirty Three and Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, each winners of thee February Best New Release Sweepstakes. But it's no fun galloping through the wilderness with... (read more)

Artists in this story: Joanna Newsom

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RANGDA HAUNTS THE EAST

posted February 24th, 2012

What's that the dust rolls in? Why, it's the three noise-slingers of truth, the triumvirate of the apocalypse called Rangda! Three heads are better than one, they say (in evil unison), and these three man-heads, put together, are rabidly carnivorous. Asleep for some months, Rangda's awoken hard from it's wintry hibernation to annihilate (...er,make musical friends with, c'mon!) everyone they meet next week in the United States' infamous Northeastern corner. A tour! Rangda on the road! Rangda vs. New England! Chasny-Corsano-Bishop, fattening... (read more)

Artists in this story: Rangda

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THE NOISE IN YOUR HEAD

posted February 21st, 2012

Electrical impulses zap through your brain like meteors across a galaxy; synapses of light flash like distant quasars, baking every planet, living being and robot in its star system. In universal terms, does it make a sound? If a tree falls off a planet made of maggots of the mind of the universe, and no one is there to see it... does it have a taste? These questions were explored on records past, but for decades remained unanswered. Now, in the two thousand-twelfth year A.D.,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Masaki Batoh

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GETTING YOUR HANDS (AND EARS) DIRTY

posted February 20th, 2012

Ack! Ick! What happened over the weekend, some homeless folk come in and use our warehouse as a shit station? It's so fucking filthy in h... oh wait, that makes sense - Toward the Low Sun, the new batch of jams from Dirty Three, is shipping out to mom and poop shops all 'cross the USA this week, duh!!! Maybe you heard about these guys from down under (definitely come from under sumpin...), Dirty Three? It's been seven years since they made... (read more)

Artists in this story: Dirty Three

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RED KRAYOLA PREPARE TO TAKE THE ART WORLD BACK TO SCHOOL (BUT NOT ART SCHOOL)

posted February 17th, 2012

Arting is such sweet sorrow - but someone has to do it, and that someone around these parts is The Red Krayola. In December, their name stood out among the few leaked from the loose lips of publicists whose job it was to set off the news of the forthcoming Whitney Biennial. From their salad days of putting the 'art' into 'upstart' on the mid-60s Houston garage scene to their legendary psychedelic and post-psychedelic albums on International Artists to Mayo Thompson's fabled... (read more)

Artists in this story: The Red Krayola, Mayo Thompson

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NANA NANA HEY, BLACK BANANAS WEE!

posted February 15th, 2012

Ever wonder what it's like being in Black Bananas? Hitting the road with rockin' icon Jennifer Herrema, getting stoned, getting ripped off, changing lives (and clothes) at the shows, swimming in the hotels, and sleeping by the pools? It's a wild ride, but it's supposed to be... or is it? You be the judge, as Black Bananas say it is, then say it isn't. But that's the life of a lifer, ok? Shit's real when you're on the peel, just like Black Bananas... (read more)

Artists in this story: Black Bananas

THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER! JANUARY 2012

posted February 14th, 2012

JACK ON!

Boy, what you doing standing there with your hands not in your pockets? Ain’t you glad to see us? Well stand at attention, then! Your friendly neighborhood Drag City Drone is floating way over your head, ready to blow you away at the first sign of life down there. So shake us a tailfeather please.

And – phoo – excuse the rain of crypt-rust – our outer layer’s a little dusty. But as you’ll soon see, we’ve got an insectoid world of wonder... (read more)

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INTO THE WAVES (AND T-SHIRTS)

posted February 13th, 2012

The month of February often conjures thoughts of hibernation, grayness and icky greeting card "holidays." Thankfully, this year we've got Sophia Knapp to help us think a little differently; Into The Waves brings aqua sea-foam auras and vintage, oceanic sunsets to the forefront of our frontal lobes, and it'll do the same for you on February 28th, when it funnels into your local record shop.

To get you in a beach ball-state of mind, chill(wave)y zoned as February may be, we've got a limited supply... (read more)

Artists in this story: Sophia Knapp

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IF THIS BOAT'S ROCKIN'

posted February 10th, 2012

There's an 855 foot ship docked in Miami, like right now, just waiting to load up with rock kids of all kinds, boys and girls alike, for a three day exercise in avoiding mono while sleeping near a glory portal (I think we just got mono envisioning that! Or at least HIV). They call this high seas adventure The Bruise Cruise. Poor kids from glamorous locales all across the country like Chino, Lincoln, Denton, and Park Slope will board the floating phallus of phun... (read more)

Artists in this story: Neil Hamburger, Ty Segall

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THE B(PB)-SIDES FOR "TIME TO BE CLEAR"

posted February 8th, 2012

Drag City types love all the fan mail you folks send in on a daily basis; it's our mission to ignore more pressing matters and respond to each and every letter received in timely fashion, gold pens in hand. Sure, we're used to the blood-scrawl of many an inmate, and always pass each of those tear-jerkers on to the artist to which they're directed. Most exciting are the letters full of mystery and intrigue to which we're obligated to investigate. Below is an excerpt from... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy