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FALL FORWARD WITH AZITA

posted September 2nd, 2011

AZITA, here with us all seasons, has embraced the turning leaves, put her fall foot forward, and harvested a brand new album of piano songs, Disturbing the Air. It's been since 2009's How Will You that we last heard an album proper from the Chicago songstress, and that is simply too long for someone with such finely constructed tunes and such command over the performances of same. AZITA can't help it - as a talented artist, she's remained busy, complete with stints acting... (read more)

Artists in this story: AZITA

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BIG IN BRAZIL

posted September 1st, 2011

If you're big in Brazil, it stands to reason you ought to be big just about anywhere - after all, there are only a few countries bigger than Brazil scattered around our globe. Alas, size don't really work this way - not when talking country-size anyway. And anyway, Drag City artists are not exactly "big" in Brazil, which is too bad, since it's also one of the grandest countries on earth as well. We just found at that somebody knows who we are... (read more)

Artists in this story: Drag City

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RTX ON THE PCH

posted August 31st, 2011

Wha, wait a minute dude, RTX? Fuck yah, brah, the mystifying rock entity led by her satanic majesty, Jennifer 'JJ' Herrema, is hitting the road (yes, after hitting the bong, duoy) this fall! RTX bring swagger, pimp, primp and pomp to main streets all up n down the funky west coast, playing their fashionable freaktunes any which way they please beginning this Friday, September 2nd!

Sure not to be the same old song and dance, RTX have a brand new album on the... (read more)

Artists in this story: RTX

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CALLAHAN TALKS NEWBURY

posted August 29th, 2011

2011 will always be remembered fondly by all of us here at Drag City, and not just because it turned out to be last year before The Great Disaster. As always, there are many amazing records we've been so psyched to put out this year (in fact, about twice as many as usual) - but certainly one of the most mind-bending release for us has been the Mickey Newbury reissue set, An American Trilogy. I mean, these are records that first came out... (read more)

The Drag City Newsletter - August 26, 2011

posted August 26th, 2011

WE JUST BLEW YOUR MINDS

But there’s no time to crow now – we’re fixing to do it agin’. When it comes to the totally insane half-dozen of new release items thrown down from our Ivory Bunker in July, we’re truly pleased with the effects of all them cumulatively on the human sensibility - and we trust you are as well. But can we really trust you? Did you actually buy the Singer, Carol Kleyn, Joanna Newsom, O’Rourke & Heemann, Nicholas... (read more)

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SAN FRANCISCO TREAT

posted August 24th, 2011

Ty-A-Roni! A satisfying treat, wouldn't you think? Only made exponentially better with a main course consisting of amplified, roast-ful tunes from Goodbye Bread, the latest from Ty Segall, naturally! Drag City dinner bells are still in production, but let's pretend we gots one - DING DONG: to fill your needy belly, Ty Segall is playing 2 last minute shows in the bay area this week!!! Grab a spoon, and get in line at one of the following places, 'k?

First he'll hit... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

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AMERICA'S $1 FUNNYMAN LEAVES HIS HOMELAND IN DISGRACE

posted August 19th, 2011

We thought we'd heard the last of Neil Hamburger, but that freakin' creep keeps turning up! Fortunately, it's far from our headquarters; seems he's isolated for a while over in Edinburgh, Scotland. ...aw shit, who are we kidding?! We love us some Hamburger more than just about anyone, and we're happy to hear the Scots get a taste of real, honest to goodness America's $1 meat-laff along with their "meat" pies. From now til the 28th, Hamburger will be all up in the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Neil Hamburger

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WE'RE ROAST BEEFING

posted August 18th, 2011

Holy shit — Drag City gots its hands on some sealed beef! That is, original, sealed copies of an insane(ly collectible) LP from the insane(ly talented cult hero) Biff Rose, called Roast Beef! Not so far off the track from Randy Newman or Van Dyke Parks (but way more BEEFY!), Biff hit the scene in 1965, a folky with a heart full of Leher-esque satire. Early career highlights included gag writing for TV variety shows with George Carlin; a string of... (read more)

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THROUGH YE OLDE COUNTRY, SIC-LY

posted August 17th, 2011

Aha, this Sic Alps thing is on a real roll, friends. Tours across the USA, solo performances, 7" EPs and 7" singles in the last two months - train keeps a-chooglin' and we're all aboard. Now, the laddies pick it up and schlepp themselves over to Europe for what stands to be a monster tour, beginning at the olde standby, das Green Man Festival, this Friday. Wee-ow, 'round and 'round the UK they go, up through Scandinavia, hopscotching through Berlin and Prague,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Sic Alps

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THE HEIST IS IN

posted August 12th, 2011

Yes, The Nig-Heist is in! The world wasn't ready the first time around to burden itself with perhaps the filthiest, vile group of condom busting fucks, but it's 2011 now, so we're all mature enough to handle the load, right? Aw, take that stick out of your ass, make room for Nig-Heist!

Back in 1998.. not wait, let's go further. Back in the early 80s, a group of sexually depraved Black Flag roadies and SST hangers-on formed a band called Nig-Heist. Though they... (read more)

Artists in this story: Nig-Heist