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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)

RECOVERING FROM MONO-TONIX

posted June 10th, 2011

Man, it's only been a few months since Monotonix announced that they weren't going to be playing anymore shows, but man! It feels like a lifetime since they rocked us and everything else in the room in the way that only Monotonix could. For at-home listening (and when home is the hat under which you plug your buds in), "Body Language," Where Were You When It Happened and Not Yet are all great, but everyone always knows you can't bring the stank and slap of... (read more)

BISH OVER THE RIVER KWAI

posted June 9th, 2011

Fresh off a Brothers Unconnected European tour, the enigmatic Sir Richard Bishop has set his sights on a run through the wild, new, Japanese frontier! I know what you're thinking - the good Bishop, he's been all around the world - this must be his first time over there since the earthquake! Well dude, this actually his first time touring Japan as a solo guitarist/wizard! Sun City Girls made the trip back in 1996, but this tour is all Bishop n' guitar: no filler,... (read more)

CHIMP VICTORY FOR TULSA, HEX HOWLING IN NYC

posted June 7th, 2011

Goddamn, DCHQ phone lines have been buzzing with votes, praise, and vitriol (naturally...) for the Victory Chimp, A Book Commercial contest finalists. You Howling Hex fans sure are a feisty bunch with sharp-pronged little opinions, ain'tcha? So Drag City in conjunction with The Howling Hex want to say thank you: thank you to everyone who contributed; and thanks to all you opinionated mf'ers out there. We considered your words after we'd taken a hard look in the mirror, complete with laughter and tears. And you... (read more)

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SPEND A MINUTE WITH ALASDAIR ROBERTS

posted June 3rd, 2011

Alasdair Roberts is all over the map; literally! It's been less than a year since the release of his album, Too Long In This Condition, and in between now and then the dude's relentlessly toured Europe. And the United Kingdom! Which we Americans are led to believe is not part of Europe? Is there someone who can clear this up for us without typing or saying anything to us? Try to keep up -- he's playing more shows in the UK this month!... (read more)

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CLIFFIE SWAN, VIDEO BABY

posted June 3rd, 2011

HAY, wake up, kids, and roll over and watch the video debut for "California Baby" from Memories Come True, the new long player from the ladies of Cliffie Swan! Sophia and Linnea are setting the jam-tone invocation to your summer with "California Baby," a heavy burner that might very well be the ultimate single-tune soundtrack for cruising in your ride of choice across the steamy highway (towards the beach, or your version of the beach, of course). Quarry climbing, power-rings, UFOs-- this hazy... (read more)

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Who Will Claim Victory in the Victory Chimp Commercial Contest?

posted June 2nd, 2011

After an intense reviewing process involving tireless scrutiny and criticism (mostly self-), Drag City's A/V division has narrowed the Howling Hex Victory Chimp, A Book Commercial contest down to five (5) special applicants! As DCHQ makes every attempt to live as one community, in and amongst its very own people, we give you, the beloved cog in our machine, the chance to praise or chastise the work of these chosen few yourself on this special Victory Chimp, A Book Audio Book Commercial Competition section of... (read more)

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OM TRACKING

posted May 27th, 2011

We felt something rumbling outta the West, thunder and lightning and all that comes with heavy rain, plus high winds and dramatic temperature shifts hitting DCHQ this past week, and have finally figured out what it was! Since it's totally unnatural to be hit with such apocalyptic weather on the eve of June, and since Drag City-types are total skeptics, a few inquiries were made and a few leads followed... only to reveal what should have been obvious from the start-- the culprit is none... (read more)