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SUMMER SCHOOL IN SESSION! PURLING HISS "LEARNING SLOWLY"

posted July 29th, 2014

It's the time for the season in Hisstory, folks! Your last waves of summer begin with a lesson: unlearn what you thought you knew and relearn the weirdness of Purling Hiss! The Hiss returns with the blissful blast of a lead single, “Learning Slowly,” an epic guitar-slangin’ masterpiece off their new collection of songs, Weirdon. Upfront guitars and drums shine through the 5 minutes of windows-down, steering-wheel slapping jouissance. It’s a pure laconic anthem in the tradition of guitar wizardry,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Purling Hiss

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SIR RICHARD BISHOP RETURNS TO THE HOMELAND, SECURITY BE DAMNED

posted July 29th, 2014

For the first time in more than a coupla years, Sir Richard Bishop will tour the U.S. Of A! Awesomely, the six-string pioneer of guitar freakery returns to put an exclamation point on this summer of love, 2014. Rick Bishop been traveling the space ways since the early 80s, as one third of Sun City Girls before striking out solo, in case you're too young to know what made you. Fresh minds will recall Sir Richard Bishop's varied, odyssey-of-an-album: Polytheistic Fragments; and his focused... (read more)

Artists in this story: Sir Richard Bishop, Sun City Girls

THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER! JULY 2014

posted July 25th, 2014

FLIGHT 714

Wake up, it's tomorrow! And since tomorrow never knows and tomorrow never dies either, WTF y'all? Like you, we're psyched about the prospects of the unknown day ahead. Children of the world; every day is our day! There's something for all of us there that we didn't see coming (and for some of us, it's a spot at the bottom of a ten-car pileup – yeesh, is that your taint or mine?!) or something that we knew was coming... (read more)

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RIDING FARTHER THAN EVER BEFORE: DEAD RIDER ON THE HWY

posted July 24th, 2014

The finest bugs America's byways can offer have already started to smear on the windshield of caravan Dead Rider as they ripple and swerve through Texas. The bumpers too are thick with their crushed corpse, blown dry by the unstoppable hot winds that blow against the band as they commence their nationwide journey that loops them from the South to the West Coast, across the Great Plains and Midwest all the way out East. Summer turns to fall, and the gruesome U.S.-sights meld with the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Dead Rider

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DOPE BODY COME BACK TO THE FRONT WITH LIFER!

posted July 23rd, 2014

Have you ever been punched in the face while dancing ecstatically but the person who hit you ALSO seemed be dancing and loving it but you couldn't really tell? If you’ve been in the front row at a Dope Body show – or the back row or somewhere in the middle for that matter – it’s a distinct possibility. The Baltimore quartet has built a reputationfor delivering intense live performances. Off the back of their 2012 release for Drag City, Natural History, the band... (read more)

Artists in this story: Dope Body

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HAPPY RECORD STORE DAY! LOVE, DRAG CITY

posted July 21st, 2014

As record stores go, so goes Drag City – and since we’ve been around for the last 25 years, clearly record stores have been doing something right! So we are very pleased to present you with special editions of three of Drag City’s earliest singles for a special Record Store Day of your own choosing. Three titles that changed the world! Our world, that is. DC1 - the one that almost ended it all before it really started! Any venture with Royal Trux was a... (read more)

Artists in this story: Royal Trux, Pavement, Alastair Galbraith, Peter Jefferies, The Dead C.

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OH, DISMAY! NEIL HAMBURGER'S ENDLESS ROLL

posted July 18th, 2014

Zoinks, has it really been 4 years since the last Neil Hamburger LP? I guess these days, the world's "hardest working" funnyman works hard at building anticipation in addition to touring the world over, cos we're all a-salivatin' for the release of First of Dismay! And to help you get in the mood, we're sharing the video for the album's first single, "Endless Roll," which debuted on Adult Swim earlier this week! "Endless Roll" takes aim at a certain signature trash bag and features... (read more)

Artists in this story: Neil Hamburger

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THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW YOUNG

posted July 17th, 2014

We already introduced you to his music, now Drag City invites you into the home and mind of Matthew Young! A reissue of Young's 1981 New Age masterpiece, Recurring Dreams, is set to hit the shelves on July 22nd, courtesy of yours truly and Yoga Records. Detailed minds will recall, Drag City and Yoga teamed up to bring you Matthew Young's Traveler's Advisory back in the 2010. Recurring Dreams happens to be that album's precursor (the fabric of time wrinkles,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Matthew Young

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NO PICKETING: WHITE FENCE STREAMS NEW ALBUM ON NPR

posted July 16th, 2014

The Fence hits the streets next week! White Fence, to be precise, with their all-new, awesome-amazing album For The Recently Found Innocent on Tuesday, to be exact! But you don't have to feel shut in til then - the gates to White Fence have opened, and For The Recently Found Innocent is currently streaming on NPR! Yeps, Tim Presley's mysterious veil has momentarily lifted, giving all those with curious eyes and peeping sensibilities a clear view through the slats and fence-posts. Is... (read more)

Artists in this story: White Fence

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MAGIK MARKERS SURRENDER TO THE WEST COAST

posted July 14th, 2014

Pretties! Magik Markers are on the move, bringing sonic waves toward the oceanic waves of the Pacific, with blasting concept securely in place: portfolios taped to kits and guitars suggest strategic plans to kindly annihilate the ear-minds of each and every west coast head. Or as the Markers casually call it, a west coast tour! Things heat up this coming Saturday at Hemlock in the city of start-ups and sky-rocketing housing costs, San Francisco (c'mon hippies and weirdos, take back the neighborhood!) Of course, the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Magik Markers