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TYING UP LOOSE ENDS ON THE AIRWAVES

posted February 1st, 2013

Ty Segall tours are planned with thoughtful care, nurturing demographics with blade-sharp calculation and deep, sage wisdom. Hungry fans, sales, and media coverage are all considered and compiled in a collective hive mind telepathically shooting pins onto the map - a Nate Silver approach to rock n' roll touring that's never been known to fail. However, there are boundaries outside the lines, where one aspect of the equation may prevent a deserving city from experiencing Ty Segall live. Perhaps you dwell in one of these... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER! JANUARY 2013!!

posted January 28th, 2013

THE EVA-4-ZAGGIN FIRST

First of what? It’s actually year twenty-four in the life of Drag City, but you gotta start a new year somewhere, we’re told. YAWN. Even if you're a late starter and a late bloomer and you just got your first pubes when you hit 40, you have to! You can't help it if you thought old women were molesting you up until then - after all, what did you know - you were in your terrible twenties when it was happening... (read more)

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RISING TO THE PLAIN WHERE THE PALACE STOOD

posted January 22nd, 2013

Moving eccentrically forward from the straight-ahead hardcore punk of Squirrel Bait (after all, he was a wizened eighteen years old when SB called it a day) David Grubbs increasingly infused his songcraft with an experimental strain, culminating in the discography of Gastr del Sol, who drew widespread interest with the ways in which they combined so-called "songs" with experimental music. Participating in the reinvigorated Red Krayola during this time exposed David to the formative (so-called!) tutelage of Mayo Thompson as well. But after the... (read more)

Artists in this story: The Red Krayola, Mayo Thompson, Squirrel Bait, Gastr del Sol, David Grubbs

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WATCH THIS PURLING PREVIEW!

posted January 21st, 2013

We know you're hungry for a sneak peek at the latest and greatest batch of jams from Philly's Purling Hiss- Water On Mars, they call it- and the dudes are apt to abide, mash-up style! Watch the thing, but watch out for yourself: crushed together, these tough tunes are likely to open a gateway of sorts from your cerebral noggin to an atmosphere removed of oxygen and air as we know it. So inhale deeply and prepare to hold it, while digging the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Purling Hiss

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RANGDA HEADS WEST, TERRORIZES COAST

posted January 18th, 2013

Rangda, the epochally shreddy trio comprised of equal parts Sir Richard Bishop, Ben Chasny, and Chris Corsano, are all set to take their burning head show on the road this very February in support of their still-new 2012 album, Formerly Extinct! If you haven't exposed yourself to it, you should! Freshfangled and shrouded by ancestral awakenings, Formerly Extinct's lean n' mean, child-eating-machine approach to songs bores deep into the layers of consciousness to divine meeting. With a taste for... (read more)

Artists in this story: Six Organs of Admittance, Sir Richard Bishop, Rangda

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FADE TO BLUE INSIDE THE OPIUM DEN

posted January 17th, 2013

Jeez, Blues Control's done toured steadily--performing in all eight known corners of the world (and a few that haven't been publicly acknowledged yet) -- but while they've worked to continue their face-to-face relationship with the finite many, they've shared a number of transcendent visions for the endless eyes that watch in the privacy of their own pods, with videos for tracks including “Love’s A Rondo” and “Walking Robin” (not to mention stopping by Drag City for a sweaty Drag City Limits steam room session... (read more)

Artists in this story: Blues Control

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THANK TY FOR SINNERS!

posted January 15th, 2013

Last year, Ty Segall released three full-length albums, sold out countless shows around the globe (or maybe we're just bad at counting - what comes after fifteen again, infinity?), and made his late night television debut on CONAN in October followed up by a performance on the Late Show With David Letterman in November. After all the votes were cast and ballots counted, truth was triumphant to find Ty crouched upon a pile of year-end praise-carnage for his solo album, Twins (out now on Drag... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall, Ty Segall & White Fence

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ARTIST PROOF IN THE PUDDING

posted January 11th, 2013

With a brand new year upon us, we're giddy to the max - becuz it's possible 2013's new and re-ish'd releases will slay as hard- and steam with as much heat- as those we released in 2012! 'Man, last year was the shit, and the Lawd knows it'll be tough to beat; those releases were meant to rest lodged in your ear, forever playing, the last things you'd ever hear while the fire-waters of apocalypse engulf us all! Which of course, they didn't - and... (read more)

Artists in this story: Mayo Thompson, Gary Higgins, Mark Fosson, Mickey Newbury, Chris Darrow

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OM SLAYS / BISHOP PLAYS

posted January 9th, 2013

Wake up, Amercia! And fall into step with OM, who've graciously baked themselves awake, smack dub in the middle of our wintery season to vibrate good news through us to you: it's metta tour time, Advaitic Songs-style, US round 2! Shouldn't come as a surprise, really - what's a heady bunch of bros to do when things get cold, dark and spooky besides cram in the van and blaze (trails, man. Trails.) their way across the western states? It's only natural, that. Just... (read more)

Artists in this story: Sir Richard Bishop, OM

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COME ON... A LITTLE CLOSER... YES! SQUIRREL BAIT!

posted January 7th, 2013

Louisville's been a pipe-line of pure hot bed (hot bed of pure pipe-line?) for Drag City singers and songs and sounds for dang near decades now, some of which we've even resurrected from a time prior to our own birth (These two hands... our clay children!)! One such band bore the likes of long time DC artist-in-residence David Grubbs, as well as the the Palace-collabing and Slint foundling bros, Brian McMahon and Britt Walford (along with the man called M, "Papa... (read more)

Artists in this story: Squirrel Bait, David Grubbs, Papa M, PAJO