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Trash Humpers TAKES OFF, GETS GROUNDED

posted November 5th, 2010

At last we know what's behind the mask! Harmony Korine's latest film, Trash Humpers, just can't stay out of trouble. First it got nixed by popular movie rental site Netflix as not being representative of family values. Yeah, maybe 50s family values! Today's domestic situations are much more "liberated" than all that, Netflix! Anyway, that's last week's news. This weeks? Trash Humpers copycat killers. I mean, what would you call this guy? I mean, sure, he didn't kill anybody, but he's really ripping... (read more)

Artists in this story: Harmony Korine

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David Grubbs, Theoretical Guru

posted November 3rd, 2010

You know David Grubbs the musician. Do you know Grubbs the educator? Sure you do! Didn't those Gastr del Sol records school yer ass-mind on the possibilities of pop music as modern art? And that was the 90s. Since then, he's had an edifying solo career and in addition to being a musician to this very day, he happens to be a professor at Brooklyn College and CUNY as well, where he's forever honing his curricular skills on each new generation of malleable young minds.

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Artists in this story: David Grubbs

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Road Trippin' With Joanna Newsom

posted November 3rd, 2010

Whoa, is it November already? Sweet man, that means it's time for another USA tour, Joanna Newsom-style! 2010 has seriously been a mammoth year for our harp-slinging friend. Like, woolly-mammoth style year, the kind that don't trample the earth anymore. World-wide touring, from the pacific rim through the USA and over to the European motherland, plus the release of the critically-acclaimed triple album, Have One On Me, and numerous television appearances, have kept Newsom busy as all hell. But hell hath no heat compared... (read more)

Artists in this story: Joanna Newsom

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Dosing Up With Dwarr

posted October 29th, 2010

Dwarr's Animals is something we've touted as a lost metal masterpiece, unearthed from the home press vaults of the mid 80s, and it's hard to deny that that's what it is. But if you're simply thinking chugging thrash and technically proficient but emotionally lacking music, perhaps we need to explain further. The sounds here are intensely personal, the mood murky and demented; and while there are certainly riffs, and definitely shrieking solos, the drum n' bass rhythms bounce in rubbery, demented decadence while the vocals... (read more)

Artists in this story: Dwarr

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Batoh On The Go

posted October 28th, 2010

You know what rules? Japan's GHOST, and GHOST's head, Masaki Batoh! Sounds kind of gruesome, huh? Well it isn't, but we here in the States are in the tragic position of rarely seeing the gentle (and giant) genius Batoh pay his style of heavy chamber folk on our shores. That's why we consider the next few weeks another triumph: Batoh's flying to America as we speak, bringing his spiritual waves to only the finest US cities from sea to filthy sea (check the dates... (read more)

Artists in this story: Masaki Batoh

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Jim O'Rourke Brainwashes Child Star

posted October 26th, 2010

Jim O'Rourke gets his hands dirty in many a contemporary artist's work. Collabs with Joanna Newsom, Smog, and The Red Krayola come to mind, to name but a few. Maybe less known to some of you is his collaboration with, and apparent influence on, the young iCarly actress, Miranda Cosgrove? Hm, yeah, perhaps you remember the Jack Black film, School of Rock. Turns out, Miranda just wasn't getting it done properly while delivering her singing parts in the film as Summer Hathaway.... (read more)

Artists in this story: Jim O'Rourke

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Make Your House an Awarehouse

posted October 22nd, 2010

Drag City has long felt driven by the Spirit Being, and each of us feel strongly the silver cord connecting our astral body to our other body. It's this non-ego related spirituality that has brought us in touch with the Source Family, who cultivated a lifestyle of spiritual living beginning at their famed restaurant, The Source, back in the 1960s. The restaurant was a fixture for those seeking enlightenment in Hollywood at the time (tough task!), many of whom joined the ranks to meditate... (read more)

Artists in this story: Children of the Sixth Root Race

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Humping The Netflix Cue

posted October 21st, 2010

America's video rental service of choice, Netflix, has all the previous Korine films - Mister Lonely, Julien Donkey-Boy and Gummo. They offer the film he wrote the script for, Kids. They're also making available the following films: Antichrist, Irreversible, Emmanuel in America, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer and all the Jackass films. What do all these films have in common? They all feature more full-frontal nudity, on-screen sex, violence, rape and/or murder than is featured in Trash Humpers... (read more)

Artists in this story: Harmony Korine

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Accidental Joke = Intentional Poster For Sale

posted October 19th, 2010

Drag City is no stranger to posters; heck, we make posters for just about every new album we're ever released, many of them available for purchase, for your personal archives or personal wall/shrine. And while we'd never be surprised if any one of our posters appeared in a fine art gallery or two, we've never quite made one with such immediate possibilities as with The Accidental Joke. When we discovered the innocent(ly twisted), humorous and confounding visuals of Baim & Lazar, we were... (read more)

Artists in this story: Baim & Lazar

The Drag City Newsletter, October 19 2010

posted October 19th, 2010

BUMMER IN THE (INDIAN) SUMMER

Hello, hello – Drag City is back in the house – through the back of course, we know a guy and don’t have time for the queue out front. Well, we’re here. Now what? Should we talk about the weather? As most of you Americans know, it was one crazy-hot (sexy-cool) summer this year, but what we’ll remember (aside from the gallons of sweet-stinky sweat) from it was the wonderful denouement to the whole mess that we experienced here in... (read more)