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ROLLING FORTH THE STONE

posted January 3rd, 2013

Let the trumpets blare! Ring thy balalaikas, or whatever the most lute-like device in your chest of instruments may be! It is time once again for our man from the north country to sing his piece. Alasdair Roberts is back on record, and as is his wont these days, he's brought friends to the table. A Wonder Working Stone is his new solo album - but in truth, Alasdair Roberts is never alone. His records are about many, many things - but at their heart,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Alasdair Roberts

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NOT THE END, FROM THE BEGINNING

posted December 21st, 2012

December 21st, and what a relief! All the buildup to the Sun's alignment with the center of our galaxy, directly blocking the Milky Way's energy pull on our dear planet, seemed to come and go without perforating the ozone or otherwise obstructing production down here, within the mile-deep, steel-enforced bunker of Drag City HMFQ. How's the air up there, surfacelings? Fouled? Throat-burning? Infused with flood-water? Well don't worry - we're still here, and we can only hope that you are too - because even though... (read more)

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EYE THE ENSEMBLE PEARL

posted December 20th, 2012

If the world doesn't end this year, it's sure to th' next annum around - if only because of the apocalyptic plans of yer pals 'n gals here at DC Centric. Like, for instance, check it out - come March, the light of day will be ready to shine upon the debut recordings made by Ensemble Pearl, which will surely bring the rain and the wind and the breaking of tectonic plates all over, under and around the planet too. Cosmic heavy amplified rock... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ensemble Pearl

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HARK! DC HAS THINGS TO PURCHASE FOR HOLIDAY GIFTING!

posted December 17th, 2012

Buh...whuh? Hey, wait a...calendar...Christmas! If you're like us, it's time to start shopping for holidayz, gang! And given that the Drag City elves (orcs, atchully) are a-working around the clock (by available light, natch) for the next five days, you can still order at least one of our thousands of available items through Friday and maybe even receive it before the new year! Now, Holidayz is a special time of year for lots of different people for lots of different reasons - so why not... (read more)

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DRAG CITY LIMITS PRESENTS: BLUES CONTROL

posted December 14th, 2012

December may be nature's way of telling us, 'soon we'll freeze,' but fear not - Blues Control continue to bring the heat and the light to you throughout the winter! "Fresh" off a tour with Six Organs of Admittance to close out the year of our Mayan calendar, 2012, the do-oh are set to hit the road again over on the other side - 2013 (yes, it is happening)- supporting their socks-knocked-offering Valley Tangents album through January, February and March across these ol' United States... (read more)

Artists in this story: Blues Control

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BATHING IN WATER ON MARS WITH PURLING HISS

posted December 12th, 2012

It takes balls to let Purling Hiss get in your face- their records are a half-corroded, screaming roar of high-end guitars crushed together, obliterating vocals and drums with their singular assault. Well, if you've got balls, get ready to swing 'em! With Water On Mars, Purling Hiss have broken out of the basement, run through the bedroom and are now loose, out in the streets, blasting one of the great guitar albums in the past couple minutes. Yes, Water On Mars, from the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Purling Hiss

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THE BEST OF THE HOWLING HEX

posted December 6th, 2012

No, it's not just a clever name and it ain't know compilation, either. Is it the best, new Howling Hex record ever? Depends on how closely you've been listening along the way! Rest assured, it's absolutely the place holder in which, after all the incantations of the band to date, The Howling Hex stands thus far, at this moment: a border sound that bubbled in the southernmost regions of New Mexico for years before recently re-situating to the thin atmospheres of Denver, Colorado. Undeniably, Howling... (read more)

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YOU NEED TO KNOW CHRIS DARROW

posted December 4th, 2012

Rock history from the 60's is filled with side trips and familiar names mixed with more trips involving even more names, sometimes less known. One of those names still owed a piece of your mind is California picker, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Chris Darrow. A founding member of the west coast Kaleidoscope, he pursued a solo endeavor after the release of their second album, A Beacon From Mars. A part of the glassy wave crashing across America through the 60s, Chris was hearing the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Chris Darrow

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THE SCENT OF BONNY

posted November 30th, 2012

Got a skin-sniff'n smell fetish? Are you like us, spending random evenings wishing to be surrounded by warm, dank body oders in the dirty clothes hamper at Bonnie 'Prince' Billy's house? You know what he sounds like, you know what he looks like, the next logical step is to find out what he smells like, right? Right, well, now you can, and even enjoy the pleasure of smelling like Bonnie yourself, any place you want - in the comfort of your own home, or,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Dawn McCarthy & Bonny Billy

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WHAT, WEAR? ACCELERATOR!

posted November 29th, 2012

We insist, actually. America's sons and daughters, come get Trux'd upon, fresh off the re-release of 1998's party countdown to 2012, Accelerator. The music fits like a glove, but that's on the inside - what you gonna put on your icean humanoid-bod? How about the fresh hot tee with a vintage cree, the authentic article (of clothing), the original Accelerator T-shirt, risen from the Royal Trux tomb. Slip into it now, just as you've begun to wear out your LP copy of... (read more)

Artists in this story: Royal Trux, Jennifer Herrema, Black Bananas