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IT'S TIME TO VOTE...FOR ALASDAIR ROBERTS AS SCOTSMAN OF THE YEAR

posted November 2nd, 2012

Aye, we cast our ballot this way every year, you know. It's not partisanship either, but a genuine hunch on our part. But this year, you and everyone else can punch Alasdair Roberts for Scots Singer of the year in the 2012 MG Alba Scottish Traditional Music Awards. Fuck a president - whether tradding the boards as a solo singer or and collabing with the likes of Jackie Oates, Karine Polwart and Mairi Morrison, or preseneting brand-spanking new materials like the stuff-of-epochs found... (read more)

Artists in this story: Alasdair Roberts, Mairi Morrison & Alasdair Roberts

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HURRICANE SADIER'S SILENCIO TOUR STORMS ACROSS EUROPE; WATCH "LIGHTNING THUNDERBOLT"

posted October 31st, 2012

She's already asked us, "Find Me The Pulse Of The Universe," and provided us with "The Rule Of The Game." Now yet another entree to the Silencio speakeasy affirms itself on the horizon, just as apocalyptic weather changes lives across the globe. And like the weather, the video for "Lightning Thunderbolt" strikes once before your eyes and twice behind your mind. The final angle of a video triangle supporting Laetitia Sadier's "spry, melodic, and totally charming" (Uncut) new... (read more)

Artists in this story: Laetitia Sadier

DRAG CITY WEARS ON YOU

posted October 29th, 2012

As the holidays approach, look sharp! You've got dinners to go to! Gift-getting ceremonies! Arraignments...no matter where you are, a t-shirt always says "I woke up just for this occasion." And we've got a sweet-smelling shit-ton of them here to clothe your exhausted (upper) ass! No matter how many classics we got in stock, we can always count on the Bonnie 'Prince' of Billy to supply us with fresh designs for his fiends and mignons alike. The latest is a pink reason for living -... (read more)

WHAT IF?!?

posted October 26th, 2012

It's useless to fight it! The history of rock and roll is laced with a myriad of inevitabilities, from the senseless death of The Big Bopper so that Waylon Jennings might live on through to the (years-late) demise of Oasis. Each it's own tragedy, each with it's own moral. But were we able to take a hand, how would the pasts play out, and indeed would we have altered the future in which we so smugly sit today?

Back in 1988, the rock and roll... (read more)

VINTAGE SCORES

posted October 25th, 2012

Duck! No, wait - goose! Actually...we don't know what the fuck it is. And if it's flying over Drag City and we don't know what's up with it, you can bet your buckskins it's from our resident bin divers at Galactic Zoo Disk and Yoga Records. Yeah - and whatever it is, it's coming down fast! Check it out - November 6th, we've scheduled your lazy ass for another journey through the past, when times were simpler and the music was therefore somehow more... (read more)

TODAY IS THE REST OF YOUR LIFE

posted October 23rd, 2012

End of the month and hurlaween's a-comin'! If you haven't dropped all your loose coin on clown shoes and a clown nose and a Romney wig for the oncoming Saint's Day parade - or even if you have - we've got something for you to throw your credit shield at! That's right! SPEND, SPEND, SPEND becuz tomorrow ain't guaranteed - and when it does come, don'tcher wanna sweet l'il ol' Drag City packageroo waiting for you in the post? Sure you do! And what better... (read more)

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ASCENT FOR EUROPE

posted October 18th, 2012

That is, Ascent, the new sonic instance from Six Organs of Admittance, which broke through Earth's atmosphere before the leaves turned, back in August. Sent from space and channeled through the axe and voice of Ben Chasny, it's not just a relic to be held and maintained and played on your turntable - no, it's a skin-peeling thrill of a live experience, too. If you're going to be here for the rest of time, you might as well not regret any of... (read more)

Artists in this story: Six Organs of Admittance

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SEEING DOUBLE IS BELIEVING DOUBLE

posted October 16th, 2012

Twins is hot off the presses, melting ear-hearts and turntables across the planet, a gooey black substance that feeds and grows like a sonic appendage. Seriously, if you're gonna grow a third arm, you freaks might as well make it a tone arm! That Ty Segall goop is molten, man! It rules, and Twins is gushing lava at a torrid pace - it's even mutating onto your television screen, tonight! Say wut?! Yeah. Tune into Conan O'Brien tonight, at 11PM EST, and catch yourself some... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

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XXXMAS EVE MASSACRE WITH BON N' DAWN

posted October 15th, 2012

Got a death wish? Cause if you're looking for a way out, "Christmas Eve Can Kill You," declare Dawn McCarthy and Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, by way of a booty-fool new 7" sheduled to hit streets just in time to stuff your stockings! Well hell, even right before then, to be truthful. You're sharp, you'll have it in time to bring home for Turkey-day, Black Friday, the 8 days of Chanukah, Beethoven's birthday and even and especially the grim blandness of Festivus, if... (read more)

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

THE LAST OF THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2012

posted October 12th, 2012

By now, you know what your weekend is looking like - but what do you know about what lies beyond? Consult with us here at your very own musical almanac to tell you which way the wind blows come November. It blows like this:

BLUE CLOUDS, MAD MUSIC AND YOU, KID

Next up on the reissue/vintage music roll-call: Galactic Zoo Disk presents an LP of mostly previously unheard recordings (unless...wait, does the internet count?) from Tony, Caro and John! You hard yet? Listen, if... (read more)