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FREE AGAIN AT LAST!

posted April 5th, 2011

Just before June shuts down the month of May, Bonnie “Prince” Billy & The Cairo Gang will instigate the people of Florida to be free. But not from the silly stage of some paid-entry club, with their foolish drinks and age requirements. No, Bonny & Cairo are people who like to do things for people. That why, from the Pensacola panhandle to the beaches of Miami, America’s most famous peninsula has in-stores in store for them!

Yes. Seven Floridian record stores will host free performances... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & The Cairo Gang

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WHO WILL BE THE VICTORY CHIMP CONTEST WINNER BE?

posted April 2nd, 2011

Hey Gang!

We're about to release our first-ever audio-book! So let's talk about a special promotion for our second-ever audio book, shall we?

Later this month, Rudolph Wurlitzer's Slow Fade (as read by Will Oldham) will become available. But in June, the original Drag City hip paperback, Neil Hagerty's inner-outer space science opera, Victory Chimp, will hit streets and other places in newly-rendered audio book form. It is for this vision-inducing, cross-pollinating work of media that we are holding a contest in order... (read more)

WIDE AWAKE ON THE ASLEEP ON THE FLOODPLAIN TOURPATH

posted April 1st, 2011

Ah, Asleep On the Floodplain. Since its release in February, we've all been nestled, wonderfully dozing, enjoying this most enjoyable latest Six Organs of Admittance emittance. With the world rollicked by wars, 'quakes, and 'namis, it's a wonder how we've managed...wait, we've got it, we survived in part because no one, but no one plays guitar quite so distractingly and with such deep spiritual penetration as Ben Chasny! Now that spring's upon us, we rely once more on Six Organs of Admittance to... (read more)

Artists in this story: Six Organs of Admittance

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SEE DEATH ON TELEVISION

posted March 29th, 2011

Tune into NBC tonight and witness Carson Daly succumb to DEATH live, on his show, Last Call!

Detroit rockers DEATH took the world by storm in 2009 when Drag City released their long lost punk masterpiece, ...For The Whole World To See. January gave birth to Spiritual, Mental, Physical, another batch of jams unearthed from the same mid-seventies period of punk rock beginnings! Tonight, keep your clicker on NBC to witness the complete culmination of DEATH live before your eyes, including live... (read more)

Artists in this story: Death

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Return of the Silkie!

posted March 28th, 2011

In July, Drag City will proudly re-unveil Love Has Made Me Stronger, Carol Kleyn's beautiful 1976 private-press debut full-length. Mark that on your calendars! Until then, we're offering you an even rarer slice of heaven: the title track from Carol's 3rd album, Return of the Silkie - freshly re-mastered & straight from Carol's heart... read on:

A SONG FOR HEALING AND RENEWAL

Performed on a small Aoyama harp with vocals, ocean and sea lions in the back-ground.

It is with great sorrow that this... (read more)

Artists in this story: Carol Kleyn

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We're Not The Only Ones

posted March 25th, 2011

For a couple weeks now, we've all been slammed by news reporting the devastation and ongoing risks in Japan following the massive earthquake and ensuing tsunami-- down to every minute detail. Relief is coming, but slowly. We can do more and hope you will, too. In that regard, Drag City has already offered two outlets for support: one being, make donations to the relief program suggested by Masaki Batoh of Ghost; the other by simply purchasing the August Born album in any format from... (read more)

Artists in this story: Laetitia Sadier

The Drag City Newsletter/March 23, 2011

posted March 23rd, 2011

RUNNING BEFORE WE CAN WALK AGAIN

And we’re off! Are we ready? No. Willing? SUPER-YEAH, man! We’re running with what we’ve got or claim to have and the dare is on “” catch us if you can.

The Drag City schedule has got so much out there “” like as of today, we’re shipping new records from Baby Dee, Ed Askew, Gary Higgins and Sophia Knapp “” and so much on the way, like Bill Callahan, High Llamas, the... (read more)

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Let There Be Light — Regifted Light!

posted March 22nd, 2011

Onwards toward Regifted Light, y'all — The new Baby Dee record officially drops today! To celebrate, we gots a slick, commercial animation to pimp, utilizing the amazing album artwork provided by Dutch artist, Christina De Vos.

The album shines new rays on Dee's multitude of talents, as well as her ever-growing list of admiring collaborators: all songs were recorded using the grand piano given to Dee by none other than Andrew WK, who produced the album. We've let Regifted Light blaze here at... (read more)

Artists in this story: Baby Dee

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Shacking Up With Will Oldham

posted March 21st, 2011

We spend so much time talking bout Will Oldham the musician, we sometimes forget how well rounded he is. As an artist! The dude can act, too, and while we don't like to muse on that (under)side of him too much, sometimes we're just totally compelled-- such as now! Will does his comedy like no one else, and it's full-on flaming in the latest season of The Internet Shack. Shit being funny and all, we're hip to turning you onto it, like we do... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy, RTX, Will Oldham

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Ghost: An Update From Japan

posted March 18th, 2011

For all concerned, and all that should be:

On March 11, at 2:46pm, the biggest earthquake (magnitude 9) in our observed history struck off the coast of Sanriku. The subsequent tsunami and fire has damaged people enormously.

Dead: 4,957 Missing: 15,220 Refugees: 523,288

Immediately following the Tsunami, the nuclear power plant in Fukushima suddenly stopped working properly. The ECCM (emergency core cooling system) didn't operate properly as a result of the immense damage. Now, 4 nuclear reactors in the northwest are seriously damaged by high... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ghost