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THE INNER FOLDS OF ARAW

posted August 20th, 2012

Ancient Romans was a blast, but who likes living in the extreme past? Not us, and Sun Araw neither - so for their next move, we've made peace in our time, with The Inner Treaty. Hay man, The Inner Treaty is something like the 6th Sun Araw album amongst a triple-handful of Araw-related ephemera over the past minute of infinity, and it's the second one delivered via the divining rod of Drag City via Cameron Stallones' Sun Ark record label. You understand that... (read more)

Artists in this story: Sun Araw

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DOSING WITH RANGDA

posted August 15th, 2012

What's it been, a few days since you last listened to False Flag, Rangda's debut guillotine-machine shred-fest? Does Rangda stalk your dreams, inducing night terrors that wake you repeatedly, merely giving you another opportunity to spin the LP like the addict you've become? Yeah, you're hooked now, just like we planned, and just in time for the new Rangda wares we're peddling! The full dose, called Formerly Extinct, won't be available to you until September 18th. But like a good dealer, we're... (read more)

Artists in this story: Rangda

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UP AND DOWN "THE HILL"

posted August 13th, 2012

BOOM! Like an echo from a desperate, war-torn future, Ty Segall’s latest cry of love crashes the party and detonates without warning on the drink-soaked dance floor. Female voices ricochet, deadpanning from ear to ear. Fuzzy thunders reels on high, thudding slam into your life-chest and rolling out the door. Like a quicksilver wire at the center, Ty’s voice seethes you as the unseen craft whirls closer. These are the bong-bursts of tomorrow, flown into our so-called “today” (for what is “time”?) as... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

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DON'T FEAR ASCENT

posted August 8th, 2012

We love everything Six Organs has ever launched at us, and Ascent, coming out in less than two weeks, is no different - in fact, it's nothing short of our new favorite. The thing though about Six Organs is that we don't always know everything that's going on in that weird world...we might turn around and find some album that's come out on some other label, or a porno film soundtrack he's done. As tangential as that all is, then there's this video. To... (read more)

Artists in this story: Six Organs of Admittance

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SCREENING THE APOCALYPSE

posted August 8th, 2012

Apocalypse! First it was biblical - but in today's niche-ridden micro-society, it was inevitable that it came down to the realm of semi-everyday people at the least - and last year, Apocalypse. Songwriter and entertainer Bill Callahan made it all about him (or better yet - his "characters") on 2011's best-selling, award-winning album of the same name. Now, Apocalypse goes to the movies, with a special concert film that walks like a tour movie! A cinematiste by habit, Bill hung around the editing... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan

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REVERSING THE OM TOUR POLARITY

posted August 6th, 2012

In one of Retrograde's vilest cruelties, a non-life-threatening personal injury (hard to play drums with a broken arm) has forced OM's recently announced USA tour, originally set for August, to be postponed. Epically SAD! Thankfully, we at Drag City can once again turn our nation's eyes to Europe, whose citizens will get another crack (sorry, Emil!) at vibe-ing in with OM yet again before our American-assed collective mind. Either way, OMbres world-wide get a collective chant or three for snatching up seemingly every... (read more)

Artists in this story: OM

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SADIER RULES THE GAME

posted August 3rd, 2012

Really, what is "The Rule of The Game?" In these tense times of global conflict coupled with the insurgence of millisecond attention spans based on media over-saturation and electronic device-dependence, could the rule be more of a release? Silencio was released to the world last week, and here we are with the first video single from it, directed by Marie Merlet (of Monade), "The Rule of The Game." A visual counterpoint to the lyrics of the song, it was filmed on... (read more)

Artists in this story: Laetitia Sadier

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ONE THOUSAND BIRDS PREP FOR ASCENT

posted August 2nd, 2012

Ascent comes but once this year- August 21st, man! That's when the new Six Organs of Admittance LP lands on the racks, intercepting your ears and mind. Album track "Waswasa"'s been buzzing around for months now, it's not-so-secret satanic sounds blown out with abandon. It's merely one example of Chasny's vision, one that can be traced to his mind-forward realization of an epic, science-fantastic trip involving humans in space and the combination of fallibility and cold fate that our lives mean in the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Six Organs of Admittance

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WOO ARE YOU

posted July 31st, 2012

Woo, who?! Woo! Woo! The musical climate blaze of 2012 reminds us of a friendlier time, the late 1980s, one in which Woo were able to create relaxing and mysterious mood music with electronically treated acoustic instruments without pretension. Not to say that Woo are precious, in any way- far from it, in fact! No, but the music they've inspired often seems to come with an air of precious pretension about it, as if to say these newbies with their toys are... (read more)

Artists in this story: Woo

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LOADING THE DIGITAL CANNON WITH BONNIE 'PRINCE' PALACE SONGS

posted July 27th, 2012

The creative Oldham husk lives on into the infinite and all knowing digital age, well beyond the disintegration of it's healthy bod-vessel and corpse alike, with the advent of downloadable (for a fee, no handouts, ya bum!) Palace and Bonnie 'Prince' Billy hot commodities. For the first time ever, you and your blob can fit "Hope" (outta muthafukin print on CD, the other digital format), Lost Blues & Other Sings, "Happy Child", Summer in The Southeast, and the elusive (and... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy