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HEXADIC HERONS IN FLIGHT

posted February 12th, 2018

The third segment in the ongoing Hexadic series might just be its most crowd-pleasing edition, with a variety of artists from different musical worlds taking on Ben Chasny's combinatorial theory for composition, The Hexadic System. The system provides a malleable template to confront the wide array of choices one makes when playing and writing music, and this process makes the possibilities of a wide variety of artists seem even more infinite on Hexadic III! Each track takes on a distinct and dynamic... (read more)

Artists in this story: Six Organs of Admittance, Meg Baird

GOING TO THE MATT, PASS THE MIKE

posted February 12th, 2018

  

People! There's something you need to know about who's on Drag City and who isn't not. Pursuant to our DC Family Tree of 2016, and a couple errors of omission, here are the expanded CVs on two more of our heroes that we felt we didn't give their propers on the tree.... If you didn't get our 2016 xmas family tree card don't fret -- these work great on their own! Mike "Sic Alps/Peacers" Donovan... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy & Matt Sweeney, Baby Dee, Sic Alps, Mike Donovan, The Peacers

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GET YOUR RECORD PLAYED IN SHOPS WITH THIS ONE EASY TRICK!

posted February 6th, 2018

Peacers/Sic Alps lead singer Mike Donovan steps out from behind the ash-stained curtain for his second solo album in the past five years: How to Get Your Record Played In Shops.

The Donovan ouvre is not something you're meant to think about - instead, enjoy the soupy soak, sliding beneath its opaque and filmy surface to discover the sensual world in the moat below. Four Sic Alps, two Peacers and two Mike Donovan albums along the line, Mike is still jiving... (read more)

Artists in this story: Sic Alps, Mike Donovan, The Peacers

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SEE THINGS AS THEY ARE WITH SIX ORGANS

posted February 5th, 2018

Burn the threshold of light, burn the threshold of time! Anytime is a good time to release a Six Organs of Admittance video, album release cycles be damned! Burning the Threshold brings a wealth of Six Organs-styled lightness into one of his sweetest musical meditations yet and that should be reminded every day.

The residual grace and allure radiates out from the video for "Things As They Are," a song examining the life of poet Wallace Stevens. In 2017, Ben composted music for... (read more)

Artists in this story: Six Organs of Admittance

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HEXADIC III PREORDER CUSTOMERS GET MORE!

posted February 2nd, 2018

Ben Chasny's Hexadic System has been put to great use on two Six Organs records already, but this third installment, Hexadic III, is a whole different beast! See, it's a compilation record, featuring music from a ton of AMAZING musicians, none of whom are named Ben Chasny! Instead, we've got fresh Hexadic sounds from Moon Duo, Jenks Miller, Meg Baird & Charlie Saufley, Tashi Dorji, Richard Youngs, Stephen O'Malley-Tim Wyskida-Marc Urselli, and Phil Legard, each putting... (read more)

Artists in this story: Six Organs of Admittance

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TY SEGALL GOT FREE WITH JIMMY KIMMEL LAST NIGHT!

posted February 1st, 2018

Freedom’s Goblin isn't only a week old yet it's crawling through homes the world over! Since, it's been three back-to-back, totally FREAKING sold out shows at the Teragram Ballroom in LA for Ty Segall, and last night, the dude made his Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC! With the freaky and funky Freedom BandMikal Cronin, Charles Moothart, Emmett Kelly, and Ben Boye-- along for the ride, Ty let the sketchiness out of the bag with performances of "Every1's A... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

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BITCHIN TOUR DE FORCE

posted January 31st, 2018

Keep on flowing Bajas, so chill and pretty. Bajas Fresh is a first-class expansion of the walls and bridges of our sonics universe, synthesizing within and without our growing, Earthly ecosystem on a trip that never ends or comes down. Bitchin Bajas present a forward way of thinking that lends itself well to a a forward way of listening: to the sounds around you, taking in all kinds of sonic terrain as well as the vibes within you, which only ask that you just... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bitchin Bajas

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STEADY CRUISING WITH DEAD RIDER

posted January 30th, 2018

As the torch-bearing, primo group of Chicago's card-carrying funky weirdos, Dead Rider's work comes off as slight-of-hand and slanted at all angles, yet before you know it they've chucked back into a glitchy groove on a hairpin turn. The trio of Todd Rittman, White Christmas and Matt Espy have perfected their own brand of experimental rock, but without all the signifiers and clichés you'd come to expect from such a term: sultry grooves and sticky hard rock guitars melt into an audio-verite of... (read more)

Artists in this story: Dead Rider

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THE NO AGE TOUR GETS BIGGER

posted January 26th, 2018

Snares Like A Haircut is out today, buzzing bloody loud from the No Age core and into your inner ear! On No Age's fifth full length since 2008, Dean and Randy's respective drums, singing and guitar bring twisted chaos and angst-ridden anthems at full blast for a solid LP's worth of punk for all -or rather, No- Ages! The album release is only the beginning - more and more shows are being added around the world at a blistering clip, and you need... (read more)

Artists in this story: No Age

THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER! JANUARY 2018

posted January 26th, 2018

2000 'N' 18

New Year! New vibe? No way! NOT. Noxious. Nefarious! Negligent! National disgrace! Nsane! NUTS. Never before? Never again!. Neutrality? Neigh! Nuckle down - negotiate, not negate. Ntertain? Naturally.....N what else? Nothing. Nausea. Naked. Numb. Next Year, then? No - THIS one.

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Sweet Royal Trux, what's up with this point in historical time that we find ourselves yoked with? Such infamy! Such calumny! Not to mention the many folks everywhere just acting... (read more)