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NEWSOM ROUTES AMERICA; WATCH "DIVERS" IN THE THEATER!

posted October 6th, 2015

October - and we're still poised to bounce exponentially higher to increase velocity for when we splash into the technicolored depths of Joanna Newsom's Divers! And yet a clear sightline still doesn't fully reveal the limitlessness of this momentous album, nor can it anticipate the tectonic plate shift each new announcement brings! With two songs off Divers already officially "dropped" – first “Sapokanikan,” presented with the Paul Thomas Anderson-directed video, and second, "Leaving The City," accompanied by... (read more)

Artists in this story: Joanna Newsom

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INFINITE TRUX

posted October 5th, 2015

They said this could never happen; they said it never would! But they are Royal Trux - they do whatever they want. Neil Hagerty and Jennifer Herrema are one of the most notorious and confounding duos in rock and roll, a group that leaves you excited, inspired and bewildered-all within the same song. GONE FOREVER - recoiled back into whatever radical xanadu they emerged from, into whatever fever dream they'd inhabited. The future was cancelled. They promised!

Well, fuck promises.

Nearly 15 years... (read more)

Artists in this story: Royal Trux

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THE EMBARGO HAS BEEN LIFTED: PLUX QUBA RETURNS!

posted October 1st, 2015

Nuno Canavarro's Plux Quba hails from three decades in the past, yet the simple profile of it's abstract/ambient/cutup collage makes it a record that sits quite comfortably in our IDM-informed future. In 1988, Plux Quba was a primal dark horse in the world of pants-forward electronic music - an obscurity issued with little explanation from the laid-back west coast of Europe: Portugal, of all places! - though the casual listener could hardly know that from an examination of the LP jacket.  

Plux... (read more)

Artists in this story: Jim O'Rourke, Nuno Canavarro

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A SIMPLE PLAN AT LAST: O'ROURKE PLAYS SIMPLE SONGS LIVE

posted September 29th, 2015

...one night only! In Tokyo! Japan....ah, we had the whole non-Tokyo part of the world excited for a moment there, didn't we? You know ol' Jimbo won't step foot off his precious island for anyone! Not even himself. Nevertheless, holy shit, Jim's playing Simple Songs in its entirety for those lucky (as fuck) enough to be there, later this month. Mondai nai!

The fun don't stop there, tho - in fact, the (good) timing apparently couldn't be better for Jim to also... (read more)

Artists in this story: Jim O'Rourke

THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER! SEPTEMBER 2015

posted September 29th, 2015

FALL!

….sure, it’s Autumn, and in our slow-melting world that’s somehow still a distinction that seems to mean something. We, however, mean it the other way! That way when you got nowhere to go but you can’t stay here, you know? So let go! Jump! FALL. Join us in midair. All you have to lose is everything. All you gain? Well yeah, that's abstract, at best – but in the abstraction can sometimes be foundAll That There Is – a key to understanding your soul and... (read more)

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"SIGN SPINNERS" DIRECTS YOU TO MAXIMUM TRANQUILITY; BAJAS TOUR

posted September 25th, 2015

Bitchin Bajas& Natural Information Society's just released Automaginary is a collaboration of mythical proportions. The exploratory sonics of these two groups emerge from different, yet occasionally parallel paths to meld into a psychedelic, ambient and jazz-fried coalescence - yet their sum is equal to none of these things in particular, either, arriving on an astral plane unique and of its own.

Album highlight "Sign Spinners" develops from an almost motorik heart-beat, with Joshua Abram's low-end setting the tone. "Sign Spinners" then... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bitchin Bajas, Natural Information Society

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SHINY SADIER PEOPLE! PUT AN EYE ON DRY FRUIT

posted September 24th, 2015

The first days of Fall has just begun, and what better way to commemorate a fresh new season than with a fresh new slice of music from Laetitia Sadier! Laetitia is currently on tour across the USA and her newest release- a cassingle, "Dry Fruit" b/w "The Scene of the Lie" (Remixed by CAVE)- drops tomorrow (you'll find it on the merch table at her shows!), but we're set to give you a taste today!

Co-written with David Thayer (of Little... (read more)

Artists in this story: CAVE, Laetitia Sadier

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GENTLE & SOFT: THE STORY OF THE BLUE JEAN COMMITTEE

posted September 23rd, 2015

Softrock's seminal band, TheBlue Jean Committee, originated from blue-collar Chicago when the now legendary Clark Honus (Bill Hader) and Gene Allen (Fred Armisen) dropped out of school to create the band of their dreams. With the help of famed music manager Alvin Izoff, the band reinvented their hard Chicago-blues image to instead transcend the laid-back essence of California. After studying bands like The Beach Boys, the Blue Jean Committee were able to find their signature sound and rise... (read more)

Artists in this story: Fred Armisen, The Blue Jean Committee

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STFU AND HEED THE SILENCE!

posted September 22nd, 2015

The Silence are a storm that has been brewing across Japan for over a year - and now that system is breaking into the skies of the rest of the world! Their self-titled debut this past spring was simply a preamble to the fluid and formidable electro-acoustic display of their soon to be released follow-up, Hark The Silence. The first record is of a song-based nature, rendered with careful beauty familiar to long-time listeners of  Masaki Batoh and Ghost; a sound that turned on... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ghost, Masaki Batoh, The Silence

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ALASDAIR ROBERTS GETS OFF THE ISLAND AND ONTO THE CONTINENT!

posted September 21st, 2015

Alasdair Roberts has been making the best in modern traditional records since 2003 - a run of seven stellar albums featuring songs both ancient and new, arranged to meet his 21st century standards! Earlier this year, as his wont, he delivered the latest - this time, an incredible album of sparse and spare songs. That self-titled album has left an enduring mark in our hearts' ears ever since. His music is very much concerned with the world, as seen from his perch in Glasgow, Scotland... (read more)

Artists in this story: Alasdair Roberts