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NO PICKETING: WHITE FENCE STREAMS NEW ALBUM ON NPR

posted July 16th, 2014

The Fence hits the streets next week! White Fence, to be precise, with their all-new, awesome-amazing album For The Recently Found Innocent on Tuesday, to be exact! But you don't have to feel shut in til then - the gates to White Fence have opened, and For The Recently Found Innocent is currently streaming on NPR! Yeps, Tim Presley's mysterious veil has momentarily lifted, giving all those with curious eyes and peeping sensibilities a clear view through the slats and fence-posts. Is... (read more)

Artists in this story: White Fence

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MAGIK MARKERS SURRENDER TO THE WEST COAST

posted July 14th, 2014

Pretties! Magik Markers are on the move, bringing sonic waves toward the oceanic waves of the Pacific, with blasting concept securely in place: portfolios taped to kits and guitars suggest strategic plans to kindly annihilate the ear-minds of each and every west coast head. Or as the Markers casually call it, a west coast tour! Things heat up this coming Saturday at Hemlock in the city of start-ups and sky-rocketing housing costs, San Francisco (c'mon hippies and weirdos, take back the neighborhood!) Of course, the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Magik Markers

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DAN'L BOONE EMBARKS ON NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

posted July 11th, 2014

Just like the rippin'est, roarin'est, fightin'est man the frontier ever knew, Dan'l Boone is destined to leave its mark in North America! The band will be traveling the midwest, east coast and even Canada...leaving each city with nothing but folk tales of terror in its wake. WHO IS DAN'L BOONE, you ask? Dan'l Boone is Charles Ballas (Formant), Neil Hagerty (Royal Trux, The Howling Hex, etc), Nate Young (Wolf Eyes, Regression etc) and Alex Moskos (Drainolith). If Twin Infinitives was a genre as... (read more)

Artists in this story: Dan'l Boone

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PURLING HISS EMERGE FROM RECORDING STUDIO WITH WEIRDON

posted July 10th, 2014

Full-tilt tunes, aggro riffs, feedback peals, stoned soul-searching pop turnarounds and magisterial portraits of the go-nowhere lifestyle in abstract... ding dong, you're correct: we are describing the sounds of Purling Hiss! But dig it, these adjectives most appropriately articulate Weirdon, the fully realized, forthcoming new album from Purling Hiss! Weirdon is a new-phase Purling Hiss album, using the songwriting and guitar style of Mike Polizze to come up with a quicksilver sound touched on only briefly on previous records.

If... (read more)

Artists in this story: Purling Hiss

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SOMETHING SHINES, IT'S THE NEW ALBUM BY LAETITIA SADIER!

posted July 8th, 2014

Laetitia Sadier’s new album has just been delivered, and it’s a joy! Something Shines took nine months to create, record, and mature: you know what that means, baby! New life….

Alternating between a riveting caress and an invigorating shake, the songs of Something Shines start from the Earth and tilt up towards the sky, before coming back down to the planet again. Taking it all in, Something Shines is also an exploration through Debord’s La Société du Spectacle, and how it is still... (read more)

Artists in this story: Laetitia Sadier

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STILL RIVERING, STILL DREAMING: BILL CALLAHAN TO HAVE FUN WITH EUROPE (SORRY, GOD!)

posted July 3rd, 2014

Like a river, the fluid Bill Callahan ebbs and flows and has a current all his own. Since the release of Dream River last fall, the man-dude has ridden arrows and small planes to Europe and back, criss-crossed the United States live the proverbial unlanding javelin, and made dub-sense out of his own material via Have Fun With God. And God, what fun we've all had! No one likes to end a party, especially not a swingin' cat like Callahan ("Beer, thank you"), who... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan

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LAYERS PEEL AWAY LIKE COSMETICS TO REVEAL ELISA AMBROGIO'S SOLO DEBUT!

posted July 1st, 2014

Limbo as the space between heaven and hell where unblessed babies float, sighing; limbo as the supple-spined Calypsonian dance craze: here exists The Immoralist. Elisa Ambrogio, Magik Markers power front, lyric intelligence, guitar g'rilla, and awkward weirdo, is back (and forth, too) to deposit her first full length solo outing on yer doorstep! The Immoralist lies at the wicked crossroads of Wilson Pickett's electric wail and the sweetest of Wilson Phillips harmonies. A pox on the venal mind too workaday and SEO oriented... (read more)

Artists in this story: Magik Markers, Elisa Ambrogio

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AMBARCHI, O'MALLEY, DUNN GET VISUAL, VISCERAL WITH "TEMPORAL, EPONYMOUS"

posted June 27th, 2014

You know what's heavy? A double-LP! That's just science, kids - but it makes Shade Themes From Kairos is record with serious weight! Double-LP plus Ambarchi/O'Malley/Dunn equals some crazy kind of solar mass, like the weight of the sun or some shit. And like all things lingering in our collective conscience, it's found a way to partially re-animate itself in video form! No friend, the Shade album not the sun! It's also not an animated short of Stephen O'Malley, Oren Ambarchi, and Randall Dunn taking... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ambarchi / O'Malley / Dunn

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FROM SOMEWHERE COMES... DAN'L BOONE!

posted June 25th, 2014

The new planet recently discovered by NASA’s Kepler telescope is earth-sized and earth like. It is in fixed orbit - called a tidal lock - meaning that on one side it’s always night and one side it’s always day. On one side of the planet people grow mad amounts of tomatoes, on the other side everyone’s got the worst fucking case of Seasonal Affective Disorder EVER! It’s about 5000 light years away from earth. It is said we can’t reach this planet without first discovering... (read more)

Artists in this story: Neil Michael Hagerty, Dan'l Boone

THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER! JUNE 2014

posted June 24th, 2014

Welcome back to the Drag City Newsletter, circa June 2014! We say circa because it’s unclear; at any given moment, we might also be working in, on or around June, July, August, October, et cetera. Plus that might also involve, as it does at present moment, the revisiting of years like 1997, 1990, 1982 and 1990 just to rediscover the McMojo of that time and present it to you all over again in single-release form of one kind or another. So as you can... (read more)