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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

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MORE NEWSOM! PREPARE YOURSELF FOR "LEAVING THE CITY"!

posted September 21st, 2015

Arrangement, production, mixing, Marxophone, Mellotron, piano, harp! Those many, many words combined ever so masterfully and exquisitely delivered by that singular voice! It's high-fucking-time for another fine splash into the Newsom pool: “Leaving The City” signifies that rest period is finally over! Further presenting the magnificence of Joanna Newsom and her long-awaited dual LP, Divers, “Leaving The City” is surging with a dynamic, boundless elegance, and following the release of the first Divers single, “Sapokanikan,” it reminds us that Newsom is a melodist above... (read more)

Artists in this story: Joanna Newsom

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YOU + FRIDAY NIGHT = MONDAY ME AT SOCCER CLUB CLUB!

posted September 18th, 2015

It's Friday night, where will you go for your fresh culture sesh? Wait wait, don't think too hard, we'll do the mind-work for you: you're heading right here to Drag City's very own arts and events center, Soccer Club Club!

Indeed, Soccer Club Club is pleased to present MONDAY ME, a group exhibition organized Kristen Van Deventer, featuring twenty-three distinct voices.The exhibition opens tonight, people- Friday, September 18 from 8-11pm with performances by artist Melina Ausikaitis (who also sings in... (read more)

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RIDE THE DIGITAL WIND WITH WAND, FOR 1000 DAYS!

posted September 17th, 2015

This month, Wand launch their third album in what can only be called the relative blink of an eye: their Drag City debut, 1000 Days. In this year’s last year, Ganglion Reef, Wand’s debut album release on GOD?, reveled in their dark circuits and three-ring modulations; Golem, out March 2015 on In the Red, chem-trailed Wand’s sounds farther down the road and past the sky. With less than 365 days behind them, 1000 Days continues to reword definitions of “rock” and... (read more)

Artists in this story: Wand

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HEXADIC GOES ACOUSTIC

posted September 14th, 2015

Sounding forth from a resonating body, the music of Six Organs of Admittance seems to reach us from an ancient remove. Ben Chasny's 6OOA vehicle is a wide-ranging craft, spanning over a dozen albums whose gaze is always shifting, but whose focus never wavers. With Hexadic II, Ben Chasny's unique touch on acoustic guitar is brought back to our ears after what feels like a kind of forever. What may identify to some ears as folk music is caught in an... (read more)

Artists in this story: Six Organs of Admittance

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THE EVER-EXPANDING PRATT TOUR SCENE REPORT

posted September 11th, 2015

Whoa, Jessica Pratt's motor simply won't quit - having just wrapped up a swing through Scandinavia and the UK, Ms. Pratt only continues her world domination! With US dates on the most immediate horizon, we're pleased as a spiked punch to announce the next touring phase to follow, this fall: a return trip to the inviting cities, towns and villages of the European continent that just released her! Since the release of her Drag City debut, On Your Own Love Again, last January,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Jessica Pratt

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NEWSOM PLUCKS FIRST DIVERS DATES OUT OF THIN AIR

posted September 10th, 2015

The announcement ofDivers and the release of its first single, "Sapokanikan," articulated masterfully with a video by Paul Thomas Anderson, was as monumentally significant as an otherworldly visitation; what's more, it signaled the beginning times for a calculated meteor shower of Joanna Newsom headlines that will cosmically alter the life as we know it on this Earth! What's one to do but sit tight and experience the ride through Divers' sci-fi sea-shanties right along with Newsom in all capacities? Further along... (read more)

Artists in this story: Joanna Newsom

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FRESH FRUIT FROM LAETITIA SADIER: NEW VIDEO, NEW (CAS)SINGLE, TOUR KICKS OFF THIS WEEK!

posted September 8th, 2015

Laetitia Sadier's music emanates deep from within, shifting and overflowing into the universe for all to experience. Her songs are communicated with delicately textured production, twinkling and shifting with the subtlety of nature - often sounding like the world outside, whooshing and chirping and clicking in time, situating themselves in the places where we live. And beginning this upcoming Friday, Laetitia will visit these places where we live, in person! Embarking on a long awaited solo tour of the United States in support of... (read more)

Artists in this story: Laetitia Sadier

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TRUX STOP VIDEO FEED IN OUR REALITY

posted September 4th, 2015

Royal Trux..... A band whose very existence and legacy were and are dominated by words and phrases like 'out of it' and 'sabotage' would just decide out of nowhere that they're gonna play another show? The day's come and gone that Royal Trux took the stage at Berserktown II, laying it down on a packed house of rock and roll freaks and weirdos.  Little bits of footage of the performance appeared the day after and just as suddenly disappeared. What the FUCK! Why did... (read more)

Artists in this story: Royal Trux