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THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER! JUNE 2018

posted June 22nd, 2018

HOLY SHIFT!

2018: truly an awesome time to be alive. Awesome to witness this turning of tides. But understand, we mean ‘awesome’ strictly in classical, not contemporary, sense. As in: we are filled with the awesome conciousness that must have been shared among survivors as they rowed from the site where Titanic was last seen; or crawled, on broken legs, away from Antietam. For to see these tides turning as they are is to witness so much obsolete human behavioral garbage surfing its way from... (read more)

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SOCCER CLUB CLUB PRESENTS: THE MONOCHROME SET (OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY, JUNE 23)

posted June 21st, 2018

The Monochrome Set 
June 23rd - July 26th 2018
Opening Reception on June 23rd
8PM-11PM at Soccer Club Club

Musical Performance by Bill Nace
Drinks by Land & Sea Dept.

SOCCER CLUB CLUB is pleased to announce the opening of our summer group show. Bringing together black-and-white and darkly monochrome works in a variety of media, the show addresses the human form and it's proxies. Figurative works show bodies in action or repose, while various tangential or allegorically related... (read more)

Artists in this story: Soccer Club Club

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A HISSTORIC SINGLE AWAITS

posted June 20th, 2018

2018 is halfway over, and in these first 6 months the Purling Hiss new music void has weighed heavily and dramatically on all of us! But fear not, that heavy cloud is about to dissipate as Mike Polizze and Co. have come through with a quick fix - a new digital single for immediate consumption, and a mid-summer tour! Purling Hiss are slithering back up the eardrums with fuzzed guitars, heady rhythms, and bucolic forays into fuzzy, blissful acoustics with two new songs (well, one... (read more)

Artists in this story: Purling Hiss

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CIRCUIT DES YEUX DELIVERS NEW VID AND NEW TOUR DATES!

posted June 18th, 2018

Haley Fohr, of experimental folk project Circuit des Yeux, presents new visual imagery to accompany her extraordinary long player Reaching For Indigo; a broadcast for the fourth single "Falling Blonde".

The video presented is a super 8 film edited, directed, and starring New Zealand based video artist Veronica Crockford-Pound. It is in response to the song "Falling Blonde", our discussions about the action of falling (the most natural state of all things), and our bodily relationship to... (read more)

Artists in this story: Circuit des Yeux

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STREAM BPB 2004

posted June 17th, 2018

Recording engineer/producer Mark Nevers had introduced Will Oldham to the wonderful community of Nashville session musicians during the sessions for MASTER AND EVERYONE. Nevers noted how impressed Oldham was with how things could work at a Nashville session and suggested to Oldham that they reconvene for a future record for which Nevers would book a whole crew of A-team musicians. Oldham first conceived of bringing in a pile of cover songs culled from the breezy pop charts of the 1970s; songs from Meat Loaf... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy

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Appetite For the Eve of Destruction

posted June 14th, 2018

Much like death (the state of being, not the band), The 4th Movement is a transition to a new incarnation. Risen from the ashes of Death (the band!), The 4th Movement arrived at a new beginning, one where the Hackney brothers could experiment with their sound and push it forward into something deeper and more psychedelically charged than ever before. Coinciding with a move to Vermont; Dannis, Bobby and David morphed into a heavier and more bombastic version of themselves, with the intention that... (read more)

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NO AGE LIKE THE PRESENT

posted June 13th, 2018

2018 has been the age of No Age - Snares Like A Haircut burst forth at the start of the year with an explosion, an eruption, and an ooze - and that slime continues to blob it's way around the world with fruity chunks of fuzz, flange, and chorus wrapped up around some of the most popping sing-along songs No Age have ever produced! Now, having brought the epic velocity jams like smash hit singles "Send Me" and "Drippy," around the USA and Europe once already, No Age aren't... (read more)

Artists in this story: No Age

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Rest in Power, Frederick "Michael St. Jude" Dengler

posted June 12th, 2018

After being obsessed by the 1977 album Here Am I, a copy of which I was lucky enough to stumble upon in a dollar bin in the mid-90s, I spent over 10 years on-and-off trying to track down the artist known as Frederick Michael St. Jude. The album was clearly great—lyrically, vocally, and musically, FM St. Jude was indeed the “walking atomic power plant” that the batty liner notes claimed he was—but the man and his motivations were a total mystery. Eventually, through... (read more)

Artists in this story: Frederick Michael St. Jude

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YES WE CALLAHAN!

posted June 11th, 2018

Gee, in principle it is NOT easy generating these Bill Callahan tour updates several times a year - and not because we don't love the guy, but it's been a damn MINUTE since he put out new music. Generally with these things, one tends to boomerang the nature of the tour piece around the tone of the record in most recent memory. For that, we have to reach back to Dream River in late 2013 - or, if you're really counting, Have Fun With God... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan

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STREAM BPB 2003

posted June 11th, 2018

MASTER AND EVERYONE

I SEE A DARKNESS and EASE DOWN THE ROAD sessions had ultimately proceeded well, and so Will Oldham mapped out a third full-length recording session with a similar process concept in place.  This new record would be made over the course of a month in Shelbyville at Paul Oldham’s Rove Studios with musicians coming and going for their respective tracking sessions.  For basic tracking, NY-based guitarist Alan Licht, Baltimoron bassist Drew Nelson and Belgian drummer Thomas Van Cottom... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy