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DEATH COMES TO THE SMITHSONIAN AT LAST!

posted August 22nd, 2016

What's harder to accept - that three African-American brothers in mid-70s Detroit channeled proto-punk music in total obscurity and weren't TRULY heard doing so for over thirty years - or that it's been over seven years since we all finally got it with the release of For the Whole World to See? Both spans of time seem interminable, and yet, the freshness of Death's music has sustained them through the years of touring since then, supplemented by two additional archival releases and last year's... (read more)

Artists in this story: Death

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ACROSS THE US-IVERSE: THE VINYL CONFLICT!

posted August 19th, 2016

You heard it here early and often kids, - history's a stone-cold bitch what will stab you in a mini-second and leave you bleeding into the swiftly retreating past. But blood works best when its paid forward! That's why we like to reach into the fridge and pull out a nice, vintage pint of somethin' homegrown that nobody's seen or heard for awhile - like all the best children, that's what the world needs now! Matter of fact, we've been rollin' 'em out all summer... (read more)

Artists in this story: Royal Trux, Flying Saucer Attack, Rian Murphy & Will Oldham, Scene Creamers, Bill Callahan, Jim O'Rourke

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UNBORN AGAIN?

posted August 18th, 2016

Drag City, Inc. is pleased to announce the solo debut full length from Wand's Cory Hanson. The album was recorded during May of 2016 in various locations across Los Angeles County, and features prodigious string arrangements by Heather Lockie.

The Unborn Capitalist From Limbo is a secret that didn't need to be kept-conceived and was executed over many months. Hanson's lyrics here are his best to date. By turns naked, leering, playful, evasive, they present a mute, parading statuary-doughy figures waltzing in doomed... (read more)

Artists in this story: Wand, Cory Hanson

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PULL TIGHT THE "LONG BOW" WITH THE RECENTLY FOUND TIM PRESLEY!

posted August 16th, 2016

Yesss....Tim Presley! Say the name and know that lit up within the shades and drapes of his many musical outfits are the sparks that make Tim's songs glisten and gleam - but September 16th's forthcoming The WiNK lives beyond all previous incarnations found in White Fence, Drinks, Hair and Darker My Love. Now there are fewer filters than ever between you and Tim. Thus, his name above the credits; a wink before diving into the complexities and delights of new-century long... (read more)

Artists in this story: White Fence, Tim Presley

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AMBROGIOS BEFORE AMBROGIHOES!

posted August 12th, 2016

Amherst's very own magik magnetic underground wunderkind, Elisa Ambrogio, is busting out of a period of silence for a short run with buddies (and fellow west Massers) Dinosaur Jr. next month! Yus, Elisa's well acquainted with the prehistoric behemoths of indie rock shreddery; in fact, Magik Markers recorded Surrender to the Fantasy in J. Mascis' Massachusetts attic just a few years back. This is her first time supporting the band in a solo fashion, and the shows are all in deep southern states,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Elisa Ambrogio

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PRATT ON!

posted August 11th, 2016

Is it just us or is 2016 a snooze thus far? Where are the It Girls of yesterday? Like what's our diminutive thrush, Jessica Pratt, got up to these days? As far as well can tell, it's been a time of one-off performances followed by what we can only guess are blissful retreats from the known map! Happily, the Pratt thing seems to be heating up again just in time for the leaves to fall from the trees as we all find ourselves on... (read more)

Artists in this story: Jessica Pratt

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SAIL AWAY WITH BITCHIN BAJAS IN CHICAGO

posted August 9th, 2016

Olivia Wyatt's "Sailing A Sinking Sea" will be screening for the first time in Chicago on August 25th at The Den Theater! And if that's not enough to make you jump out of your seats and grab tickets immediately than this surely will--Bitchin Bajas will be performing the entirety of the score LIVE as the film is rolling. See, "Sailing A Sinking Sea", Olivia Wyatt's feature-length documentary exploring the culture of the Moken people of Burma and Thailand, was scored by Bitchin Bajas!... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bitchin Bajas + Olivia Wyatt

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THE HEX HOWLS AT THE MOON AND THE SUN

posted August 9th, 2016

This year has been a busy one for Neil Michael Hagerty and The Howling Hex, what with the release of their excellent full length memorializing America's highest city and the subsequent massive European tour just a few months ago. It got us thinking-why does Europe get all the love and attention that WE the people deserve?! Well, Neil more than got the message and heard the yearning loud and clear- beginning next month The Howling Hex will be touring the United States next month... (read more)

Artists in this story: Neil Michael Hagerty & The Howling Hex

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PURLING HISS REVEAL THEIR HIGH BIAS!

posted August 2nd, 2016

It's dark outside our window, with thunder echoing over the horizon - a familiar rumble, but we can't tell where it's headed. Does this mean Purling Hiss are coming back our way? Among other things, YES. High Bias is in the air.

Since 2009, the fuzzing rock power of Purling Hiss has taken many different forms, all emanating from Mike Polizze's instinctive approach to playing guitar, writing songs and hooking a feeling from disparate memories, sensations and desired effects. High Bias moves... (read more)

Artists in this story: Purling Hiss

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ONE STRONG TICKET: OM HEAD WEST IN NOVEMBER

posted August 1st, 2016

Vibrating through the earth with heavenly, wavy grooves, OM's transcendental vibes and Advaitic Songs are headed your way! It's been a hot minute since the OMbres headed out to the West Coast, but beginning early in November each of the seven seals (California state laws) will be broken! Their low tones and dark chanting moans are so deeply esoteric that one riff to the eardrum will result not only in a pulsating head nod, but the inevitable push towards an inescapable light! Or... (read more)

Artists in this story: OM