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PRESLEY COMES ALIVE!

posted June 30th, 2016

On the cover, a bare chest and bits of bodies sketched in jagged lines of black and white. Inside, in full calor, we find Tim Presley. The dark force behind White Fence steps into the solo light with The WiNK.
 
Tim's a man in a glass booth, grabbing at scraps of paper blown at his windscreen as if they were of the greatest value. They're actually of the ONLY value. The Presley guitar hand has a powerful, yet quicksilver touch,... (read more)

Artists in this story: White Fence, Cate Le Bon, Tim Presley

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KEEP YOUR HEAD BUT LOSE YOUR MIND WITH RANGDA LIVE

posted June 21st, 2016

Meticulous in their sweet 'n' sensual severity, the other-wordly group called Rangda are two weeks away from colliding in Europe for more touring off the back of their new album, The Heretic's Bargain! Why collide, you ask? We answer, because this band is comprised of three unique personalities who drop their acclaimed individual pursuits as Six Organs of Admittance, Sir Richard Bishop, and Chris Corsano (some people don't need to assume a name other than their own, ok?) to join together and... (read more)

Artists in this story: Rangda

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THE SUMMER OF FAUN!

posted June 16th, 2016

Dawn McCarthy and Nils Frykdahl have returned with a powerful album expressing their passion for song, dance, theatre and all manner of folklore (plus a daily regimen of yodeling)! The mythic shadows of home and hearth, permeated with the warmth of friends and family, make Born of the Sun a breath of fresh and vibrant life-air in these times of turbulence and anxiety. Sparkling with the exuberance, wonder and playfulness that Faun Fables are best known for, Born of the Sun is the essence of... (read more)

Artists in this story: Faun Fables

THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER!! JUNE 2016

posted June 14th, 2016

SPEED OF SOUND

Suddenly, it’s summer chill-time and we’re still kicking it extra-hard, but not so hard that you’ll ever notice. We’ve learned that you don’t get to 50 whole years of being a record label by making headlines every ding-dang quarter! For instance: now. Drag City’s in a stretch where we only have a couple new releases over a three month period! Good thing they’re both GREAT. For every Carly Simon, a David Ackles (as Elektra Records might... (read more)

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DRAG CITY TAKES YOU THERE: PRIMAVERA RECAP

posted June 13th, 2016

Hey, we get it: you want to be everywhere at once but you can't afford it, so you spend all your time trolling, scrolling and blowing down some internet rabbit hole until you tire yourself out and fall into a restless slumber. Then you wake up, discover reality remains unchanged, and you get virtual once again. Well, we can't save you from your own fleshy existence, but we are dedicated to helping you live your dreams vicariously through others, and directing you where you need... (read more)

Artists in this story: Six Organs of Admittance, Ty Segall, White Fence, Neil Michael Hagerty & The Howling Hex, Cate Le Bon

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HISSING IT ON DOWN THE LINE

posted June 9th, 2016

Hey Purling Hiss fans - your beacon of light in the excesses and deluge of common-blahs is always here for you. His name is Mike Polizze, and although Purling Hiss has shone on us with precious few glimpses of new material since Weirdon, the Hiss blisters and bubbles with twisted excitement from the excrement at ALL times, and NOW is actually no different. See, earlier this year Purling Mike went Hiss-solo on a string of dates opening for Kurt Vile, and that range... (read more)

Artists in this story: Purling Hiss

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BILL CALLAHAN'S ALL RIGHT

posted June 7th, 2016

OK, which first - the good news or the bad?  The good foot it is! Bill Callahan is coming down from his country retreat way back in the hills and headed to the city that never sleeps for a three day residency at Baby’s All Right. You heard that right and guess what, it gets better! Bill Callahan is not only performing at Baby’s for three nights, but he’ll be playing two shows each date! An early bird special for you white-collar types and another... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan

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WAND THE ROAD AGAIN (DREAM PASSAGE)

posted June 2nd, 2016

DAYUM! It's been a while since Wand have dropped a new record or video! 250 whole days have come and gone since the release of 1000 Days, and there was a tour and a video awhile back, but then nothing! Thankfully our Wandlessness has been noted by none other than the band, who have waved their magic you-know-what, and-poof, we have a video AND some shows! Picked from the still ripe 1000 Days, "Passage of the Dream" receives the video treatment with... (read more)

Artists in this story: Wand

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ZOINKS! IT'S A GIFT FROM THE PSYCHEDELIC GODZ: GALACTIC ZOO DOSSIER #10 COMING SOON!

posted June 1st, 2016

AT LAST! After a 4 year wait, the world's greatest psychedelic, underground, hand-drawn pro-zine is back! Lauded by the likes of international taste-making publications everywhere, Galactic Zoo Dossier returns with a brand new, mind-expanding issue! Painstakingly illustrated by Plastic Crimewave and bad ass contributors from around the globe, GZD is also celebrating its 20th anniversary (fifteen of which have been arm-in-arm with the forces of Drag City)!

Issue #10 of the Galactic Zoo Dossieris the Interview Issue, featuring sixteen interviews with inimitable... (read more)

Artists in this story: Galactic Zoo Dossier

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BONNY AND BAJAS' EXCELLENT ADVENTURE!

posted May 27th, 2016

The planets are about to align! In a short few weeks, the cosmic convergence of Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and Bitchin Bajas materializes in the Midwest and on the East coast for a solid batch of utterly unique live performances.  Epic Jammers and Fortunate Little Ditties, their mind melding collaborative effort, fuses new age synthesizers and gentle instrumentation with softly sung fortunes of goodwill. The live sound of Bonny Bajas is modular, free flowing, and flexible in the air---a living, breathing, expanding and contracting body... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Bitchin Bajas, Bitchin Bajas and Bonnie Prince Billy