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TRANSCEND ULTRASONIC SOUND WAVES WITH BITCHIN BAJAS AND NATURAL INFORMATION SOCIETY

posted July 23rd, 2015

It's but once in a lifetime that two bands merge to create a powerfully hypnotic palette that sounds as effortless as it does urgently essential and immediate. Enter Natural Information Society and Bitchin Bajas-two groups, each in pursuit of the musical unconscious under their own auspices, have co-joined! Together, Natural Information Society's free, grooving spirituality and Bajas' synthetic minimalism converge and shift in a delicate synergy. This idyllic combination of melodic-drone and activated rhythm carves a psychedelic path on "Anemometer,"... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bitchin Bajas, Natural Information Society

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ALI ROBERTS EXPANDS TOUR, SOUNDS THE 'BELLS!

posted July 22nd, 2015

When news first dropped of Alasdair Roberts' fall 2015 European tour, we thought the bloke might be spending his summer off (as is common in his parts) resting up for the occassion. Aye, wrong we were! Ali's got a motor that was built for longevity (hence the hundred-year old songs, not to mention the hundred-MINUTE ones!), so why in the world would he spend August on a beach when he can spend it touring the UK, performing solo, with his Glaswegian brethren, Trembling... (read more)

Artists in this story: Alasdair Roberts

THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER! JULY 2015

posted July 17th, 2015

ANOTHER DAY IN THE LIFE

We Drag CityRecords! We MAKE records, long time now. MANY seasons! It…has… grow…evolve? Each record, grow thought, change your mind, give you NEW idea, inspire….educate you, brain and your and soul together! Make perspective. Music will make you CHANGE – your thoughts and words and ultimately all YOUR LIFE will change. Ah! Records carry their listeners toward the light of new thoughts on winds of real musical entertainment. We can never know when... (read more)

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FAUN FABLES STILL TRAVELIN', NOW WITH TAPE

posted July 15th, 2015

All heed Faun Fables! Dawn, Nils and the family troop are out on tour right this very second, making haunting, folk-ish music fun again- they may have recently played your American hometown, they've definitely just played in Poland, and they're still coming down the road! Now that should be reason enough to get off your ass and shake it (your sunbonnet, we mean) to a participating venue near you, but just in case you're not totally convinced (what are you, some bozo?! Of... (read more)

Artists in this story: Faun Fables, Faun Fables

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WHISPERS WITHIN THE WALLS OF A NEW VIDEO FROM MEG BAIRD

posted July 14th, 2015

Meg Baird is not one to sit and bask in any glory. Instead, she tirelessly collaborates and constructs new material for the world to enjoy on a regular basis. Don't Weigh Down The Light is her latest (and greatest!) solo offering to date amongst a decade of sure-as-shit can't miss recordings, done both under her own name and with her previous outfit, Espers. So it should come as no surprise that once again, Meg's ahead of the curve with a NEW version of... (read more)

Artists in this story: Meg Baird

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ALL ABOARD....THE PEACE(RS) TRAIN!

posted July 10th, 2015

PEACERS is here! The new band of San Fran's chronic son Mike Donovan (Big Techno Werewolves, The Ropers, Yikes and really, Sic Alps, man!), already dropped a killer track to let us know they're coming, - but before the album actually HITS, dig a video too! From the psyche-mind of director Jim Drain comes a kaleidoscopic vision set to the tune of PEACERS' candy-coated rock and roller, "Laze It"! A fractured surf mini, the vid pictures all the thrills and chills of the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Peacers

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NEW TRANSMISSION RECEIVED FROM FLYING SAUCER ATTACK

posted July 9th, 2015

Deep within time and space lie moments that confound our basic understanding of all things that move forward in a linear motion. Something thought lost forever re-enters your life. How do you respond? How do you even begin to negotiate the vortex of mixed emotions whipped up by such a reappearance? The world shifts sideways. Logic is confounded. The uncanny takes a hold.

Flying Saucer Attack are case in point, confounding this very logic and spiraling the most hardened listener into an emotional awakening bordering... (read more)

Artists in this story: Flying Saucer Attack

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WAND IT UP! 1000 DAYS TO COME

posted July 8th, 2015

New Wand aloft! So how to explain....Wand manufacture a little life within an elaborate craftwork of sound amongst the endless social contrivances of popular music - that almost says it? On their Drag City debut, 1000 Days, Wand move restlessly and gracefully through divergent phases of music in a single passage of a song. This is how they make their music. Recorded in their hometown of Los Angeles and San Francisco, 1000 Days finds Wand searching in corners and finding extra texture via... (read more)

Artists in this story: Wand

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LAETITIA SADIER: SOMETHING SHINES, LIVE AND WORLDWIDE

posted July 7th, 2015

Something shines in the distance, like a guiding light exuding pure tranquil magnetism. Laetitia Sadier has produced such dynamic energy through her words and music for the better part of the last two and a half decades. Her latest solo effort, Something Shines, has invigorated minds and massaged the ears of people the world over! Now that summer is here and we're all tasting popcicles in the garden, the next chapter in the busy life of Ms. Sadier is set to bloom like beautiful... (read more)

Artists in this story: Laetitia Sadier

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WIND YOUR CLOCKS FOR MIDNIGHT

posted July 2nd, 2015

What happens when a group of bored teenagers, raised on the promises of Black Sabbath, Uriah Heep and Deep Purple, get together and kick out the motherfucking jams? Motherfucking Midnight! Suburban Chicago in the 1970s was ripe with young heshers, yet the godz aligned four very specific young men at the witching hour- Dave Hill (vox, keys), Scott Marquart (drums), Frank Anastos (guitar, vox), and John Falstrom (bass)- with a deep appreciation for hard rock who were truly ready to let it all hang... (read more)

Artists in this story: Midnight