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A SIMPLE PLAN AT LAST: O'ROURKE PLAYS SIMPLE SONGS LIVE

posted September 29th, 2015

...one night only! In Tokyo! Japan....ah, we had the whole non-Tokyo part of the world excited for a moment there, didn't we? You know ol' Jimbo won't step foot off his precious island for anyone! Not even himself. Nevertheless, holy shit, Jim's playing Simple Songs in its entirety for those lucky (as fuck) enough to be there, later this month. Mondai nai!

The fun don't stop there, tho - in fact, the (good) timing apparently couldn't be better for Jim to also... (read more)

Artists in this story: Jim O'Rourke

THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER! SEPTEMBER 2015

posted September 29th, 2015

FALL!

….sure, it’s Autumn, and in our slow-melting world that’s somehow still a distinction that seems to mean something. We, however, mean it the other way! That way when you got nowhere to go but you can’t stay here, you know? So let go! Jump! FALL. Join us in midair. All you have to lose is everything. All you gain? Well yeah, that's abstract, at best – but in the abstraction can sometimes be foundAll That There Is – a key to understanding your soul and... (read more)

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"SIGN SPINNERS" DIRECTS YOU TO MAXIMUM TRANQUILITY; BAJAS TOUR

posted September 25th, 2015

Bitchin Bajas& Natural Information Society's just released Automaginary is a collaboration of mythical proportions. The exploratory sonics of these two groups emerge from different, yet occasionally parallel paths to meld into a psychedelic, ambient and jazz-fried coalescence - yet their sum is equal to none of these things in particular, either, arriving on an astral plane unique and of its own.

Album highlight "Sign Spinners" develops from an almost motorik heart-beat, with Joshua Abram's low-end setting the tone. "Sign Spinners" then... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bitchin Bajas, Natural Information Society

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SHINY SADIER PEOPLE! PUT AN EYE ON DRY FRUIT

posted September 24th, 2015

The first days of Fall has just begun, and what better way to commemorate a fresh new season than with a fresh new slice of music from Laetitia Sadier! Laetitia is currently on tour across the USA and her newest release- a cassingle, "Dry Fruit" b/w "The Scene of the Lie" (Remixed by CAVE)- drops tomorrow (you'll find it on the merch table at her shows!), but we're set to give you a taste today!

Co-written with David Thayer (of Little... (read more)

Artists in this story: CAVE, Laetitia Sadier

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GENTLE & SOFT: THE STORY OF THE BLUE JEAN COMMITTEE

posted September 23rd, 2015

Softrock's seminal band, TheBlue Jean Committee, originated from blue-collar Chicago when the now legendary Clark Honus (Bill Hader) and Gene Allen (Fred Armisen) dropped out of school to create the band of their dreams. With the help of famed music manager Alvin Izoff, the band reinvented their hard Chicago-blues image to instead transcend the laid-back essence of California. After studying bands like The Beach Boys, the Blue Jean Committee were able to find their signature sound and rise... (read more)

Artists in this story: Fred Armisen, The Blue Jean Committee

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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