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TALL TALES OF TOUR: FAUN FABLES HIT THE ROAD

posted June 3rd, 2015

Open your doors, unlock your windows and let the vibrant collection of songs and sounds from Faun Fables in! Dawn McCarthy's song-telling machine, along with her longtime collaborator Nils Frykdahl and their convoy of young whippersnappers, is ready to embark on a short tour across the U.S.! Faun Fables are renowned for their swirling fusion of music, theater and the astute playfulness of their live shows, the essence of which explode on such classic recordings as Family Album and Light Of A Vaster Dark... (read more)

Artists in this story: Faun Fables

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FRESH SIGHTING! THE RETURN OF FLYING SAUCER ATTACK

posted June 2nd, 2015

Open youself to the idea of abduction! Flying Saucer Attack return to release Instrumentals 2015, their first album in 15 years on Friday the 17th of July 2015. Comprised of 15 fresh David Pearce solo guitar performances recorded in characteristically lo-fi manner at home, on tape and CD-R, Instrumentals 2015 is an album that will appeal both to FSA diehards and those wholly unfamiliar with the outfit's recorded output.

The 15 tracks on Instrumentals 2015 present an impressionistic narrative which transports the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Flying Saucer Attack

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DEAD RIDER BURN DOWN THE 'BAHN

posted May 29th, 2015

Enfants, kids and kinder alike! The coming summer has the makings for something distinctly scuzzy, don't it? The air is thick, humid and pollinated, and the ground rots with fresh road kill. It's no coincidence; Dead Rider have packed up ample ammunition, cleaned the motor, and stolen enough fuel for their war truck to make hay of the European tour circuit. Chills On Glass never sounded so sickly sweet as it does now with a 12-ish month under it's tautly-cinched belt, and the release of... (read more)

Artists in this story: Dead Rider

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NATURALLY BITCHIN' IMAGINATION EXPANSION

posted May 28th, 2015

Natural Information Society, like their partners in time Bitchin Bajas, live their days in flow motion. Rhythms come and go, instruments sound as a means to a greater end. Music is the way of their life. Their debut convergence, Automaginary, feels as natural as it does inevitable. Both groups were first heard in 2010, both emerging from solo endeavors that accessed a vastness, more room than a single player might ultimately fill - a place then for fellow travelers! Joshua Abrams,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bitchin Bajas, Natural Information Society

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GO ECSTATIC WITH HEXADIC: SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE PLAY UK, BELGIUM, HOLLAND

posted May 26th, 2015

Six Organs of Admittance waxed Hexadic on audiences all across America earlier this spring; now it's time to make it come alive Over There! Commencing June 10th, Ben Chasny and Co. make their Hexadic debut outside of North America, delivering some of the most intense(ly pleasing) Six Organs music ever constructed. Most of these dates will occur in the United Kingdom, book-ended by two indelibly special, first-of-their-kind (for 6OOA!) events. See, the newly released album, Hexadic, is one in which Six O utilized... (read more)

Artists in this story: Six Organs of Admittance

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BILL CALLAHAN DOES OPERA

posted May 22nd, 2015

We're always down here tootin' horns about the great artists in this fam, and dang to they do us proud with every little step! Sometimes those steps cross large stretches of the ocean, see, and that's when it all gets put into perspective! Take Mr. Have Fun with God himself, Bill Callahan for example: next week the man soars, Eagle-style, to the land down under for a very special engagement, performing live two nights at the Sydney Opera House. Whoa, nelly! Yeah, it's part... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan

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IT ALL STARTED AT MIDNIGHT

posted May 22nd, 2015

Attention all you crate digging, metalhead weirdos! If you're one of those types who spend every waking hour and every hard earned dollar searching for the next big discovery, boy do we have a treat for you! Midnight is one of those "shoulda/woulda/coulda"bands that might have actually made it - had their utter youthfulness not got in the way. Hailing from the 'burbs of Chicago, Dave Hill (vox, keys), Scott Marquart (drums), Frank Anastos (guitar, vox), and John Falstrom (bass) were all record-obsessed teenagers taking... (read more)

Artists in this story: Midnight

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DIGITAL SOL AND FUR

posted May 19th, 2015

Along with the utterly jaw-rippin' insta-riffic Simple Songs currently bolting out of stores and onto turntables the globe over, we're also reflecting on the Jim O'Rourke of yore, reexaming former chapters from What Would J.O. Do? (The big book of Jim!) - and what's this? Selling a few choice pages as digital files! Wow. Not only can you finally "pick up" Eureka, et al, for your dadburned computer deevice, you can also indulge catalog and mouse games of two other mighty O'Outfits: Gastr... (read more)

Artists in this story: Gastr del Sol, Loose Fur, Jim O'Rourke

THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER! MAY 2015

posted May 18th, 2015

THE VAULT IN OUR STARS

Woohoopdidoo, and welcome back to the rolly-polly-coaster that is Drag City Records (and once again, Tapes!). We don’t necessarily take it as it comes, but we’re not NOT subject to vicissitudes of fate and shit, either. If you stick around long enough, you’re likely to see stuff n' thangs you never believed you'd see, much less see again! This is what makes our death wish so danged silly – it’s clear just from past experience that... (read more)

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PAINT IT WHITE (FENCE)

posted May 18th, 2015

Tim Presley's White Fence is a sonic non-enclosure; visualize its endless, picketed rows posting the entirety of this green Earth. That's how For The Recently Found Innocent keeps rolling! It's a methodic ritual, perpetually planting one post at a time, just walking, running, and hopping the rails thru different countries and different continents, as the 'Fence flies. Spreading tour dates around the calendar like strategically laid fertilizer in the back pages of our collective plot, we hear the grass grow in a lush, green... (read more)

Artists in this story: White Fence