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The Drag City Newsletter! January 2017

posted January 31st, 2017

 

GOOD MOURNING VIETNAM! 

Hello campers! Band- and otherwise! This is not a test - this is Drag City calling. The war is heating up in the world outside! Instead of listening to the bombs fall, why not tune on up- and in- to our frequency? We spin records, not news items! And in the year 2017, at least until the internet shutdown that seems sure to occur under your president-elect, we’ve got a lot of HOTT records to talk at... (read more)

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DRAG CITY'S NOTES FROM 'CAMP

posted January 27th, 2017

....BANDcamp, that is! Yes, the viral digital world is not a place easily trusted - not when you're a label like ours, with precious cargo that must never be handled frivolously! (Yes, including Final Flesh.) For those who have been urging us to throw all our bands into the deep end of all this mess, we'll meet you mid "stream": the whole fookin' Drag City catalog is now available digitally via Bandcamp! So for all the neophytes out there (you're the... (read more)

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HIGH LLAMAS RATTLE TREES THIS WEEKEND; O'HAGAN TAKES ON BASIL!

posted January 26th, 2017

2016 was full of shit, but also full of great musical releases! Few were better than the High Llamas' Here Come The Rattling Trees, an excursion into combining their exceptional musical arrangements with a stage production. Here Come The Rattling Trees is Sean O'Hagan's play about his local London neighborhood, Peckham, and the changes it's experiencing - something both personal yet easily identifiable for anyone who's lived in one neighborhood for a reasonable amount of time. This weekend, lucky Londoners have the... (read more)

Artists in this story: The High Llamas

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CORY HANSON LIMBO'S HIS WAY AROUND THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

posted January 26th, 2017

Oh my stars! And pink hearts and yellow moons....if you haven't read your tea leaves lately, then look to the skies. There's a full moon coming on January 27th, and a quarter moon one week later, on February 3rd. But the moon west coasters should be looking for these next couple of weeks is Cory Hanson's "Flu Moon", delivered live at clubs and on the radio in select locations from Seattle, Vancouver and Portland to San Francisco! In case you've forgotten, Cory stepped out... (read more)

Artists in this story: Cory Hanson

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TY SEGALL FIRST GLISTEN!

posted January 23rd, 2017

Hmmm....to Ty or not to Ty? As we ship the new record to shops worldwide this week, is that still really the question? You've heard the polar sonics of "Orange Color Queen" and "Break a Guitar" - but before you, the fan, are ready to commit, you gotta know - what lies in between? No matter which direction Ty Segall takes us in, transparency is the name of the game, so brace yourself! Thanks to NPR, here's your chance to test drive the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

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WOMAN AND MAN SEE THE SKELETON OF THE WORLD AND THEY BUILD

posted January 20th, 2017

Friends! Isn't it the greatest when two different creative fields come together to celebrate each other in the same environment? Such is the case when thee Magik Markers and Six Organs of Admittance both head to France for a couple of unique and tantalizing gigs next week - the type that requires advance RSVP, no less! And so we're here to hip you to them. First off, Six O and Markers play a special event curated by an architect at a construction zone in the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Six Organs of Admittance, Magik Markers

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BREAK A GUITAR WITH TY

posted January 19th, 2017

Ty Segall's swiftly oncoming (Jan 27th, baby!) self-titled album is his ninth solo release since 2008, a span of records that have embodied an arcing swath of up-and-upper rock and roll music for the people. What people? They know who they are. They're finding out all the time. They like candy-striped and scorched-earth sounds alike, and Ty keeps throwing down both and more in spades! "Break a Guitar" is the second drop from his new album, a 180-degree spin from the acoustic pastoral of... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

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BUNDLE UP, PAPA!

posted January 16th, 2017

If you're feeling funny, you are not alone! The recent reintroduction of Papa M to our bloodstream has left us dizzy. While the world decides how to feel about the almost entirely instrumental scathe-and-dreamscapes (plus one searing exception) of November's new release Highway Songs, we've delved back into the catalog to recall the second Papa M album, "Whatever, Mortal" which finds David Pajo transitioning from the post-rock/world-blues abstraction of the Papa M debut to a folk-doomier trip, with a lot more vocals guiding we... (read more)

Artists in this story: Papa M

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IT TAKES A NATION OF MILLIONS TO HOLD BACK THIS RIVER

posted January 13th, 2017

What's this country coming to?!? Nobody should liven in fear in our land of the free, and noone should be discriminated against, no matter what they believe. Fortunately, in 2017, a true champion will arrive to lead ALL of us - honky tonkers, truckers, and piss pig freaks alike! Finally, a president that understands the true, tormented soul of men - and has more respect for the women than anyone else! On January 20th , it won't be simply a presidential inauguration - it'll be... (read more)

Artists in this story: The Yellow River Boys

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DRAG CITY LIMITS PRESENTS: CORY HANSON

posted January 11th, 2017

2017 might be the end of the world as we know it, but as long as we keep getting fine performances out of our legendary steamroom, hey - we feel fine! All things being ultimately equal, we can die with Cory Hanson's encapsulations of the dilemma of hope and it's yang of despair ringing quietly and classically in our ears. His debut solo album, The Unborn Capitalist From Limbo, shines brightly from a deeply political perspective, one that is just as personal as... (read more)

Artists in this story: Wand, Cory Hanson