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BILL CALLAHAN HAS SOME WORDS FOR YOU!

posted October 9th, 2014

You asked for it, so you got it; wait, what did you ask for, specifically? Right - a bound copy of select Bill Callahan and Smog lyrics pair'd with over a hundred, never-before-seen ink-wash images by the artist, man and myth himself? Check and double-check, mate! I Drive A Valence is all revved up and ready for you to ride inside it's tantalizing array of emotional and situational intrigue. The nuances and ambiguities within plain-spoke expression are at the exquisite center of Callahan's gift,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Smog, Bill Callahan

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LINING THE ROAD WITH WHITE FENCE

posted October 3rd, 2014

How do you harness the fence that extends as infinitely as the one that Tim "White Fence" Presley has thrown up for our listening pleasures? It's a magical construction,  surrounding us and nearly consuming us at all times, the posts and slats ever widening, ever multiplying. And yet, as music White Fence can reside safely inside your psychic heart without causing compartmentalization or damage; rather, it's a giver of sick comfort, enlightenment, alignment. Y'know - love and all that. A tension akin to... (read more)

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RETURNING TO THE FIRST COMING OF THE SOURCE FAMILY

posted October 3rd, 2014

With the story of The Source Family out there, both as the subject of an acclaimed book and documentary film (as well as an ongoing series of rare, never-before-released recordings), it’s time to turn the light back on the records that made this whole thing a story in the first place. In the 1990s, it was a revelation to discover that there was a series of records made by a hippie cult led by a big Santa Claus-looking guy named Father Yod. More so... (read more)

Artists in this story: The Source Family

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ALASDAIR ROBERTS SECEDES

posted September 24th, 2014

Yes. In the early hours of the coming week, Alasdair Roberts takes his leave of the old United Kingdom, determined to follow his fate in a decidedly different world order. Yes! At the invitation of interested parties, he's crossing the ocean for a second visit to Brazil, the country of "Ordem e Progresso," for several shows along their eastern seaboard. Yes. Three shows in fact, and they're spread out over a week's time, allowing Alasdair to spend some time seeing their empire for what it... (read more)

Artists in this story: Alasdair Roberts

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LET THE SOMETHING SHINES IN!

posted September 23rd, 2014

Or perhaps we mean, release the love for Laetitia from the center of your heart? It doesn't matter what we mean, because today is a joyous occasion anyway! Today, Laetitia Sadier’s stunning new album, Something Shines, has hit store shelves, and ultimately the gentle hands of eager fans. That’s not the only good news we have, either! Laetitia chose release day to reveal a gorgeous video for “Release From The Centre of Your Heart." With its languorously arranged production smoothly translated into images... (read more)

Artists in this story: Laetitia Sadier

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THE BITCHIN HOUR FALLS ON EUROPE

posted September 23rd, 2014

 

Listen? Do you hear that? It sounds like....peace. That's because you live in a world where the music of Bitchin Bajas is ascendent! Their analog-synthetic sound is drifting into the souls and minds of more listeners than ever before. At the heart of Bitchin Bajas there is pure peace. Theirs is a tranquil essence, creating a shared experience for themselves and their audience. This August, something incredible happened: their self-titled double album traversed and mapped an incredible range of sonic terrain, intuited... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bitchin Bajas

THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER! SEPTEMBER 2014

posted September 23rd, 2014

NUMBER NINE

September has come to La Ciudad de Arrastre– and it’s still scorching hot with releases new and old. The ground is cracked! Water is scarce! We may not survive! But we probably will! And thank God! Because these records aren’t only just selling – they’re GOOD too. That’s not always guaranteed, you know (except here! — you’re-on-very-thin-ice ed.).

So yeah – fall’s descending upon us, but the guns of August are still popping – by which... (read more)

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OM IS LIFE, OM IS LIVE

posted September 18th, 2014

Praise be! Hallelujah, even! The indomitable vibrational force that embodies the one and only OM will be burning at alters in select US cities next month! As devotees and followers know,  God is Good and OM carve out their own mystic path no matter where they go, and what stage they play on. That path always leads in one direction - higher! With the head-stock of their bass and drumsticks pointed to the skies, the band has traversed the corporeal wasteland that is earth, spreading... (read more)

Artists in this story: OM, Al Cisneros

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SOAR INTO ZORIS WITH FEATHERED FISH!

posted September 17th, 2014

End time! The earth is going cold, but the ground is hot! Only one way forward and that's inside a pair of Feathered Fish's very own line of Zoris! In case you forgot (and how could you?) Feathered Fish is the brainchild of Jennifer Herrema and award winning designer Pamela Love. Sharing a namesake with the 1966 Arthur Lee song reminding us that both our girls are Pisces, Feathered Fish merges their un-fuck-with-able attitude amidst innovative design and vision. After collaborating on a... (read more)

Artists in this story: Royal Trux, Jennifer Herrema, Black Bananas

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WHO IS SHE? EIKO ISHIBASHI

posted September 16th, 2014

Sheesh, somehow it's been less than a year since we de-veiled the genuine jewel called Imitation of Life from Eiko Ishibashi. Well-heard in her native Japan, Imitation gave us pests from the west a chance an ear to what all the Nipponese press is on about - and on wax, to boot! Even in Japan, where she is a STAR, Eiko's music is only pressed on CD. For those of who feast on the culture and sounds of the east, Eiko is an interesting... (read more)

Artists in this story: Eiko Ishibashi