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WATCH IT: THE EPIC OF DAN'L BOONE

posted November 24th, 2014

The mysteries of Dan'l Boone were revealed earlier this fall with the release of their debut, smashing, self-titled record. But for many still, the album release proved the mysteries only ran deeper! So, grids and diagrams were consulted and superimposed over the North American map; thus touring was arranged, and Dan'l Boone's compositional make-up (Neil Hagerty, Nate Young, Alex Moskos, Charles Ballas) was exposed in the flesh to thousands of people (and the hundreds who attended the shows). Yet again, for those... (read more)

Artists in this story: Dan'l Boone

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LE GRAND TOUR DE CLÔTURE BLANC (WHITE FENCE συναυλία!)

posted November 21st, 2014

International jet-setters that they are, we expect you'll join us in surprise that White Fence aren't packing their old kit-bags for swinging London (and points east) until late January! I mean, after all, For the Recently Found Innocent dropped in July - it's a fast-paced world, what's up with that? White Fence aren't really of this world is what, and as has been pointed out from every writer from here to Tipperary (or Timbucktu, if you will (and we would (if we only could)); to... (read more)

Artists in this story: White Fence

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USA DOWN, DOPE BODY PREPARE TO STRETCH ACROSS EUROPE FOR FURTHER CONQUEST

posted November 20th, 2014

Finally - another chance at world domination! Hot on the heels of their third new album, Lifer, and their blistering tour of the US, Dope Body have got booked a whole month of live shows across the UK and Europe in January 2015. These young men have built a reputation for super-intense live performances, the kind of shows that exhilarate in their unpredictability, galvanized in large part by the group’s scary-charismatic lead singer, Andrew Laumann - but also featuring the the riotious guitar inventions of... (read more)

Artists in this story: Dope Body

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SYSTEM ENGAGE: HEAR THE FIRST SOUNDS FROM SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE'S HEXADIC!

posted November 19th, 2014

It is time for the ears of the world to begin to hear the Hexadic sound! Much is being made of the new combinatorial system devised by Six Organs of Admittance's Ben Chasny, even though it hasn't yet been fully revealed to the public. When people heard that Chasny had based his new album on this system, which he has termed "Hexadic," it was automatically assumed that the music would be not only deep, but also compelling and challenging to the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Six Organs of Admittance

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COME ONE, COME ALL! LISTEN TO THE NEW ALASDAIR ROBERTS SONG "ARTLESS ONE"

posted November 18th, 2014

Hear ye! The crier's back in town, and he's changed his tune. At the dawning of this new day, "Come my love, my artless one," is what you hear gently on the air. This could only be the cry of Alasdair Roberts. As he wends the winding path of his every-evolving discography, Alasdair's traveling mostly solo this time - but the solo performances are augmented in passing moments. Listen to the effect on this marvelous preview track, "Artless One" - a... (read more)

Artists in this story: Alasdair Roberts

THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER! NOVEMBER 2014

posted November 18th, 2014

BORNE IN FLAMES

 (cracking knuckles)

Well….it’s just you and the royal We in here. Everyone else’s out – shopping? Now how is that possible? Every time you crack open a news-hub, there’s some piece about how nobody buys anything from shops anymore. Well, they don’t until someone throws them a party, anyway. So – “customers?” are bundling up to go somewhere they can get real value – you know, of the buy-one-get-one-free variety. Cookies with your purchase. And punch!... (read more)

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FRED ARMISEN DIPS INTO HOMETOWN HERO GRAB BAG ONCE MORE, WITH FEELING

posted November 14th, 2014

Fred Armisen's record collection runs, deep! How deep, you ask? Deep enough to find hidden gems we guarantee you've never heard before, as evidenced by the few obscure, regional hit singles we've been privy to properly release recently: Bjellend Brothers, or The Blue Jean Committee, for example. Like the solid, professional entertainer that he is, Armisen keeps coming back with fresh and exciting material for the Home Town Heroes series. The latest of which is a split single between LA-via-Columbus singer-songwriter, Joshua... (read more)

Artists in this story: Fred Armisen

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NO BIG TROUBLE GETTING BILL CALLAHAN TO CHINA... AND BEYOND, SAY!

posted November 13th, 2014

That Callahan man is always moving - sometimes in darkness, while we sleep, unnoticed - sometimes to and fro countries near and far... but all the way out to the Far East? Now that may just be a first! But how far is too far, really, when you're Bill Callahan? Whereever Bill Callahan surfaces, it's always news with a captial freakin' N! As in Not Nippon - not this time anyway! This set of sets just happens to be the type of Shanghai surprise... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan

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BONNIE AND TUSKS AND HOOVES, OH MY! CHECK THE VID FOR "NEW BLACK RICH (TUSKS)"!

posted November 12th, 2014

The newest single from Singer's Grave A Sea of Tongues is molten, set to burn like a classic torch song should-- in your ears and forever! On "New Black Rich (Tusks)," Bonnie 'Prince' Billy collaborated with longtime songwriting partner Bryan Rich to create the ardent ballad.  The mood of "New Black Rich (Tusks)" is circumspect at best compared to first single "Quail and Dumplings." Where "Quail" anticipated bright future, which salved for the hardness of the present times, the "New Black... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy

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SIR RICHARD BISHOP IS BACK, WITH A NEW ALBUM--AND GUITAR--TO PROVE IT!

posted November 10th, 2014

Hear ye, hear ye! Sir Richard Bishop's Tangier Sessions will be released on Febuary 17th! Tangier Sessions tells the oft-told tale: while traveling abroad, nobleman meets guitar. Guitar is too expensive for nobleman and, outraged, he departs. Nobleman quietly returns several days later for guitar but still can't bring himself to pay the price. Yet nobleman can't get guitar out of mind - so nobleman buys guitar, travels the world with it, and makes an album while in Tangier!

On the lookout... (read more)

Artists in this story: Sir Richard Bishop