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NOW IS THE TIME TO WATCH MICK TURNER'S VIDEO FOR "SOMETIMES"

posted October 13th, 2014

Blurry guitars, sea-legged rhythms, somnolent tempo - must be Mick Turner! Last November, we released Mick Turner’s post-rock opera masterpiece, Don’t Tell The Driver and Mick isn’t quite done being “The Navigator.” To reach the exalted next-level listening experience that Don’t Tell The Driver warrants, Mick has graced us with a brand new video for one of it's elegant songs, “Sometimes!” Caroline Kennedy-McCracken’s breathtaking vocals are accompanied by equally as striking Mick-strumentation, as well as visuals courtesy of the Melbourne sea-side, bringing... (read more)

Artists in this story: Mick Turner

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RED, NOT DEAD; BACK THROUGH THE ART PORTAL WITH THE RED KRAYOLA

posted October 10th, 2014

It's been awhile since we've heard from The Red Krayola - but then again, it's been awhile since they've heard from US too, hasn't it now? It seems like longer than just six months back that we pumped back into the "marketplace" (such as it is) new vinyl copies of their long-OOP albums Coconut Hotel and Hazel along with a first-ever pressing of the compilation Singles. In the absence of new music from The Red Krayola, those have gone a long way to... (read more)

Artists in this story: The Red Krayola, Mayo Thompson

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WATCH TY SEGALL LEVITATE AS THE SINGER, PREPARE FOR EUROPEAN TOUR

posted October 9th, 2014

He's the Singer, he sings with the la-la. Where his voice goes, no one knows. The spotlight shines whether he's onstage or all alone. In a room below the surface, surrounded by piles of gorge and clutter destined for the junkyard, he plugs in and looks into your eyes - or where your eyes should be - and he sings. Ty Segall sings "The Singer," and his strums bring you into the room there with him, summoning the spirit of the Ty Segall... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

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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)