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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

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PLAYING WITH DEATH!

posted May 15th, 2015

Experiencing historical Death in the form of reborn albums such as ...For The Whole World To See and III has been an ear-popping and truly revelatory event for all of us who have! And just as we were certain it would, their first album of new material since back in duh day totally slays with the freshness of a ripe rock n' roll groupie who's put in a solid night back stage (bleargh!). That is to say, N.E.W., just released in April, delivers the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Death

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WHAT IS REUNITED ROYAL TRUX?!

posted May 13th, 2015

Genesis! Succession! Secession! Re-evolution! Generations! Boom and Bust! The Day After! Next Time! But Royal Trux weren't thinking about one single place in time - no, they saw ALL of them instead - all the kids from all the times, all the phases, all the eras, waves and other plays of rock and roll in a non-chronological, non-denominational mass. Because Royal Trux was the way IN for all of us. Now we were ALL a part of history. (Yes, even the dumbshit haters. They only... (read more)

Artists in this story: Royal Trux

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AMBROGIO BUILDS AN ARK(ANSAS)

posted May 13th, 2015

Elisa Ambrogio's solo debut, The Immoralist is an imposing album, dealing with the explorations of the esoteric--- that of Faustian spirits, sloppy black magik, superstitions, and obsessions with water! Equipped with numerous tricks up her sleeve, Elisa tagged director Amy Scott to make a brilliant new video for one of The Immoralist's highlights, "Arkansas"! Enigmatic things always seem to happen down by the river (at least Elisa didn't shoot anyone dead...that we know of) and the video for  "Arkansas" is no different!

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Artists in this story: Elisa Ambrogio

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WHAT'S SO SIMPLE ABOUT SONGS ANYWAY?

posted May 12th, 2015

Do you dislike instant gratification? Well DON'T READ THIS! This item is for you digital media-loving types in the crowd - don't all raise your hands at once. Instead, just let the good news soak in for the next few seconds - not only have we just released Jim O'Rourke's entire back catalog of pop songs in digital format (exclusively via FLAC downloads; high-five, nerds! And no we don't have the ratio details - sorry, nerds), but now Jim's new album of great... (read more)

Artists in this story: Jim O'Rourke

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THE GLOVE COMES OFF!

posted May 8th, 2015

Just like the era that it recalls, the White Glove Test: Louisville Punk Flyers 1978-1994 exhibit at Louisville's Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft is coming to an inevitable end! Extended through this weekend due to (obvs) popular demand, it's a testament to the deeply influential, musical richness that has coursed through the town's veins since the onset of the 70s punk movement. Gallery exhibits are like scenes; they have to end sometime - but the images which make this exhibit so exciting live on... (read more)

Artists in this story: White Glove Test

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GIVE PEACERS A CHANCE!

posted May 7th, 2015

Pop music in the new century - what's it all about? Sliding up from out from under, from the old heart of the Bay Area...from out of nowhere even - it's a special new band. Hands up for the sweet and sour popsicles of PEACERS, whose self-titled debut melts stickily on July 17th!

In the hands of PEACERS, it is BAKED - a vanillan cake with sweet sooty icing. Shades of the Bratish invision: compressions and crushes, bone-shakes and glutinous thinks,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Peacers

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FLAC ATTACK! THE JIM O'ROURKE FLAC'ATALOG IS HERE!

posted May 5th, 2015

There's so much that comes to mind when we think of Jim O'Rourke's music! It brings to mind such heroic images as deep and wide analog soundstages, the durability of physical formats like LP and CD, and the all-round weakness and fallibility of the digital music-sphere! For decades, as digital has empirically ascended the gastro-body of our international music gen-pop and burrowed itself, hearing aid-style, adjacent to the ear-bud canal, O'Rourke fans everywhere have held their breath in anticipation of a file with the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Jim O'Rourke

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SINGER'S GRAVE A SEA OF TONGUES: AN EXPLORATION INTO THE HEART OF MATTER

posted May 1st, 2015

In September of 2014, the world was ushered into Bonnie "Prince' Billy's magnificent album, Singer's Grave a Sea of Tongues.While this new record was absorbed and adored by fans and critics alike, we couldn't help but notice that something was missing from the conversation, something that not even the most astute punter and/or journalist seemed to decipher and/or fully explicate. It involves weird science; issues with wormholes and historical contexts, and thus, a video has been prepared and is now being provided, featuring... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy

THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER! APRIL 2015

posted April 30th, 2015

TO THE NEVER ENDING WORLD

Demon! Beast! We fear you going away - but in the meantime, when will you leave? Maybe we don't even CARE what we’ll stand on if you're not there. But......ffffffffffffffffff.....until then, we're here. You're here. The world exists. With its billions. We're not a world-denier. There are many facts and truths and commonly-held beliefs, many pleasant realities that we're ready to argue over. There are totally things that we know better about than everyone else out... (read more)