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ALL LIT UP: MEG BAIRD IS STREAMING ON NPR!

posted June 15th, 2015

Meg Baird’s stunning new album is a luminous energy, radiating from the source that shines through her with intense grace and feeling. After picking up her life in Philadelphia (where she'd recorded her first two albums) and moving across the country all the way to San Francisco, she began writing new songs, and in a short while, making a new record for the first time in four years. Don’t Weigh Down the Light is multi-hued and swimming in texture, with electric guitars and organs... (read more)

Artists in this story: Meg Baird

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HENRY AND FREDERICK FOREVER! FM ON THE DIAL

posted June 11th, 2015

Looking for a little more rock and, yes, roll in your life? You need look no further than Frederick Michael St. Jude’s GANG WAR!  This totally KILLER post-apocalyptic rock opera was first offered to the world in a cut-down, 7" EP form back in 1982. The world wasn't ready! Fortunately, this classic music was reintroduced to countless ears by yours truly, Drag City, back in March of this year - what's 33 years, when it comes to classic ROCK?!? FM St. Jude’s... (read more)

Artists in this story: Frederick Michael St. Jude

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ROYAL TRUX GET HANDS ON WITH HAND OF GLORY

posted June 9th, 2015

Royal Trux fans, rejoice-your sick fantasies have actually been true all these years! Royal Trux's Twin Infinitives dry run, Hand Of Glory, is being exhumed from the dim-n-dank crow's nest of DCHQ and is once again seeing the light of day! In these days of revitalized Trux fandom with reissues and reunion in the air, what could be more stim'latin' than a cache of dark age Royal Trux tapes? That's what's coming back - Hand of Glory is a missing piece of the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Royal Trux

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KUNK THERE IT IS: DOPE BODY GOT A NEW ALBUM AND TOUR

posted June 4th, 2015

Since 2008, Dope Body have been refining and redefining their own kind of hard rock music, a sound that has many tributaries flowing into it, but one that is definitely coming through a group that could only be created in the postmodern mash up of the 21st century!

Kunk is essential, coming from the marrow of Dope Body. While laying tracks for LIFER, they were prepared, ready to go, with the material in their grip, held under their hands with tension.... (read more)

Artists in this story: Dope Body

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TALL TALES OF TOUR: FAUN FABLES HIT THE ROAD

posted June 3rd, 2015

Open your doors, unlock your windows and let the vibrant collection of songs and sounds from Faun Fables in! Dawn McCarthy's song-telling machine, along with her longtime collaborator Nils Frykdahl and their convoy of young whippersnappers, is ready to embark on a short tour across the U.S.! Faun Fables are renowned for their swirling fusion of music, theater and the astute playfulness of their live shows, the essence of which explode on such classic recordings as Family Album and Light Of A Vaster Dark... (read more)

Artists in this story: Faun Fables

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FRESH SIGHTING! THE RETURN OF FLYING SAUCER ATTACK

posted June 2nd, 2015

Open youself to the idea of abduction! Flying Saucer Attack return to release Instrumentals 2015, their first album in 15 years on Friday the 17th of July 2015. Comprised of 15 fresh David Pearce solo guitar performances recorded in characteristically lo-fi manner at home, on tape and CD-R, Instrumentals 2015 is an album that will appeal both to FSA diehards and those wholly unfamiliar with the outfit's recorded output.

The 15 tracks on Instrumentals 2015 present an impressionistic narrative which transports the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Flying Saucer Attack

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DEAD RIDER BURN DOWN THE 'BAHN

posted May 29th, 2015

Enfants, kids and kinder alike! The coming summer has the makings for something distinctly scuzzy, don't it? The air is thick, humid and pollinated, and the ground rots with fresh road kill. It's no coincidence; Dead Rider have packed up ample ammunition, cleaned the motor, and stolen enough fuel for their war truck to make hay of the European tour circuit. Chills On Glass never sounded so sickly sweet as it does now with a 12-ish month under it's tautly-cinched belt, and the release of... (read more)

Artists in this story: Dead Rider

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NATURALLY BITCHIN' IMAGINATION EXPANSION

posted May 28th, 2015

Natural Information Society, like their partners in time Bitchin Bajas, live their days in flow motion. Rhythms come and go, instruments sound as a means to a greater end. Music is the way of their life. Their debut convergence, Automaginary, feels as natural as it does inevitable. Both groups were first heard in 2010, both emerging from solo endeavors that accessed a vastness, more room than a single player might ultimately fill - a place then for fellow travelers! Joshua Abrams,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bitchin Bajas, Natural Information Society

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GO ECSTATIC WITH HEXADIC: SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE PLAY UK, BELGIUM, HOLLAND

posted May 26th, 2015

Six Organs of Admittance waxed Hexadic on audiences all across America earlier this spring; now it's time to make it come alive Over There! Commencing June 10th, Ben Chasny and Co. make their Hexadic debut outside of North America, delivering some of the most intense(ly pleasing) Six Organs music ever constructed. Most of these dates will occur in the United Kingdom, book-ended by two indelibly special, first-of-their-kind (for 6OOA!) events. See, the newly released album, Hexadic, is one in which Six O utilized... (read more)

Artists in this story: Six Organs of Admittance

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BILL CALLAHAN DOES OPERA

posted May 22nd, 2015

We're always down here tootin' horns about the great artists in this fam, and dang to they do us proud with every little step! Sometimes those steps cross large stretches of the ocean, see, and that's when it all gets put into perspective! Take Mr. Have Fun with God himself, Bill Callahan for example: next week the man soars, Eagle-style, to the land down under for a very special engagement, performing live two nights at the Sydney Opera House. Whoa, nelly! Yeah, it's part... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan