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SCREENING THE APOCALYPSE

posted August 8th, 2012

Apocalypse! First it was biblical - but in today's niche-ridden micro-society, it was inevitable that it came down to the realm of semi-everyday people at the least - and last year, Apocalypse. Songwriter and entertainer Bill Callahan made it all about him (or better yet - his "characters") on 2011's best-selling, award-winning album of the same name. Now, Apocalypse goes to the movies, with a special concert film that walks like a tour movie! A cinematiste by habit, Bill hung around the editing... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan

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REVERSING THE OM TOUR POLARITY

posted August 6th, 2012

In one of Retrograde's vilest cruelties, a non-life-threatening personal injury (hard to play drums with a broken arm) has forced OM's recently announced USA tour, originally set for August, to be postponed. Epically SAD! Thankfully, we at Drag City can once again turn our nation's eyes to Europe, whose citizens will get another crack (sorry, Emil!) at vibe-ing in with OM yet again before our American-assed collective mind. Either way, OMbres world-wide get a collective chant or three for snatching up seemingly every... (read more)

Artists in this story: OM

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SADIER RULES THE GAME

posted August 3rd, 2012

Really, what is "The Rule of The Game?" In these tense times of global conflict coupled with the insurgence of millisecond attention spans based on media over-saturation and electronic device-dependence, could the rule be more of a release? Silencio was released to the world last week, and here we are with the first video single from it, directed by Marie Merlet (of Monade), "The Rule of The Game." A visual counterpoint to the lyrics of the song, it was filmed on... (read more)

Artists in this story: Laetitia Sadier

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ONE THOUSAND BIRDS PREP FOR ASCENT

posted August 2nd, 2012

Ascent comes but once this year- August 21st, man! That's when the new Six Organs of Admittance LP lands on the racks, intercepting your ears and mind. Album track "Waswasa"'s been buzzing around for months now, it's not-so-secret satanic sounds blown out with abandon. It's merely one example of Chasny's vision, one that can be traced to his mind-forward realization of an epic, science-fantastic trip involving humans in space and the combination of fallibility and cold fate that our lives mean in the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Six Organs of Admittance

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WOO ARE YOU

posted July 31st, 2012

Woo, who?! Woo! Woo! The musical climate blaze of 2012 reminds us of a friendlier time, the late 1980s, one in which Woo were able to create relaxing and mysterious mood music with electronically treated acoustic instruments without pretension. Not to say that Woo are precious, in any way- far from it, in fact! No, but the music they've inspired often seems to come with an air of precious pretension about it, as if to say these newbies with their toys are... (read more)

Artists in this story: Woo

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LOADING THE DIGITAL CANNON WITH BONNIE 'PRINCE' PALACE SONGS

posted July 27th, 2012

The creative Oldham husk lives on into the infinite and all knowing digital age, well beyond the disintegration of it's healthy bod-vessel and corpse alike, with the advent of downloadable (for a fee, no handouts, ya bum!) Palace and Bonnie 'Prince' Billy hot commodities. For the first time ever, you and your blob can fit "Hope" (outta muthafukin print on CD, the other digital format), Lost Blues & Other Sings, "Happy Child", Summer in The Southeast, and the elusive (and... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy

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'NUTHA VIDEO HARVESTED FROM VALLEY TANGENTS

posted July 26th, 2012

Look it, there's a new Blues Control viddy! Hell yes, wouldn'tcha know it, just in time for their tourin' scene. “Walking Robin,” they call it. No kiddin', that's a song offa that new rekkid we all at Drag City put out, called, Valley Tangents! Legend is, the video was directed by French filmmaker/artist Clémence Hébert and filmed on Tunø, a small Danish island in the Kattegat Sea, during Midsummer Day. We happily gots a midsummin' to show you, then! Hébert captured footage of the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Blues Control

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WHEREVER THEY MAY OM

posted July 23rd, 2012

OMbres, let's hear it for these Advaitic Songs! The big double LPs (produced at 45 RPM for maximum bass frequencies) and CDs shipped out across the planet last week, deeply thumping your friendly record shop with low tones and chanting moans sure to make it rain on this global drought we call summer. If this is news to you and your internet, hop on over to the Drag City shopping network to grab a copy! Meanwhile, outside your cool, darkened bedroom, OM celebrate... (read more)

Artists in this story: OM

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ART PARTYING AT SOCCER CLUB CLUB

posted July 18th, 2012

Another party's just over, for all you unawares - we're done cleaning up and damn it looks good... good enough to party s'more! So come on, puhleeze join us for our current exhibition's closing reception and performance on July 24th from 7-10pm, at our very own Soccer Club Club! No, that ain't no typo, Limpia, the first solo exhibition from Lisa Alvarado in Chicago, featuring process-based paintings that recall rituals of folk healing and remnants of psychic artifact (interweaving pattern and decay, natch)... (read more)

Artists in this story: Drag City

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SEVEN NEW INCHES FROM SIX ORGANS

posted July 18th, 2012

Lost tunes from a secret room at The Parsonage, we've got seven inches of Six Organs of Admittance. The mega-band Six Organs of Admittance, bro! This ain't your papa's School of the Flower, no! The "Parsons' Blues" 7" is made up of apocalyptic stop and stammer, garbled and atmosphere-choked like a graboid from hell, right through your helmet. Perhaps an early warning sign for something bigger? That is, bigger than Ben Chasny as new OTO president? Wow, nothing gets by you, the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Six Organs of Admittance