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LAETITIA SADIER KEEPS THE GLOBE TURNING

posted April 2nd, 2013

Silencio is yours and ours to keep, OK? Truth out loud, Laetitia Sadier's got a bunch of things to say, despite the title of her latest album. That's why the Silencio tour continues so far and wide, across 3 major continents. It all began in North America last fall, when Laetitia performed complete with band in all the major and minor markets of these socioeconomically challenged United States. Things got realer as she then winged on over to London, gave it to the Queen,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Laetitia Sadier

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BATOH HITS THE U.S. HIGHWAYS WITH BRAIN PULSE MACHINE MUSIC

posted April 1st, 2013

Brain Pulse Music, Maski Batoh's requiem album for Japan and their struggle with the Great East Earthquake and resulting tsunami, utilizes not only traditional Japanese instruments but also a new one of Batoh's own creation: the Brain Pulse Music Machine. It's the mind's music in practice - not the compositional mind, instructing pen to paper or finger to fret - rather, it's the amplified frequencies of the Alpha, Theta and Delta waves of the mind, transmitted from diodes on a head... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ghost, Masaki Batoh, Sweet & Honey

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DAWN & BONNE BREATHE DEEP, WESTERN AIR AND BLOW IT BACK OUT AS SONG

posted March 29th, 2013

It's nearly April and we ain't foolin' - What The Brothers Sang is fully blooming! Dawn McCarthy & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy's live USA dates, where they're sure to play some of these songs, don't kick in until mid-July, but that don't matter; there's plenty of pre-tour fun to be had, and wherever fun's ripe for having, Bonne and Dawn are there pluck it straight from the tree for sweet little nibbles and big juicy bites. So look out for your lemons, all you Bay... (read more)

Artists in this story: Dawn McCarthy & Bonny Billy

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KEEP GAZING AT THE EYE OF THE ENSEMBLE PEARL - POSTER EDITION!

posted March 28th, 2013

The earth's melted, unfrozen from the core outwards. Scientists believed the source to be underneath our current terraform, but in truth it was borne from the trans-continental reaches of Ensemble Pearl. You've streamed their offering, falling prey to subliminal urges (and totally liminal ones, too!) to purchase a real, tangible copy of their mass melting, self-titled album. And in your hand, looking at it, LP or CD jacket radiating, you've fallen in love with the album's gatefold artwork. How do you obtain such... (read more)

Artists in this story: Baim & Lazar, Ensemble Pearl

THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER MARCH 2013!!!!

posted March 27th, 2013

ONE WEEK LATER

What is this – we’re all still here? Society and civilization at large didn’t boil over and spontaneously reset theyself? It just doesn’t make sense, people. One week ago today, Drag City dropped a motherfucker of new releases that we felt had mega-devastational hydro-bubonic capabilities. Culturally speaking, that is. Of course, we’re not scientists here – unless you count the science of music, which we do – and according to our calculations, a compound of fizzy and syrupy organic cola (Ensemble... (read more)

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OM RUMBLE DOWN UNDER, TRANSFORM ADVAITIC SONG TO DUBPLATE VIA ALPHA & OMEGA

posted March 26th, 2013

Just as OM's Advaitic Songs achieved a level of composition that was impossible to foresee, it might come as a surprise to hear that they handed over the track 'Addis' from their most recent long player for a dubplate reworking from UK roots and dub legends Alpha & Omega. Then again, given OM's longstanding mantra when it comes to creating bass-heavy and sensually rhythmic songs, perhaps it should not. The Addis Dubplate emerged from other vibrational dimensions to ours on... (read more)

Artists in this story: OM

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DAVID GRUBBS HUGS PARIS BEFORE REACHING HIS LOVE OVER THE WHOLE OF EUROPE!

posted March 21st, 2013

While we Chicago heads try and fail to tame March's wild lion, David Grubbs is one full step ahead of the calendar with The Plain Where The Palace Stood set to drop on the 16th of April. Cultured man that he be, Professor Grubbs love a jaunt through Europe every opportunity he gets - and what better opportunity than those presented by the release of such a rockingly erudite LP of songs and meditations, a track of which is available for free listenin' here on... (read more)

Artists in this story: David Grubbs, Belfi / Grubbs / Pilia

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SIC MIKE DONOVAN ART SHOW, WOT?

posted March 21st, 2013

Anticipating the parallel track of a solo existence rolling next to the formidable bahn of Sic Alps, singer Mike Donovan's got an l'art event under his own pre-Sic name way out in the un-cozy confines of SFCA coming up in just a minute here. Of course, the Bay area is stomping-grounds for Sic Alps and all who travel with 'em, so the photos and drawings that Mike's got on display will likely resonate with the stoners, junkies and dropouts (as well as... (read more)

Artists in this story: Sic Alps

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GET SOLEMNS WITH BONNY AND THE MARQUIS!

posted March 19th, 2013

It's been a long road through time and other things from "Get On Jolly" to "Solemns," but suffice to say, thirteen and some increasingly endless years later, the Bonnie 'Prince' and the Marquis de Tren have not only sat down for another royal audience with each other, but have also several reports from their sessions to share with all of us.

That their paths managed to converge after all this long was both incredible and yet inevitable - after all, the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Mick Turner, Tren Brothers, Bonnie "Prince" Billy & Marquis de Tren, Dirty Three

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KORINE-ING TOWARDS THE SPRING BREAKING POINT

posted March 18th, 2013

Face it, for all the green types out there obsessed with minimizing their carbon footies, there's at least two more born every minute whose interests lie with collecting as much carbon as possible! We like these people, because they remind us of us, and that's always a good experience. In addition to collecting paper and plastic and other entertaining stuff that's guaranteed to clog the planet's drains in the end (but in the meantime, is awesomely enjoyable, and isn't going anywhere near the drain anytime... (read more)

Artists in this story: Harmony Korine