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N.E.W. DEATH FOR THE WHOLE WORLD TO HEAR!

posted February 6th, 2015

Since the discovery of Death in 2008 and the release of the archival LP ...For The Whole World To See, the story has been often told: three African-American brothers: David, Dannis and Bobby Hackney, tapped into the surging energy of their hometown rock-and-roll scene (mid-70s Detroit) to produce a style and a set of songs that, while completely unappreciated in their day, proved later to be a powerful missing link in the evolution of punk rock.

It's been an EPIC... (read more)

Artists in this story: Death

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A FEAST ON YOUR EYES: ALASDAIR ROBERTS DROPS VID FOR "IN DISPRAISE OF HUNGER"

posted February 6th, 2015

 Alasdair Roberts' new self-titled album made it's way into the world just last week, moving with a sense of humility, of gravity and of confidence, which is where the best music comes from; naturally, instinctively and as needed. Evident upon listening is the sound of fulfillment in the Scottish singer's performance, his ability to create striking songs with the concise plucking of strings and very little else. The world is not always right, fate may not often be kind, but Alasdair is full... (read more)

Artists in this story: Alasdair Roberts

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BREATHE DEEPLY AND EXHALE "LEMON IRO NO CANNABIS" WITH THE SILENCE!

posted February 3rd, 2015

Time is a mystery - whether it's passing you by or carryin' ya along, it's up to The Silence to conquer its enigmatic path! On first listen, it's as if The Silence, led by former Ghost front-man, Masaki Batoh, has transported us to a different time-- one in which the existence of auto tune and digital music have yet to be imagined! Analog, 24-track studios, tape - all touchstones for Batoh, and essential to the sound of The Silence. As these... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ghost, The Silence

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FM ST. JUDE'S APOCALYPSE NOW

posted January 30th, 2015

My sweet lord, do we have a discovery for yer heads out there far and wide!  Not long after the resurrection of the singular glam/genius platter intentionally known as Here Am I, a dark and mystic carrion pigeon touched down on our window still.  It flew at the bidding of cult icon/living legend Frederick Michael St. Jude, hipping us to another piece of his late 20th-century Ren-Man puzzle in but two words: GANG WAR.  Whuh?  Yuh! GANG WAR.  Derived from a... (read more)

Artists in this story: Frederick Michael St. Jude

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SIX ORGANS PREP TOUR, DIVULGE THE HEXADIC SYSTEM VIA RADIO WAVES

posted January 28th, 2015

Six Organs of Admittance seldom provides the expected. Rather, it's safest to expect a deviation from all previous encounters whenever discussing a new album from Ben Chasny's blast of a band. Slight of hand, a prankster? Not all the time. Perhaps not even that often - dude is straight up with what he's doing, he just has the ability to cut it at such a rate, and with careful tangent that it blurs in the common eye. And sometimes, it's just that his gnarly... (read more)

Artists in this story: Six Organs of Admittance

THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER! JANUARY 2015

posted January 27th, 2015

Good - another new year! We follow the old Roman calendar, just like you, just like the good children of imperialists that we are. It matters to us that when you turn the page into 2015, you find a whole world that's good. Lest you doubt our intentions – don't worry, they are FAR from altruistic –  we hope you find a whole world that's good BECAUSE of (and filled with) Drag City records of all kinds! If we're not in the mix, fuck... (read more)

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ALASDAIR ROBERTS DISSES PRAISE OF HUNGER! ALBUM RELEASE IMMINENT

posted January 23rd, 2015

Scottish traditional singer Alasdair Roberts' new self-titled album is will be unveiled on Tuesday, January 27th, but as those few days might very well mark a time between feast and famine - and since we prefer that no fans of modern folk music die on our watch- a second preview track from the record was premiered earlier this week on NPR!

While it may be a bit late to celebrate the Harvest moon, "In Dispraise of Hunger" provides bountiful... (read more)

Artists in this story: Alasdair Roberts

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STORY TIME WITH SIR RICHARD BISHOP: REVEALING THE MYSTERIES OF TANGIER SESSIONS!

posted January 21st, 2015

From the mind (and hands!) of one of the most brilliant guitar players of any generation, Sir Richard Bishop, comes the excellent Tangier Sessions! Yeah, February 17th sees the release of Bishop's newest album, finely and finally delivered to the fervent hands of noble devotees everywhere! SRB's wide ranging, maxi-cultural influences are on full display within Tangier Sessions' outwardly expanding compositions, delivering unparalleled depth of sound from within the comforting confines of a six-string. Oh, but what a six-string! This... (read more)

Artists in this story: Sir Richard Bishop

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BONNIE 'PRINCE' BILLY BLINDFOLDED AND BEAUTIFUL IN THE VIDEO FOR BLINDLESSNESS!

posted January 20th, 2015

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy continues his endless march to the Singer's Grave with a third single from last fall's classic career highlight, Singer's Grave a Sea of Tongues, in which the same material that had been gathered to build 2011's Wolfroy Goes To Town was used, in a different time and under different circumstances, to make a different record, allowing the songs to impact in new ways upon the singers and the players - and, in time, our listening ears and restless minds.

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Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Will Oldham

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VOYAGES TO PROVE THAT THE WORLD IS PRATT

posted January 15th, 2015

She's just returned from the land down under, Vegemite sandy left behind in customs. Jessica Pratt's back home in LA but the reports from OZ are phenomenal - punters were utterly floored, the shows were SO kinetic! Now as anticipation reaches an all-time high for the release of On Your Own Love Again (January 27, folks! Let that breath out, you'll live to hear the record!), we're straight-chuffed to announce Jessica's next grape escapes - A) up and down the West Coast of... (read more)

Artists in this story: Jessica Pratt