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DAWN MCCARTHY & BONNIE 'PRINCE' BILLY DELIVER WHAT THE BROTHERS SANG

posted February 6th, 2013

February 19th is fast approaching! So it's now or never for you to take an exclusive look at the making of Dawn McCarthy and Bonnie 'Prince' Billy's sweet, full-length Everly Brothers covers odyssey, What The Brothers Sang. Shot by Lara Miranda during the album's Nashville recording sessions (produced by David Ferguson at Butcher Shop Studio in McCreary County, KY), the footage provides bite-sized, behind-the-scenes glimpses into the languid, affecting, at times humorous, yet mostly downright spiritual creation of an extremely special album.

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Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Faun Fables, Dawn McCarthy & Bonny Billy

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SADIER SILENCIO ON THE GO

posted February 5th, 2013

Hey man, the life of a record extends well beyond its release, you know? And since we're still haunted by and jamming on the sounds of Silencio, last year's long playing classique from Laetitia Sadier, it's quite possible that you should, too! But don't jump off the bridge strictly on our account; instead, imagine the vast and varied areas of the world that have yet to take fresh and full stock in Sadier's sounds! The chantuese moderne takes her songs and dance... (read more)

Artists in this story: Stereolab, Laetitia Sadier

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A BOOK OF WORKS FROM A KIND OLDHAM MIND

posted February 1st, 2013

Joanne Oldham has worked primarily in the graphics arts field over the years, and many of her painted and collaged visuals have appeared in the art of some of our favorite Bonnie 'Prince' Billy album jackets, liners and posters - perhaps you remember the quiet beauty that is Lie Down In The Light? How about the Cairo Gang-collaborative wash of 'verb surrounding Wondershow Of The World? Yep, both bear the mark of Mrs. Oldham. She's been doing this for some time... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy

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TYING UP LOOSE ENDS ON THE AIRWAVES

posted February 1st, 2013

Ty Segall tours are planned with thoughtful care, nurturing demographics with blade-sharp calculation and deep, sage wisdom. Hungry fans, sales, and media coverage are all considered and compiled in a collective hive mind telepathically shooting pins onto the map - a Nate Silver approach to rock n' roll touring that's never been known to fail. However, there are boundaries outside the lines, where one aspect of the equation may prevent a deserving city from experiencing Ty Segall live. Perhaps you dwell in one of these... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER! JANUARY 2013!!

posted January 28th, 2013

THE EVA-4-ZAGGIN FIRST

First of what? It’s actually year twenty-four in the life of Drag City, but you gotta start a new year somewhere, we’re told. YAWN. Even if you're a late starter and a late bloomer and you just got your first pubes when you hit 40, you have to! You can't help it if you thought old women were molesting you up until then - after all, what did you know - you were in your terrible twenties when it was happening... (read more)

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RISING TO THE PLAIN WHERE THE PALACE STOOD

posted January 22nd, 2013

Moving eccentrically forward from the straight-ahead hardcore punk of Squirrel Bait (after all, he was a wizened eighteen years old when SB called it a day) David Grubbs increasingly infused his songcraft with an experimental strain, culminating in the discography of Gastr del Sol, who drew widespread interest with the ways in which they combined so-called "songs" with experimental music. Participating in the reinvigorated Red Krayola during this time exposed David to the formative (so-called!) tutelage of Mayo Thompson as well. But after the... (read more)

Artists in this story: The Red Krayola, Mayo Thompson, Squirrel Bait, Gastr del Sol, David Grubbs

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WATCH THIS PURLING PREVIEW!

posted January 21st, 2013

We know you're hungry for a sneak peek at the latest and greatest batch of jams from Philly's Purling Hiss- Water On Mars, they call it- and the dudes are apt to abide, mash-up style! Watch the thing, but watch out for yourself: crushed together, these tough tunes are likely to open a gateway of sorts from your cerebral noggin to an atmosphere removed of oxygen and air as we know it. So inhale deeply and prepare to hold it, while digging the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Purling Hiss

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RANGDA HEADS WEST, TERRORIZES COAST

posted January 18th, 2013

Rangda, the epochally shreddy trio comprised of equal parts Sir Richard Bishop, Ben Chasny, and Chris Corsano, are all set to take their burning head show on the road this very February in support of their still-new 2012 album, Formerly Extinct! If you haven't exposed yourself to it, you should! Freshfangled and shrouded by ancestral awakenings, Formerly Extinct's lean n' mean, child-eating-machine approach to songs bores deep into the layers of consciousness to divine meeting. With a taste for... (read more)

Artists in this story: Six Organs of Admittance, Sir Richard Bishop, Rangda

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FADE TO BLUE INSIDE THE OPIUM DEN

posted January 17th, 2013

Jeez, Blues Control's done toured steadily--performing in all eight known corners of the world (and a few that haven't been publicly acknowledged yet) -- but while they've worked to continue their face-to-face relationship with the finite many, they've shared a number of transcendent visions for the endless eyes that watch in the privacy of their own pods, with videos for tracks including “Love’s A Rondo” and “Walking Robin” (not to mention stopping by Drag City for a sweaty Drag City Limits steam room session... (read more)

Artists in this story: Blues Control

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THANK TY FOR SINNERS!

posted January 15th, 2013

Last year, Ty Segall released three full-length albums, sold out countless shows around the globe (or maybe we're just bad at counting - what comes after fifteen again, infinity?), and made his late night television debut on CONAN in October followed up by a performance on the Late Show With David Letterman in November. After all the votes were cast and ballots counted, truth was triumphant to find Ty crouched upon a pile of year-end praise-carnage for his solo album, Twins (out now on Drag... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall, Ty Segall & White Fence