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ARTIST PROOF IN THE PUDDING

posted January 11th, 2013

With a brand new year upon us, we're giddy to the max - becuz it's possible 2013's new and re-ish'd releases will slay as hard- and steam with as much heat- as those we released in 2012! 'Man, last year was the shit, and the Lawd knows it'll be tough to beat; those releases were meant to rest lodged in your ear, forever playing, the last things you'd ever hear while the fire-waters of apocalypse engulf us all! Which of course, they didn't - and... (read more)

Artists in this story: Mayo Thompson, Gary Higgins, Mark Fosson, Mickey Newbury, Chris Darrow

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OM SLAYS / BISHOP PLAYS

posted January 9th, 2013

Wake up, Amercia! And fall into step with OM, who've graciously baked themselves awake, smack dub in the middle of our wintery season to vibrate good news through us to you: it's metta tour time, Advaitic Songs-style, US round 2! Shouldn't come as a surprise, really - what's a heady bunch of bros to do when things get cold, dark and spooky besides cram in the van and blaze (trails, man. Trails.) their way across the western states? It's only natural, that. Just... (read more)

Artists in this story: Sir Richard Bishop, OM

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COME ON... A LITTLE CLOSER... YES! SQUIRREL BAIT!

posted January 7th, 2013

Louisville's been a pipe-line of pure hot bed (hot bed of pure pipe-line?) for Drag City singers and songs and sounds for dang near decades now, some of which we've even resurrected from a time prior to our own birth (These two hands... our clay children!)! One such band bore the likes of long time DC artist-in-residence David Grubbs, as well as the the Palace-collabing and Slint foundling bros, Brian McMahon and Britt Walford (along with the man called M, "Papa... (read more)

Artists in this story: Squirrel Bait, David Grubbs, Papa M, PAJO

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SEGALL SAILS ACROSS AMERICA TO BOLSTER THE RETURN OF MAN, 2013

posted January 4th, 2013

It's 2013, congratulations! You survived the survivalists, the rhetoric of human beings convinced the end what imminent. Now, having rested through the holy day season, we're all back at the beginning of time and wonderment, kicking off the touring season. Who better to bring it on than this guy, Ty Segall? Twins landed itself on all the best of the best of the year polls, hands down conquering (and befriending) it's mates and peers, head and shoulders above. The Hair collab with White Fence... (read more)

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

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ROLLING FORTH THE STONE

posted January 3rd, 2013

Let the trumpets blare! Ring thy balalaikas, or whatever the most lute-like device in your chest of instruments may be! It is time once again for our man from the north country to sing his piece. Alasdair Roberts is back on record, and as is his wont these days, he's brought friends to the table. A Wonder Working Stone is his new solo album - but in truth, Alasdair Roberts is never alone. His records are about many, many things - but at their heart,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Alasdair Roberts

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NOT THE END, FROM THE BEGINNING

posted December 21st, 2012

December 21st, and what a relief! All the buildup to the Sun's alignment with the center of our galaxy, directly blocking the Milky Way's energy pull on our dear planet, seemed to come and go without perforating the ozone or otherwise obstructing production down here, within the mile-deep, steel-enforced bunker of Drag City HMFQ. How's the air up there, surfacelings? Fouled? Throat-burning? Infused with flood-water? Well don't worry - we're still here, and we can only hope that you are too - because even though... (read more)

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EYE THE ENSEMBLE PEARL

posted December 20th, 2012

If the world doesn't end this year, it's sure to th' next annum around - if only because of the apocalyptic plans of yer pals 'n gals here at DC Centric. Like, for instance, check it out - come March, the light of day will be ready to shine upon the debut recordings made by Ensemble Pearl, which will surely bring the rain and the wind and the breaking of tectonic plates all over, under and around the planet too. Cosmic heavy amplified rock... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ensemble Pearl

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HARK! DC HAS THINGS TO PURCHASE FOR HOLIDAY GIFTING!

posted December 17th, 2012

Buh...whuh? Hey, wait a...calendar...Christmas! If you're like us, it's time to start shopping for holidayz, gang! And given that the Drag City elves (orcs, atchully) are a-working around the clock (by available light, natch) for the next five days, you can still order at least one of our thousands of available items through Friday and maybe even receive it before the new year! Now, Holidayz is a special time of year for lots of different people for lots of different reasons - so why not... (read more)

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DRAG CITY LIMITS PRESENTS: BLUES CONTROL

posted December 14th, 2012

December may be nature's way of telling us, 'soon we'll freeze,' but fear not - Blues Control continue to bring the heat and the light to you throughout the winter! "Fresh" off a tour with Six Organs of Admittance to close out the year of our Mayan calendar, 2012, the do-oh are set to hit the road again over on the other side - 2013 (yes, it is happening)- supporting their socks-knocked-offering Valley Tangents album through January, February and March across these ol' United States... (read more)

Artists in this story: Blues Control

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BATHING IN WATER ON MARS WITH PURLING HISS

posted December 12th, 2012

It takes balls to let Purling Hiss get in your face- their records are a half-corroded, screaming roar of high-end guitars crushed together, obliterating vocals and drums with their singular assault. Well, if you've got balls, get ready to swing 'em! With Water On Mars, Purling Hiss have broken out of the basement, run through the bedroom and are now loose, out in the streets, blasting one of the great guitar albums in the past couple minutes. Yes, Water On Mars, from the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Purling Hiss