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FLAC ATTACK! THE JIM O'ROURKE FLAC'ATALOG IS HERE!

posted May 5th, 2015

There's so much that comes to mind when we think of Jim O'Rourke's music! It brings to mind such heroic images as deep and wide analog soundstages, the durability of physical formats like LP and CD, and the all-round weakness and fallibility of the digital music-sphere! For decades, as digital has empirically ascended the gastro-body of our international music gen-pop and burrowed itself, hearing aid-style, adjacent to the ear-bud canal, O'Rourke fans everywhere have held their breath in anticipation of a file with the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Jim O'Rourke

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SINGER'S GRAVE A SEA OF TONGUES: AN EXPLORATION INTO THE HEART OF MATTER

posted May 1st, 2015

In September of 2014, the world was ushered into Bonnie "Prince' Billy's magnificent album, Singer's Grave a Sea of Tongues.While this new record was absorbed and adored by fans and critics alike, we couldn't help but notice that something was missing from the conversation, something that not even the most astute punter and/or journalist seemed to decipher and/or fully explicate. It involves weird science; issues with wormholes and historical contexts, and thus, a video has been prepared and is now being provided, featuring... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy

THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER! APRIL 2015

posted April 30th, 2015

TO THE NEVER ENDING WORLD

Demon! Beast! We fear you going away - but in the meantime, when will you leave? Maybe we don't even CARE what we’ll stand on if you're not there. But......ffffffffffffffffff.....until then, we're here. You're here. The world exists. With its billions. We're not a world-denier. There are many facts and truths and commonly-held beliefs, many pleasant realities that we're ready to argue over. There are totally things that we know better about than everyone else out... (read more)

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SADIER SUMMITS THE TOUR CIRCUIT

posted April 24th, 2015

Something Shines is still fresh on everybody's turntable, it's pop sensibilities enmeshed with over- and under-tones of love, politics, and the nature of being. Laetitia Sadier delivers melody with such effortless tranquility, the subject, regardless of poignancy, is scrumptiously digestible and fit for any snack or meal. As ever, excessive spins lead to longing for live engagement,  so why shouldn't the Something Shines tour continue? While America cries for more Laetitia live dates (only one provided in recent memory - satiating the locals of Minneapolis),... (read more)

Artists in this story: Laetitia Sadier

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SIR RICHARD BISHOP MATES KING(DOM) AND CONTINENT!

posted April 21st, 2015

Sir Richard Bishop has been on the road for weeks now, rippling waves of guitar freedom outward and into the ear-chasms of human beings (and likely some extra-terrestrials among us - you know who you are) across these United States like his hair's ablaze! With fresh copies of Tangier Sessions (fire retardant, of course) flying from the merch table, Sir Rick takes no prisoners in the club, leaving even the most casual listener bedazzled by what critics have called his "jewel-like solo guitar virtuosity." All... (read more)

Artists in this story: Sir Richard Bishop

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SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE & ELISA AMBROGIO TOUR SET TO BLOW NEXT WEEK!

posted April 16th, 2015

Earlier this month we announced with great excitements that in addition to the KILLER musical mindfuck of an album that is Hexadic, Ben Chasny has been working on a book based on the very system that birthed his masterpiece of strategic chaos! His book, entitled The Hexadic System, is not simply a manual; it touches on the legacies of ritual magic, combinatorial thinking and  the science of music using algorithmic patterns! Now this is all thrilling for you intellectual types, but what of... (read more)

Artists in this story: Six Organs of Admittance, Six Organs of Admittance, Elisa Ambrogio

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QUIVERING FOR ARNOLD DREYBLATT'S NODAL EXCITATION ON LP!

posted April 15th, 2015

New York, early 80's, very early. Studio 54 is hosted by a hologram, the Mudd Club is already an institution, and The Clash's first appearance in New York is in a giant casino, with a full-sized Zeppelin at the door. Not exactly a receptive pond for the next wave of adventurous music. Some names did pop up, harkening to a past of lofts and all-night concert events. In the late 60s and early 70s, Philip Glass, Tony Conrad, along with John Cale and LaMonte Young,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Arnold Dreyblatt

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VISUALIZING THE SILENCE TREATMENT

posted April 14th, 2015

Don't let their name mislead; Masaki Batoh's new band The Silence is anything but silent! Perhaps they're named as such because they leave the listener speechless from the seamless weight of sound coming forth from their new, self-titled LP? Their music is an ambitious, effortless integration of psychedelic rock excitements from a combination of eras and sounds, all marching forward bedecked in fresh, new 21st century raiment via all-analog recording techniques! We all know seeing is believing, so go ahead and watch the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Masaki Batoh, The Silence

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UNCOMPLICATED COMPOSITIONS: JIM O'ROURKE ANNOUNCES A NEW ALBUM!

posted April 10th, 2015

2015, and the silence has been broken with Simple Songs. Jim O'Rourke is ready to talk to you again. First, he wants you to know he's not dead-yet. But you're not, either-and really, what have you done lately? Certainly not made your first pop album since 2001-and even if you had, it probably wasn't any good. Meanwhile Simple Songs is more than just a first of anything since whenever! It's an amazing record of musical song entertainment-because Jim O'Rourke knows what he wants and... (read more)

Artists in this story: Jim O'Rourke

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PRATTLING ON: JESSICA PRATT IS ON TOUR!

posted April 7th, 2015

With temperatures finally rising up around the country, Spring is in the air and love is all around us! East coast, celebrate! NO, not because of the nice weather - how long will THAT last, Massachusetts? It'll snow again, you miserable SLOBS - it's only the first full week of April! Even if it doesn't, it'll soon be humid as a dog's balls, and you know what THAT tastes like, Philly!

Nah! The REAL reason to lift your arms to the sun, the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Jessica Pratt