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DOPE BODY COME BACK TO THE FRONT WITH LIFER!

posted July 23rd, 2014

Have you ever been punched in the face while dancing ecstatically but the person who hit you ALSO seemed be dancing and loving it but you couldn't really tell? If you’ve been in the front row at a Dope Body show – or the back row or somewhere in the middle for that matter – it’s a distinct possibility. The Baltimore quartet has built a reputationfor delivering intense live performances. Off the back of their 2012 release for Drag City, Natural History, the band... (read more)

Artists in this story: Dope Body

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HAPPY RECORD STORE DAY! LOVE, DRAG CITY

posted July 21st, 2014

As record stores go, so goes Drag City – and since we’ve been around for the last 25 years, clearly record stores have been doing something right! So we are very pleased to present you with special editions of three of Drag City’s earliest singles for a special Record Store Day of your own choosing. Three titles that changed the world! Our world, that is. DC1 - the one that almost ended it all before it really started! Any venture with Royal Trux was a... (read more)

Artists in this story: Royal Trux, Pavement, Alastair Galbraith, Peter Jefferies, The Dead C.

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OH, DISMAY! NEIL HAMBURGER'S ENDLESS ROLL

posted July 18th, 2014

Zoinks, has it really been 4 years since the last Neil Hamburger LP? I guess these days, the world's "hardest working" funnyman works hard at building anticipation in addition to touring the world over, cos we're all a-salivatin' for the release of First of Dismay! And to help you get in the mood, we're sharing the video for the album's first single, "Endless Roll," which debuted on Adult Swim earlier this week! "Endless Roll" takes aim at a certain signature trash bag and features... (read more)

Artists in this story: Neil Hamburger

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THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW YOUNG

posted July 17th, 2014

We already introduced you to his music, now Drag City invites you into the home and mind of Matthew Young! A reissue of Young's 1981 New Age masterpiece, Recurring Dreams, is set to hit the shelves on July 22nd, courtesy of yours truly and Yoga Records. Detailed minds will recall, Drag City and Yoga teamed up to bring you Matthew Young's Traveler's Advisory back in the 2010. Recurring Dreams happens to be that album's precursor (the fabric of time wrinkles,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Matthew Young

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NO PICKETING: WHITE FENCE STREAMS NEW ALBUM ON NPR

posted July 16th, 2014

The Fence hits the streets next week! White Fence, to be precise, with their all-new, awesome-amazing album For The Recently Found Innocent on Tuesday, to be exact! But you don't have to feel shut in til then - the gates to White Fence have opened, and For The Recently Found Innocent is currently streaming on NPR! Yeps, Tim Presley's mysterious veil has momentarily lifted, giving all those with curious eyes and peeping sensibilities a clear view through the slats and fence-posts. Is... (read more)

Artists in this story: White Fence

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MAGIK MARKERS SURRENDER TO THE WEST COAST

posted July 14th, 2014

Pretties! Magik Markers are on the move, bringing sonic waves toward the oceanic waves of the Pacific, with blasting concept securely in place: portfolios taped to kits and guitars suggest strategic plans to kindly annihilate the ear-minds of each and every west coast head. Or as the Markers casually call it, a west coast tour! Things heat up this coming Saturday at Hemlock in the city of start-ups and sky-rocketing housing costs, San Francisco (c'mon hippies and weirdos, take back the neighborhood!) Of course, the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Magik Markers

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DAN'L BOONE EMBARKS ON NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

posted July 11th, 2014

Just like the rippin'est, roarin'est, fightin'est man the frontier ever knew, Dan'l Boone is destined to leave its mark in North America! The band will be traveling the midwest, east coast and even Canada...leaving each city with nothing but folk tales of terror in its wake. WHO IS DAN'L BOONE, you ask? Dan'l Boone is Charles Ballas (Formant), Neil Hagerty (Royal Trux, The Howling Hex, etc), Nate Young (Wolf Eyes, Regression etc) and Alex Moskos (Drainolith). If Twin Infinitives was a genre as... (read more)

Artists in this story: Dan'l Boone

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PURLING HISS EMERGE FROM RECORDING STUDIO WITH WEIRDON

posted July 10th, 2014

Full-tilt tunes, aggro riffs, feedback peals, stoned soul-searching pop turnarounds and magisterial portraits of the go-nowhere lifestyle in abstract... ding dong, you're correct: we are describing the sounds of Purling Hiss! But dig it, these adjectives most appropriately articulate Weirdon, the fully realized, forthcoming new album from Purling Hiss! Weirdon is a new-phase Purling Hiss album, using the songwriting and guitar style of Mike Polizze to come up with a quicksilver sound touched on only briefly on previous records.

If... (read more)

Artists in this story: Purling Hiss

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SOMETHING SHINES, IT'S THE NEW ALBUM BY LAETITIA SADIER!

posted July 8th, 2014

Laetitia Sadier’s new album has just been delivered, and it’s a joy! Something Shines took nine months to create, record, and mature: you know what that means, baby! New life….

Alternating between a riveting caress and an invigorating shake, the songs of Something Shines start from the Earth and tilt up towards the sky, before coming back down to the planet again. Taking it all in, Something Shines is also an exploration through Debord’s La Société du Spectacle, and how it is still... (read more)

Artists in this story: Laetitia Sadier

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STILL RIVERING, STILL DREAMING: BILL CALLAHAN TO HAVE FUN WITH EUROPE (SORRY, GOD!)

posted July 3rd, 2014

Like a river, the fluid Bill Callahan ebbs and flows and has a current all his own. Since the release of Dream River last fall, the man-dude has ridden arrows and small planes to Europe and back, criss-crossed the United States live the proverbial unlanding javelin, and made dub-sense out of his own material via Have Fun With God. And God, what fun we've all had! No one likes to end a party, especially not a swingin' cat like Callahan ("Beer, thank you"), who... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan