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GLOBAL WARMING TREND (TO MUSIC BEING PLAYED OUTDOORS!)

posted July 14th, 2016

Sure, it's an annual thing - we shouldn't be suprised or otherwise, but didn't it seem like a long, cold, lonely spring? Well not anymore? Summer is finally, definitively here. No more days in the 70s with cool evenings - FINALLY, we can have that nice soggy 82 degrees at the (heat) stroke of midnight! Because this is the kind of weather that we humans love to stand outside in, in the beating hot sun for hours with hundreds (or thousands) of other sweaty people... (read more)

Artists in this story: Alasdair Roberts, Faun Fables, Joanna Newsom, Sir Richard Bishop, Scout Niblett, Ty Segall, Wand, Jessica Pratt, Cate Le Bon, Bitchin Bajas and Bonnie Prince Billy

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THE MUGGING WILL CONTINUE UNTIL MORALE IMPROVES

posted July 12th, 2016

Splashing straight onto your screen like an MS paint-fueled nightmare, “Californian Hills” is an animated adventure into the depths of Ty Segall’s demented pursuits! A thick album cut, still hot and fresh off the Emotional Mugger grill and DRIPPING with juice, “Californian Hills” burns through eyes and ears alike; thrusting the unwitting witnesses' senses through a chimerical journey. We're all invited to Sloppo’s birthday party, an extravagant affair…complete with clown! The video, directed by Meghan Tryon and Garrett Davis, is complete stimulus overload (photosensitive... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

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SPOTLIGHT ON HIGGINS

posted July 11th, 2016

Gary Higgins is back from the time-space continuum with not one, but TWO, upcoming live performances! Way back in 2005, Drag City introduced his 1974 psych-folk classic, the previously privately pressed Red Hash, to listeners around the world. The world has never been the same, as we were all acutely touched by Gary’s carefully-arranged, darkly utopian songs - songs that proved an inspiration for many, including some of our very own sons of darkness, like Six Organs of Admittance. Red Hash has... (read more)

Artists in this story: Gary Higgins

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SCOUTING THE GERMAN LANDSCAPE

posted July 8th, 2016

Flash! We've got a Scout Niblett landing on the continent! How fortuitous, German comrades, that you've been bounced from the Euro Cup and are now free to turn your attention to more important cultural matters without distraction! You see, Miss Niblett has the amulet with the cure for all loss, and she's bringing it straight to you in exclusive fashion! For three hot nights in early August, Scout brings it live and loud, charged and electric! If you prefer it in da club, she's got... (read more)

Artists in this story: Scout Niblett

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ALASDAIR ROBERTS VOTES TO LEAVE! (GLASGOW, IN ORDER TO TOUR THE REST OF THE UK)

posted July 7th, 2016

Citizens of the UK, it should go without saying that this is a time OF GREAT UNREST! And yet, with the fate of the world in the balance, we can't simply act as if it's still business as usual! Amidst the uncertainty, however, the levelheadedness of Scotland's finest son, Alasdair Roberts, REMAINS! And with an arresting arpeggio on the trusty six-string, he's sizing up the future and seizing the moment to settle his immediate surroundings with song! Naturally, we're talking about a few mini-runs through that recalcitrant fiefdom to the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Alasdair Roberts

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SOCCER CLUB CLUB PRESENTS RITA ACKERMANN'S JEZEBELS

posted July 5th, 2016

Soccer Club Club is proud to present an exhibition of Rita Ackermann in conjunction with the release of her book, Jezebels, on Drag City. The exhibition features prints from the forthcoming book and a large oil painting from Ackermann Brother painting series. The images of Jezebels were shot by Richard Kern staged after an Ackermann painting from 2002 "Restlessness and Angry Optimism". The photos were then used as artist's medium to complete the final stages of the images in the book.
 
On... (read more)

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PRESLEY COMES ALIVE!

posted June 30th, 2016

On the cover, a bare chest and bits of bodies sketched in jagged lines of black and white. Inside, in full calor, we find Tim Presley. The dark force behind White Fence steps into the solo light with The WiNK.
 
Tim's a man in a glass booth, grabbing at scraps of paper blown at his windscreen as if they were of the greatest value. They're actually of the ONLY value. The Presley guitar hand has a powerful, yet quicksilver touch,... (read more)

Artists in this story: White Fence, Cate Le Bon, Tim Presley

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KEEP YOUR HEAD BUT LOSE YOUR MIND WITH RANGDA LIVE

posted June 21st, 2016

Meticulous in their sweet 'n' sensual severity, the other-wordly group called Rangda are two weeks away from colliding in Europe for more touring off the back of their new album, The Heretic's Bargain! Why collide, you ask? We answer, because this band is comprised of three unique personalities who drop their acclaimed individual pursuits as Six Organs of Admittance, Sir Richard Bishop, and Chris Corsano (some people don't need to assume a name other than their own, ok?) to join together and... (read more)

Artists in this story: Rangda

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THE SUMMER OF FAUN!

posted June 16th, 2016

Dawn McCarthy and Nils Frykdahl have returned with a powerful album expressing their passion for song, dance, theatre and all manner of folklore (plus a daily regimen of yodeling)! The mythic shadows of home and hearth, permeated with the warmth of friends and family, make Born of the Sun a breath of fresh and vibrant life-air in these times of turbulence and anxiety. Sparkling with the exuberance, wonder and playfulness that Faun Fables are best known for, Born of the Sun is the essence of... (read more)

Artists in this story: Faun Fables

THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER!! JUNE 2016

posted June 14th, 2016

SPEED OF SOUND

Suddenly, it’s summer chill-time and we’re still kicking it extra-hard, but not so hard that you’ll ever notice. We’ve learned that you don’t get to 50 whole years of being a record label by making headlines every ding-dang quarter! For instance: now. Drag City’s in a stretch where we only have a couple new releases over a three month period! Good thing they’re both GREAT. For every Carly Simon, a David Ackles (as Elektra Records might... (read more)