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COME ONE, COME ALL! LISTEN TO THE NEW ALASDAIR ROBERTS SONG "ARTLESS ONE"

posted November 18th, 2014

Hear ye! The crier's back in town, and he's changed his tune. At the dawning of this new day, "Come my love, my artless one," is what you hear gently on the air. This could only be the cry of Alasdair Roberts. As he wends the winding path of his every-evolving discography, Alasdair's traveling mostly solo this time - but the solo performances are augmented in passing moments. Listen to the effect on this marvelous preview track, "Artless One" - a... (read more)

Artists in this story: Alasdair Roberts

THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER! NOVEMBER 2014

posted November 18th, 2014

BORNE IN FLAMES

 (cracking knuckles)

Well….it’s just you and the royal We in here. Everyone else’s out – shopping? Now how is that possible? Every time you crack open a news-hub, there’s some piece about how nobody buys anything from shops anymore. Well, they don’t until someone throws them a party, anyway. So – “customers?” are bundling up to go somewhere they can get real value – you know, of the buy-one-get-one-free variety. Cookies with your purchase. And punch!... (read more)

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FRED ARMISEN DIPS INTO HOMETOWN HERO GRAB BAG ONCE MORE, WITH FEELING

posted November 14th, 2014

Fred Armisen's record collection runs, deep! How deep, you ask? Deep enough to find hidden gems we guarantee you've never heard before, as evidenced by the few obscure, regional hit singles we've been privy to properly release recently: Bjellend Brothers, or The Blue Jean Committee, for example. Like the solid, professional entertainer that he is, Armisen keeps coming back with fresh and exciting material for the Home Town Heroes series. The latest of which is a split single between LA-via-Columbus singer-songwriter, Joshua... (read more)

Artists in this story: Fred Armisen

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NO BIG TROUBLE GETTING BILL CALLAHAN TO CHINA... AND BEYOND, SAY!

posted November 13th, 2014

That Callahan man is always moving - sometimes in darkness, while we sleep, unnoticed - sometimes to and fro countries near and far... but all the way out to the Far East? Now that may just be a first! But how far is too far, really, when you're Bill Callahan? Whereever Bill Callahan surfaces, it's always news with a captial freakin' N! As in Not Nippon - not this time anyway! This set of sets just happens to be the type of Shanghai surprise... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan

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BONNIE AND TUSKS AND HOOVES, OH MY! CHECK THE VID FOR "NEW BLACK RICH (TUSKS)"!

posted November 12th, 2014

The newest single from Singer's Grave A Sea of Tongues is molten, set to burn like a classic torch song should-- in your ears and forever! On "New Black Rich (Tusks)," Bonnie 'Prince' Billy collaborated with longtime songwriting partner Bryan Rich to create the ardent ballad.  The mood of "New Black Rich (Tusks)" is circumspect at best compared to first single "Quail and Dumplings." Where "Quail" anticipated bright future, which salved for the hardness of the present times, the "New Black... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy

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SIR RICHARD BISHOP IS BACK, WITH A NEW ALBUM--AND GUITAR--TO PROVE IT!

posted November 10th, 2014

Hear ye, hear ye! Sir Richard Bishop's Tangier Sessions will be released on Febuary 17th! Tangier Sessions tells the oft-told tale: while traveling abroad, nobleman meets guitar. Guitar is too expensive for nobleman and, outraged, he departs. Nobleman quietly returns several days later for guitar but still can't bring himself to pay the price. Yet nobleman can't get guitar out of mind - so nobleman buys guitar, travels the world with it, and makes an album while in Tangier!

On the lookout... (read more)

Artists in this story: Sir Richard Bishop

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ELISA AMBROGIO'S FIRST SOLO RODEO

posted November 7th, 2014

-Everyone can feel it -- fall is here, which means winter is creeping its away towards us... but it's too early to talk about your SAD problems, ok? There's still color in the land around us, even if it's the color of dead leaves and other perishing perrenials. But fuck all that - we have good news, the kind that's FULL OF HOPE: starting today, you can get IMMORALIZED! Yes! Beginning in East Hampton, MA, Magik Markers' power front, lyric intelligence, guitar g'rilla, and... (read more)

Artists in this story: Elisa Ambrogio

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DIG THE FIRST SOUNDS FROM JESSICA PRATT'S FORTHCOMING ALBUM!

posted November 5th, 2014

Announcing Jessica Pratt's new album and Drag City debut, On Your Own Love Again, last week felt really fucking good! Today that weird giddy feeling returns as we're set to reveal the album's first single, "Back, Baby," to eager ears worldwide!

We all want the world to be beautiful. We want scribes and songbirds to tell us so—and sometimes they do and then it is. They point their pens and focus their lens where they will and surprise us... (read more)

Artists in this story: Jessica Pratt

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PUT YOUR $INGLE$ DOWN A SECOND TIME FOR TY SEGALL

posted November 4th, 2014

You thought Manipulator was the money album of the year? Think...AGAIN! 2014 ain’t done yet, and $ingle$ 2 is here. And this time, it’s for the money. Two times! $ingle$ 2 sweeps out the ashes of the breakneck days (and nights!!!!) of 2011–2013, and burns down the house all over again in the process.

$ingle$ 2 slinks low and flat-out sprints behind the scenes of the Goodbye BreadTwinsSleeper trilogy (no it isn’t!), collecting all the now-out-of-print sides that totally... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

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6OOA NEWS BULLETIN! SIX ORGANS TO RELEASE HEXADIC

posted November 4th, 2014

Ben Chasny's restless intellect has regularly guided the progress of his creation. A lyrical mastery of acoustic finger-picking would be enough to build a body of work for most musicians; this is just the stepping-off point for Ben. From the earliest days of private-press psych home recordings, Six Organs of Admittance has sought out alternative spaces in which to make music and challenge audiences to keep up with his rapid advances into new terrain. Over the last two years, Ben assembled a comprehensive... (read more)

Artists in this story: Six Organs of Admittance