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21ST CENTURY SCHIZOID FORMAT

posted April 4th, 2014

Cassettes are hot, sure, but they're not the heatseekers they once were, back in the days of oh-one-two. No, that crown can now be claimed and reclaimed again by that revolutionary format of the 80s-90s: CDs! It's hilarious to think that this format has been discarded and exiled as an outdated, irrelevant listening tool, considering how the crisp, immaculate sound represents the entirety of the audio spectrum as heard by the artists when recording their albums. Intuitive and empathetic ears will glean much from the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Gastr del Sol, Papa M

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SPRING TIME'S A-FAUN-ING

posted April 1st, 2014

Faun Fables are constantly creating - song, sound and of late, kids - and once again, the seams are set to burst! Blossoming with the dewy defrosting of April, Faun Fables assemble their family caravan and head to Joshua Tree before turning back West again to play for the big city folk of Los Angeles, at The Roxy this week. From there, it's onwards and definitely upwards as Dawn & Nils travel North to the wild country of Washington state and all the greenery it... (read more)

Artists in this story: Faun Fables

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SIR RICHARD BISHOP JAMS IT THROUGH CUSTOMS

posted March 27th, 2014

You may not know, and nor do you need to, but Sir Richard Bishop spends lotsa time time in some of the least American places on the planet - the freak's been away from the states for nearly a year! And really, who could blame him? The USA is balls-weird! Thailand, Egypt, Switzerland - these progressive regions are more befitting the man who delivered Polytheistic Fragments and The Freak of Araby. So when we talk about Sir Richard Bishop touring, you can only guess... (read more)

Artists in this story: Sir Richard Bishop

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IN SEARCH OF RE-VITIALITY, TY SEGALL SPANS CONTINENTS ON SPRING FEST QUEST

posted March 25th, 2014

Spring time's a time to get out out of doors and breathe the fresh air again - or whatever air you got around you really; it's gotta be a tonic compared to smelling your own damn BO, stale incense and the perfume coming from all those empty bottles in your kitchen for a fourth straight damn month, dude. Among the great outdoor activities, what could be better for the mind and soul than an good old-fashioned rock and roll tour? Leading the movement back to... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

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BLACK BANANAS GET PHYSICAL!

posted March 20th, 2014

It's official! Black Bananas are ripe and ready to peal out! "Physical Emotions" is primed and ready for your ears to feel, your hands to grip. For real, listen to it now! The jam's a-streamin' and a-steamin! Then follow your animal instincts and preorder the "Physical Emotions" 7", cause the b-side's got another butt-grinding jam-down - Rad Times Xpress IV's "TV Trouble" remixed by Hot Chip!

"Physical Emotions" is the initial bolt n' jolt from Electric Brick Wall, the sweat-dripping, hot-wired... (read more)

Artists in this story: Black Bananas

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ROAD TRIPPIN' WITH THE HISS CONTINUES! PEEP A VID FROM DIZZY POLIZZY

posted March 19th, 2014

The Purling Hiss Water On Mars-fades-into-Dizzy Polizzy tour marches on! Leaving a trail of scorched Earth throughout the Southeast, South, and now West Coast, Purling Hiss escape the law in each town by singeing the ears and eyes off all those in their wake! There are still plenty of shows left for all yous party late-comers, just check the dates below! And what of this Dizzy Polizzy LP? What's it all about? As mentioned, these are songs from deep within the Hiss circa... (read more)

Artists in this story: Purling Hiss

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The Drag City Newsletter! March 2014

posted March 19th, 2014

DC4LIFE

The life in rock and roll is a transient one, by what has turned out to be necessity – even more so than the rest of our “make way for tomorrow” world. There’s a certain call to stay young when making music that the younglings dance to – though you wouldn’t know it by the twenty-years-and-rising quality of work by DC stalwarts like Bill Callahan and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy. As we’re all at least kind of aware, there’s growing old gracefully... (read more)

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REFRESH TECHNOLOGY: "THE RADIO VIDEO EP"

posted March 13th, 2014

It was a brave old world back in the year 2000; on the Drag City side of the street, the produciton team of Adam and Eve deleriously blended the guilty pleasures of late 90s smooth r n' b with the pushy funk of Royal Trux. An album and an EP removed from the synapse-splitting Accelerator, "The Radio Video EP" knocked our vision of Royal Trux out of focus in five quick tracks, while simultaneously morphing into a new incarnation that we might finally... (read more)

Artists in this story: Royal Trux

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DEAD RIDER ALIVE AND RIDING ACROSS AMERICA

posted March 12th, 2014

A mere week until the release of Chills On Glass (March 18th!)! Yet Dead Rider have their thousand-yard stare set on the road beyond: the highways and byways of America, where they'll be in good company amongst the worst dirtbags and biker scum this nation has to offer. Pass through that gauntlet yourself and you will find that Dead Rider will certainly have their way with any and all audience members based on straight presence; their physicality kills. And shit, when the music actually starts,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Dead Rider

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THE SPRING BELONGS TO ALASDAIR

posted March 10th, 2014

Scotland is heart and home to Alasdair Roberts, but truth be told, he's as comfortable owning the lower Kingdom as well! A wee little year since the release of A Wonder Working Stone and half the time since his last jaunt across the USA, Ali's wonder-working the 6 string like a boss wizard, and England is about to get an ear and an aye-full! Going solo through the much-deserving (but less traversed) towns of Guilford, Brighton and Bristol like an ace archer with... (read more)

Artists in this story: Alasdair Roberts