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ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS BILL MACKAY AND RYLEY WALKER

posted December 18th, 2017

With all the noise Bill MacKay & Ryley Walker's inspired collaboration SpiderBeetleBee is making on year end lists across the world (no surprise there!), here's a tender reminder to see the two guitarists in action as soon as possible! Bill and Ryley's innate chemistry and ability to perform gorgeously fluid guitar stylings in a live setting should come as no surprise: the duo began their partnership as an improvisational live act, but each were vibrant and accomplished six-string slingers to begin with! This Friday,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill MacKay & Ryley Walker

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FEATHERS FOR YOUR TREE

posted December 15th, 2017

We've spent the last couple weeks deep in the recesses and crevasses of the Drag City nest, where even our bravest fans would have no sense of time or place, no compass or sense of gravity. Yes, it's inventory time again, where we look upon some of the most venerable items on our catalog! It makes us think, gee, what if we didn't have to count these things next year? But the x-factor in our stated equation is YOU, dear listener. Sure, you could Christmas... (read more)

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ALL WE ARE IS PURLING IN THE WINDS OF HISS

posted December 14th, 2017

For everyone who loves a surprise stuffed in their stocking, we've got just the thing: a brand new (to you!) digital-only EP from Purling Hiss! Harkening back to the early days of Purling Hisstory, "BREEZE" replenishes the bedroom haze that can only come from Mike Polizze, a 4-Track, and a fresh stash of ideas. A total of eight tracks mostly recorded in the last year, "BREEZE" bounces with a sunny disposition, buzzing with crystallized melodies that burrow deep. Speaking of deep, one... (read more)

Artists in this story: Purling Hiss

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WAND'S IN STORE FOR US

posted December 7th, 2017

Tis the season to be wary! The goods on sale in the marketplace have upn them the distinctive taint of the man - that besuited-n-tied gummit official-type offering us a discount, except it's actually a price hike - you know who (or more to the point, WHAT) we're talking about! But fear not - all the bills of goods out there aren't bogus, there's still a vendor you can trust. What, us? We wouldn't dare flog the humble goods of the mothership at a time... (read more)

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TY SEGALL FREES UP FREEDOM'S GOBLIN! COMING JANUARY 2018

posted December 5th, 2017

Freedom's Goblin is the new Ty Segall album: 19 tracks strong, filling four sides of vinyl nonstop, with an unrestricted sense of coming together to make an album. Out January 26th, it wants you to get your head straight - but first, the process will make your head spin! On any given side, we're tracking five or six full-blown personalities, unconcerned with convention or continuity. The songs came in the flow of the year: days of vomit and days of ecstasy and escape too, and... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

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TY SET TO GET FREE ON CONAN TONITE!

posted December 4th, 2017

We've just flipped to the 2017's 12th month, wherein gifts are traditionally given! And whew, in perhaps our greatest time of need, here's one for all yer December's children (and everybody's) - tonight, Ty Segall and The Freedom Band waltz back to the friendly and festive studio confines of the CONAN show! Will he render pristine the recently released singles, like "Alta" or "My Lady's On Fire"? Perhaps a burning rendition of "The Main Pretender" or "Meaning," instead? We don't know for sure, which... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

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PEARLS ON PEARLS

posted November 30th, 2017

'17 going on '18, and thanks to the nasty millionaires assembled in our capital, a new nation is headed underground - but, you know something? Nostalgia is the last thing we feel! We need something for NOW - and when it comes to bringing the sounds of yesterday today, we at Drag City have a foolproof tool, in the original sounds of One Nation Underground, courtesy of the eternal Pearls Before Swine, and especially due to the efforts of PBS leader Tom Rapp... (read more)

Artists in this story: Masaki Batoh, P.G. Six, Meg Baird, Ed Askew, Bill MacKay & Ryley Walker, Pearls Before Swine

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NO AGE SET TO HIT PAVEMENT AND SHARE "DRIPPY"!

posted November 30th, 2017

2017 is nearly over, but guess what? New No Age! Not new age No Age (except for the odd "Sun Spots"/ "Keechie"-style shimmer that only ever makes everything better), but definitely an age of album-making located somewhere beyond and back from where we last heard 'em in 2013.

Recorded in a few days and mixed forever, Snares Like a Haircut finds No Age in full on mode, because there was nothing else to do but go full on. In the songs inside... (read more)

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HEXADIC COMES IN THREES...

posted November 28th, 2017

The Hexadic System, created by Six Organs of Admittance's Ben Chasny, is a new wave in combinatorial theory with powerful potentialities for music composition. Over the last three years, Chasny has demonstrated the possibilities of the system with a published book, two albums of Hexadic composition, as well as touring the music and chairing talks on the process and uses of the System around the United States and Great Britain.   

This third installment of the Hexadic series conveys a... (read more)

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

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DISCOVER "THE MAIN PRETENDER" WITH TY SEGALL

posted November 27th, 2017

Bang, bang, blammo! Ty Segall can't stop pumping out the songs - and if your problem is that he's got too many songs for you to hear, lucky you with your cute little problem! As Ty switches gears from rock to punk to pop music and then elsewhere, a wealth of great songs and singing and music is coming down fast; later we'll have time to think about it. For now, ponder this new one: "The Main Pretender" aims to cull the herd by focusing... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall