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EVIL DOES NOT EXIST: AN AUDIO-VISUAL INVENTION FROM EIKO ISHIBASHI

posted April 10th, 2024

Out June 28th via Drag City, Evil Does Not Exist is an expansive new soundtrack undertaking from Eiko Ishibashi. Her score harmonizes effortlessly with the state of nature as depicted in the new Ryusuke Hamaguchi feature, a nuanced tale of humans’ uneasy efforts to maintain co-existence with the delicate state of the planet. Following her marvelous 2018 Drag City album, The Dream My Bones Dream, and her score for Hamaguchi’s Oscar-winning 2021 film, Drive My Car, Evil Does Not Exist is... (read more)

Artists in this story: Eiko Ishibashi

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DIRTY THREE, AHOY!

posted April 2nd, 2024

Emerging once again from the unending waves crashing upon our fragile time-craft (adrift on the eternal ocean, and taking on water), Dirty Three are a) back, b) tangled in seaweed, rank with saltwater and possessed of three rather ominous thousand-mile stares (at least!), and c) not wasting another minute — as nothing is guaranteed. For their first album in over a decade (yep, it’s been since 2012’s Toward the Low Sun) they flew in, got together and started playing. End of story. What else... (read more)

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GASTR DEL SOL, REFORGED

posted March 27th, 2024

BEHOLD: The first release from Gastr del Sol in over 25 years is nigh! Like a bolt echoing back from the blue, We Have Dozens of Titles (out May 24 via Drag City) restrikes the iron of Gastr del Sol, plunging us back into the maelstrom of David Grubbs and Jim O’Rourke’s all too brief (but ultimately, long enough to change everything incisively) run together between 1993–1998. For We Have Dozens of Titles, Jim and David reconnected to assemble nearly an hour... (read more)

Artists in this story: Gastr del Sol

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SIX ORGANS, SHARPENED & HEADING MIDWEST

posted March 25th, 2024

Today, Ben Chasny delivers a third and final Six Organs of Admittance single from their upcoming album, Time is Glass (out April 26th). Played with elegance and earthly soul, "New Year's Song" arrives with a striking music video from director and frequent Six Organs collaborator Cam Archer. Six Organs of Admittance will celebrate the release with a US tour starting in May, and a freshly-announced Midwest tour beginning in September — including a performance at Pygmalion Festival in Urbana, Illinois.

"New Year's Song"... (read more)

Artists in this story: Six Organs of Admittance