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WHITNEY JOHNSON OR MATCHESS? DUAL IDENTITIES EMERGE ON HAV AND STENA

posted July 23rd, 2024

“I am living a double life.” This is how Whitney Johnson, a.k.a. Matchess, once described the co-existence of her alter egos: the musical entity Matchess, and the sociologist of sound known in academia as Whitney Johnson. With the dual existence of Hav and Stena, both out September 27, these two identities now stretch and twist across each other to create hypnotic, engaging new parallels: two distinct albums from two different artists. In demonstration, two new singles/videos materialize today: “... (read more)

Artists in this story: Matchess, Whitney Johnson

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THE FOLKLORE OF DOROTHY CARTER

posted July 18th, 2024

Drag City’s approaching first-ever reissue of Dorothy Carter’s Troubadour (arriving August 30) is a merry moment to celebrate. Her 1976 debut found Dorothy hammering out a folk sound inclusive of the music she found out in the world: Appalachian folk tunes, ancient psalms and hymns, melodies from Scotland, Ireland, France, and a few of her own songs, too! Today, take your turn towards “Masquerade”, one of Dorothy’s original compositions.

Dorothy’s dulcimer shimmers reflectively on the instrumental “Masquerade”, joined... (read more)

Artists in this story: Dorothy Carter

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AERIAL M’S PEEL SESSIONS FINALLY SEE LIGHT!

posted July 16th, 2024

Unearthed from the neolithic tar that eventually swathes all history, The Peel Sessions of Aerial M are once again among us! On August 30, Drag City — an organization largely set up to bring you the best of all available David Pajo recordings — will proudly release the only Aerial M session ever recorded for John Peel’s BBC Radio One show, as it was originally recorded on March 3rd, 1998 and broadcast on April 2nd the same year. Until then, hear a fiery full... (read more)

Artists in this story: Aerial M

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WAND KICK OFF VERTIGO TOUR WITH TV DEBUT!

posted July 11th, 2024

Didja see?! Wand's on TV! Wednesday afternoon, Cory, Robbie, Evan and Evan stopped by WGN-TV in Chicago to make their television debut on WGN's Midday Fix with a tantalizing preview of Vertigo's opening track, "Hangman". If your Wandering eyes missed it live, you can (and will, dammit!) watch the whirling, full performance on YouTube here!

Vertigo's release is just about here; July 26, is oh-so-near... and Wand's already on to the biggest leg of their... (read more)

Artists in this story: Wand