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THE FOREST IN ME, IS THE FOREST IN YOU?

posted January 30th, 2023

More in tune now with the rhythm of the sun and moon, Xylouris White (Dirty Jim White and George Xylouris) speak to each other across great distances with the intuition and fellowship that can only be found over years in each other’s company. With fewer distractions, appreciative of the freedom to play with new sounds and spaces, they carve The Forest In Me from unbelievably thin air.

Once you set the needle down on the record and hear for yourself, the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Xylouris White

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YOUR RIGHT TO WORSHIP

posted January 24th, 2023

It seems awhile ago, but it wasn’t – not in days and months...or whatever time is. But in terms of phases – we’ve been in and out of all kinds of bags since last summer, right? There’s "us" before we heard the rest that 2022 had to offer, and then there’s us today. And coming on seven months later, fresh as it still is, “Hello, Hi” is disappearing in the rearview, like everything else that’s going down the road.

But July 2022, it... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall, Ty Segall & Emmett Kelly

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GOOD GRIEF

posted January 17th, 2023

Critically-acclaimed, criminally-overachieving Glasgow-based singer and guitarist Alasdair Roberts is known as a superlative original songwriter as well as an interpreter of traditional songs from Scotland and beyond. For the past twenty years, his recordings have alternated between these two complimentary poles, with ‘pop’ records such as The Amber Gatherers and A Wonder Working Stone nestling in his expansive back catalogue alongside “folk” albums such as No Earthly Man and What News (with Amble Skuse and David McGuinness). Alasdair's records possess a further dimension in their collation... (read more)

Artists in this story: Alasdair Roberts

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YTI⅃AƎЯ CHECK! GET IN THE CALLAVAN

posted January 12th, 2023

YTI⅃AƎЯ is what you make it! And thus far, we've made it in CD and cassette forms, while offering it as a D/L, stream and what have ye online. With the 2xLP vinyl version set for release at the end of February, Bill Callahan's taking the show on the once road again, for three weeks of shows around the American East, Southeast and Midwest in late February and early March.

Pitting dreams of songs against performances of those songs in live reality, Bill... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan

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ON THE ROAD WITH BONNY

posted January 11th, 2023

A new year means a fresh new start and a refreshingly new chance to catch Bonnie 'Prince' Billy live in action! This May, the "Prince" tackles cities major and places minor dotted across the pacific northwest and Canada. Rolling into summer, as the days get hotter in July, the state of Colorado gets a full-on Bonny tour of its own. Whether you're a local resident or a known traveler on the BPB train, performances amidst the Rocky Mountains sure sounds highly engaging, doesn't it? You're welcome for the early warning!

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Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy

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IN YER DREAMS

posted January 10th, 2023

It’s 2023, and even the turn of this new century seems a long time ago now — but oddly, Purling Hiss’s guitar-band ethos feels ever more timeless, even as time accelerates and passes us and them (and decades of the mighty rock and roll) in the outside lane. Drag On Girard, the first full length Purling Hiss album in six years, cruises through diverse states of mind and places in time — dreams from the past and the future, careening lawlessly as they slide around... (read more)

Artists in this story: Purling Hiss

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BUILD A FIRE

posted January 9th, 2023

Meg Baird’sforthcoming album unfurls with a perennial bloom, grappling with stark existential unknowns and the mysteries that hide in nature and humanity at their most ordinary. Furling (out 1/27) resonates with its gradually unfolding themes and variations of sounds, building out a world all its own.

Driving a near-funereal piano dirge with her steady, elemental drums, Meg visits a stylistic and emotional extreme: simultaneously elegiac and uplifting wordless vocals with fragments of vibraphone, impressionistic guitar phrases, and analog synth that... (read more)

Artists in this story: Meg Baird

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IT'S THE LONER

posted January 6th, 2023

The Future is (almost) here! A recently unearthed collection of cult sensation J.T. IV’s music turned up nineteen (!) unheard tracks, providing the majority of his forthcoming double album, The Future.

J.T. IV’s outsider rock was equal parts light and darkness, a lightning bolt schizo-splitting a raw power punk rocker and an earnest, hope-filled acoustic rocker from the same troubled body. Unable to function in the straight world, John got fucked up and jammed his tunes with friends, taping the music and... (read more)

Artists in this story: J.T. IV

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NO AGE IN THE (N)EU YEAR

posted January 5th, 2023

It's time for No Age to bring their philanthropic efforts to the UK + Europe!

Dean and Randy are prepared to help those with an abiding need for No Age, armed with a slew of dates where they'll be performing in the wake of their latest album, People Helping People, which dropped September 2022.

The new age of No Age has begun again! Plan accordingly with the dates below.

TOUR DATES 2023:

Feb. 28th - VierNulVier Vooruit -... (read more)

Artists in this story: No Age

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DRAG CITY'S 2022 GIVING GUIDE

posted December 12th, 2022

Last minute gift time? What other time is there? So here’s a quick list of suggestions n blah blah blah!

PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE

That’s a good theme for the year, right – any year, every year? But one that feels more than ever like the KEY. And it was those lads from No Age that brought it to our attention by titling their new one exactly that. “People helping people” isn’t as simple a concept as we all expect it... (read more)