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STRIKING NEW MATCHESS

posted November 18th, 2021

Sonescent, the new album from Matchess, came to Whitney Johnson’s mind while she was at the Dhamma Vhadanna Meditation Center just north of Joshua Tree, during a course of Vipassana meditation. This is a ten day period that requires, among other codes of discipline, the practice of Noble Silence: silence of body, speech, and mind.
In the past decade, the music of Matchess has spanned outer and inner space, seeking the unseen world that exists behind the world that we see everyday.... (read more)

Artists in this story: Matchess

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TAKE OFFS AND LANDINGS

posted November 15th, 2021

The Intimate Landscape has arrived, stretching from the far horizon into our very mind! This latest entry in the hallowed KPM music series is simply beautiful music, humbly drawing together essences of folk, ambient and soundtrack music (check the visualizer for "Second Moon" as proof!). The Intimate Landscape is Ben Chasny's first solo outing under his own name, but he's been releasing music under the moniker Six Organs of Admittance for nearly 25 years -it's his main jam, to say the least! Therefore, poised to... (read more)

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

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DAYS IN AWAKE

posted November 10th, 2021

Mess Esque was born, like so much of us, in the percussive impact of a big bang! In this case, it was a hoped-for collision of two musical comets - Helen Franzmann and Mick Turner - who've long cut individual paths through the empyrean sea that surrounds our worlds. Their courses were subtly altered when Mick sought a singer to collaborate with on new material. In this new combustion, Helen and Mick direct intuitions and meditations from the remote confines of their individual selves into a greater mass, one... (read more)

Artists in this story: Mess Esque

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Friedrich Kunath's Songs Build Little Rooms in Time Book Now Available

posted November 9th, 2021

An artists’ book born of an ongoing collaboration between Friedrich Kunath and the late musician, writer, and friend David Berman. Published on the occasion of Kunath’s 2019 exhibition at Soccer Club Club, Chicago, IL, presented by Blum & Poe in partnership with Drag City. Designed by longtime mutual friend and collaborator Michael Schmelling.

Hardcover; 48 pages
Edition of 1000
Published by Blum & Poe and Drag City



Special edition of 50 with hand-painted paper-wrapped slipcases by Friedrich Kunath, $150, coming soon.

Artists in this story: David Berman

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IT'S THEIR PARTY AND THEY'LL CELEBRATE IF THEY WANT TO!

posted November 8th, 2021

The Blind Date Party hosted by Bill Callahan and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and featuring AZITAMatt SweeneyAlasdair RobertsMatt KinseySean O’HaganBill MacKayGeorge XylourisDead RiderDavid PajoMick TurnerMeg BairdTy SegallEmmett KellyCory Hanson, Six Organs of AdmittanceDavid Grubbs, Cassie BermanCooper Crain and Sir Richard Bishop happened online in the fall and winter of ’20–’21 — but party planning began in... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan & Bonnie Prince Billy

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Irwansyah Harahap

posted November 5th, 2021

Drag City is grieved to convey the news of Irwansyah Harahap’s passing; his long-running musical project, Suarasama, remains an inspiration to us all. When we heard his music for the first time (at the Bonnie ‘Prince’s enthused recommendation), we knew immediately that we wanted to be a part of bringing it to the world. Grounded in Southeast Asian music traditions, Suarasama’s delicatepan-nationalist fusion of styles to convey a ‘one-world’ quality that, lifted up by the band’s fervent, soulful playing and singing of, reminds us of the shared ground in all the music of the world.

        “Like some/many people, I heard Suarasama because of the inclusion... (read more)

Artists in this story: Suarasama

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WOLF SIGHTINGS MULTIPLY THIS WINTER

posted November 4th, 2021

As we've seen proven definitively here in 2021, Superwolves are "Not Fooling": they are real and among us. With the lifeblood of a new album coursing within them, Matt Sweeney & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy have dared believe in a live musical salve, playing shows through summer into fall where they could, whenever possible. In the chaos of these times, however, the scheduled sightings have been reported, retracted, rescheduled...it's insanity, but the 'wolves are determined to roam in the name of us all, and do it... (read more)

Artists in this story: Matt Sweeney & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy

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THE WANDIGAL SONS RETURN TO THE STAGE

posted November 1st, 2021

Riding upon the ashes of a seismically shifted world, Wand are breaking free from the chains around them to share the sense of unrecognizable change with the rest of us. First stop: the almighty PNW, home of peace-loving tribes SO committed, they're ready to fight about it!

That sounds about right. Presiding over a musical fusion that slips hooks, subverts genres, suspends time and space to rock the listener (you, dummy!) with a defiantly neoteric assault of guitars and drums, electronically chilled with innate... (read more)

Artists in this story: Wand

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CELESTIAL SATELLITE

posted October 18th, 2021

Come one, come all for another exclusive look at The Intimate Landscape! For this third and final pre-release single before its November 5th release, Ben Chasny has chosen to shine a bright, "Second Moon" down upon us, correctly predicting we're ready for lunar illumination while keeping both feet on terra firma. Go on, get blissed while woodsy guitar notes pull you deeply inward to the core - those rusty accoustics are balanced by gauzy synth notes sure to evoke a sense of yearning and zen-like... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ben Chasny

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SADIER MOON RISING

posted October 15th, 2021

We are pleased to announce a new song from Laetitia Sadier, her first since 2017's Find Me Finding You album.

"New Moon" is the first track from Laetitia Sadier's, as yet untitled, forthcoming album that is due to be released in 2022 via Duophonic Super 45s and Drag City. Recorded in London by Laetitia and Hannes PlattmeierLaetitia says "New Moon" is about:

"This is a song about the nature of trauma and how by going through a process of... (read more)

Artists in this story: Laetitia Sadier