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MOORE LOVE

posted April 27th, 2022

The UK pop charts in 1979 breathlessly reported on the changing spectrum serenading a new generation, made of equal parts aging hippie and prog delicacies alongside new ascendant sounds: rough-hewn pub and punk rock, dub reggae, disco, ska, among Stiff and Krautrock.

Flying Doesn’t Help presented Slapp Happy's Anthony Moore in a spiky art-punk reinvention - a cult masterpiece to be joined several decades later by the revelation of 1976's lost-then-found OUT. At the time however, Flying Doesn't Help was Anthony only known contribution to the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Anthony Moore

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TY SEGALL GETS HI ON LIFE

posted April 25th, 2022

Hello, Hi”! Welcome in, to a new room to play the styles and feels that lie under Ty Segall’s fingers, easing fresh air into acoustic space with an assortment of love songs flowering in righteous unconsciousness. Plaintive and wistful, unafraid. Like rain washing away yesterday, “Hello, Hi” pushes open the door, inviting you to pass through all the old shades and degrees of hot and cold. Dark paths turn off abruptly into absurd darkness, then wind back through the broken rocks, ecstatic again.... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

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BLACK FRUIT IN THE HOUR OF CHAOS

posted April 19th, 2022

Veteran noisemakers (and good pals!) Dean Spunt (No Age) & John Wiese (Sissy Spacek) debut as collaborators on The Echoing Shell, a fantastic conception in contemporary musique concrète. John Wiese’s stunning reassemblage of Dean Spunt’s drumming noise, is abstraction, sure - but only implied abstraction; drawing from the rumble and crash of the traps, finding dimensions of hiss and crunch beyond the sounds of a traditional drumkit.

Utilizing a variety of techniques, Wiese's commitment to working through the process of editing and tape-manipulation... (read more)

Artists in this story: No Age, Dean Spunt / John Wiese

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JACKIE UNPLUGGED

posted April 10th, 2022

Nah. Nah! How can it be two years since Jackie Lynn's Jacqueline album? If so, let's celebrate the wild ebb and flow of the our timestream, while we simultaneously raise a glass to the anniversary of Jackie's very real milestone in musical evolution!
And what then's a celebration without gifts? A song for each year!

April 2020: Jacqueline plunges into the glittering American darkness headfirst, driving and dancing through new identities, dreams and realities. Jackie Lynn, electric in their natural state – electrique, even -... (read more)

Artists in this story: Jackie Lynn

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REST IN POWER J.T. IV

posted April 1st, 2022

We are commemorating the 20th year anniversary of the passing of John Henry Timmis IV aka J.T. IV (b. Sept 21, 1961, d. April 1 2002). John was a street-smart rock rebel whose whole design was to shock, woo, and fabricate. Living amid the public health crises, economic problems, and wars of the 1980s—much like we are experiencing today—John’s self-reflection, vulnerability, and primal scream converged in a short yet highly ambitious glimmer of time. His music and films were unflinchingly political, and as... (read more)

Artists in this story: J.T. IV

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SHELL ON WHEELS

posted March 31st, 2022

With their collaborative duo debut, Dean Spunt and John Wiese invite you to experience the frenzy of percussive space and discreet sound found inside The Echoing Shell.

This is the first official collaboration between the two veteran music-makers, though their connection goes back to 1999. As John recalls, “[Dean] was in a high school arts program at CalArts. A friend and I were recording the first Sissy Spacek demo in the design studios there, and taking a tape to my car over and over... (read more)

Artists in this story: Dean Spunt / John Wiese

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ANTHONY TAKES FLIGHT ONCE MOORE

posted March 29th, 2022

40-plus years since its original release, the pop-punk-new wave inventions of Anthony Moore’s Flying Doesn’t Help are freshly remastered, blasting the sparkling, angular sounds into today with perfect vitality.

After spending the early years of the 1970s making experimental music first as a solo artist, then with Slapp Happy and Henry Cow, Anthony Moore's 1976’s OUT sessions had reinvigorated his youthful love of pop radio's naïve melodies, the undeniable rush of a song. England was roiled as violently as it had been in counter-cultural days a... (read more)

Artists in this story: Anthony Moore

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THREE WISE MEN ARRIVE BEARING GIFTS

posted March 14th, 2022

The music of Oren Ambarchi, Johan Berthling and Andreas Werliin'sGhosted, put forth with a steady flow of small details on bass, guitar and drums, is a remarkable display of minimalist, rhythmic flexibility. Those three go deep as it is, but the latest single from Ghosted, "I", also features the legendary Swedish reed player Christer Bothén on donso n'goni, the sound of which syncs like a 4th dimensional cog in the revolving spectral watch Oren, Johan and Andreas have created. Bothén's knowledge of the guimbri and... (read more)

Artists in this story: Oren Ambarchi / Johan Berthling / Andreas Werliin

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THE JIM O'ROURKE STREAMING SERVICE

posted March 4th, 2022

You have been heard! You heard that we posted Jim O'Rourke's Bad Timing on Apple Music so you went there and heard it and you wondered why you hadn't heard all the other Jim O'Rourke Drag City records on your streaming service of choice (if you chose Apple Music). We halfway-heard you! And according to the bags of cards and letters sitting in the DC mailroom (not an actual room, more of a mis-labeled file folder on a PC we don't have the password for... (read more)

Artists in this story: Jim O'Rourke

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KAMIKAZE FLAMINGO PARTY!

posted March 2nd, 2022

Since 2015, Kamikaze Palm Tree have been a musical mystery for those of us in our tree. Now, in times no less mysterious, Drag City welcomes them to our island resort, where the energy of their single "Flamingo", and its odd strain of 21st century rock, is in hard repeat on our poolside jukebox.

With "Flamingo", the duo of drummer/vocalist Dylan Hadley and guitarist Cole Berliner come enigmatically through the out door to burst the modern pop balloon with playful stereophonic charm, splitting hemispheres cleanly apart... (read more)

Artists in this story: Kamikaze Palm Tree