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BILL'S KEEPING IN TIME

posted April 16th, 2024

Next month, the Chicago-based singer-songwriter and captivating guitarist Bill MacKay will release his forthcoming album, Locust Land. The album serves as the long-awaited follow up to MacKay’s 2019 solo effort, Fountain Fire. Previously released album tracks include the dazzling “When I Was Here” and “Glow Drift,” and today, MacKay has shared “Keeping In Time,” an album highlight which finds MacKay employing a searching voice to explore themes of fate and love, as he sings “We take a step forward/Then a glance sideways/But... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill MacKay

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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)

Artists in this story: Dirty Three

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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

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BRING THE EMMY HOME WITH BABY J

posted March 21st, 2024

The album of the comedy special of the year is here at last! And by "year", we mean 2023! Twas almost a year ago that John Mulaney's Baby J debuted on Netflix, to instant acclaim. Come May 24th, 2024, the Emmy-winning Comeback Kid himself comes back yet again with the vinyl & CD release of Baby J: his blunt, brilliantly quotable, Emmy award-winning stand-up special.

Baby J takes the form of a wide-ranging conversation between John Mulaney, a kid in the balcony... (read more)

Artists in this story: John Mulaney

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CATCH BILL'S GLOW DRIFT

posted March 20th, 2024

Last month, the Chicago-based, journeyman musician and singer-songwriter Bill MacKay announced his forthcoming album, Locust Land, with the stunning lead single "When I Was Here". The album serves as the long-awaited follow up to MacKay’s 2019 solo effort, Fountain Fire. Today, MacKay is excited to share the second single from the upcoming album: a swaggering, psychedelic, slow-burning jam called "Glow Drift" replete with a gorgeous guitar melody reminiscent of early Yo La Tengo. As was the case with its predecessor “When I Was... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill MacKay

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TWO FAUN FABLES CLASSICS, BROUGHT FORTH ON VINYL FOR THE FIRST TIME!

posted March 18th, 2024

Returning to this heated Earth on your calendar’s next page are two early classics from Faun Fables: 2001’s Mother Twilight and 2004’s Family Albumarrive on vinyl for the first time ever on April 26th. These two treasures from Dawn McCarthy and Nils Frykdahl join hand-in-hand, in full Family Band fashion, with a hearty tour across North America this spring alongside Nils’ reunited Sleepytime Gorilla Museum.

Wiser, well-weathered, and now 20 years of age, Family Album lit the Faun Fables flame at... (read more)

Artists in this story: Faun Fables

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JOANNA NEWSOM – THE STRINGS/KEYS REINCIDENCE

posted March 11th, 2024

Trill the trumpets!

Hoist the flags!

Raise the gates of the city!

Rip the protective plastic covers off the furniture!

For lo, Joanna Newsom, balladeer without compeer, Nevada City’s native daughter and Aureate Laureate of these Austral climes, comes riding down the mountain (sidesaddle, natch) to undertake a limited Los Angeles solo residency at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever, May 15th through May 19th, 2024!

Though she rides alone this time, Joanna comes equipped with her usual blistering... (read more)

Artists in this story: Joanna Newsom

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DISORIENTED? PLEASE SEEK WAND'S HELP DESK

posted March 5th, 2024

Priapic, in peak tumescence, Wand re-break this surface, their atmospheric river flown in deep and wide. A tune standing alone against the world, “Help Desk” necessarily summons grandeur with a variety of keyboard tones, their lines extending to the far horizon. Oceanic solemnity or just plain chill? Slow-unfurling banners of orchestral colors imply the former, but we FEEL the latter – sweet like the first beam through our diurnal marine layer or a sudden puff of smoke at the Vatican City, indomitably calm among all... (read more)

Artists in this story: Wand