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SHOCK AND AWE YEAH!

posted February 15th, 2022

Building upon their unending quest to balm the world with riffs of love, and fresh of the release of the "Feel Good" LP HarmonizerTy Segall and The Freedom Band announce a slew of new tour dates for the summer! Get your beach bods ready, because this August, The Freedom band are committed to spreading the gospel of good music and good vibes across Europe for a total of twelve shows through Holland, France, the UK, Spain and more. You won't need a thermometer to... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

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MESS ESQUE IN THE U.S.A.!

posted February 8th, 2022

Mess Esque, the Australian duo of Mick Turner and Helen Franzmann, got off to a fast start in 2021 with two quietly electrifying albums: Dream #12 and their self-titled debut on Drag City. Their music, part composition, part conversation and all restless travelogue, joins together two winding paths to find something that didn’t appear to be there in the beginning. Much like the homecrafted visions that comprise their songs, Mess Esque passionately willed themselves into verdant, lustrous being. And now, the world!

With only a few... (read more)

Artists in this story: Mess Esque

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MATCHESS' SONESCENT FUTURE PERFECT

posted February 7th, 2022

 

Matchess (aka Whitney Johnson) travels fluently between outer and inner space, on a perpetual search for the unseen world that exists behind the world that we see everyday. The evolutions of her music over six seeking releases between 2013 and 2020 have brought her to Sonescent, an album that transcends her previously established medium of psychedelic pop music - finding beyond those songs and sounds an new kind of expression, one where the whole album exists inside the meditation itself,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Matchess

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IN THE FUTURE, YOU WILL FLY LIKE A WHIRLYBIRD

posted January 24th, 2022

Drag City grandly presents Whirlybird (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (DC847), featuring all-new music by Ty Segall, created for Matt Yoka's compelling new documentary.

Released to great acclaim in Summer 2021, Whirlybird tells the story of Zoey Tur and Marika Gerrard, former partners and founders of the Los Angeles News Service, deftly tracking their extraordinary and often-reckless pursuit of breaking news throughout the 80s and 90s – a time in which they pioneered the use of a helicopter to report on... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

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MATCHESS MELTS THROUGH THE WALL

posted January 18th, 2022

With the new album SonescentMatchess takes a giant step off the wings of the psychedelic songcraft she's flown over the past decade, melting into pure psychoacoustic space with her new songs, where she and they float and mingle with all the other sounds we hear in our body; sounds that flow, the thoughts of sounds and the natural pulsing in our ears as they strain to hear more.



Sonescent 
further departs from previous Matchess recordings, where Whitney Johnson performed and sang all... (read more)

Artists in this story: Matchess

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GETTING PHYSICAL WITH A BLIND DATE

posted January 13th, 2022


Imagine infinite moments of time: songs from history, made by many fond, familiar names, then played and sung in other times by other very noteworthy individuals and slowly released into a whole new timeline, promoted exclusively on the internet with videos, works of art and guest-star cameos. Stop! You don't have to imagine anymore - now, you can have this living musical almanac in your very own home. Blind Date Party is NOW AVAILABLE on vinyl, compact disc and cassette formats.... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan & Bonnie Prince Billy

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LIGHT ONE WITH MATCHESS

posted January 7th, 2022

The sonic sorceress we know as Matchess, whose album Sonescent comes out Feb. 25th, has crafted a demo for you, beloved reader.
 


Keeping the magic transparent, Whitney Johnson (of Matchess) says, "In this video, I build and distort an overtone series above the fundamental 64 Hz. I begin with sine waves in the 2nd to 5th harmonics in this order: 192 Hz, 256 Hz, 320 Hz, and 384 Hz. Each of these is coming from... (read more)

Artists in this story: Matchess

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THE SPACE [CALLED CONTINENTAL EUROPE] IS THE PLACE

posted December 17th, 2021

On Switched On Ra, the Bajas deep delve into the songbook of one of their soul-predecessors, Sun Ra. Utilizing nineteen different keyboards, their take on Ra's loose grooves and the Arkestra harmonies is as unique as it is intoxicating.

With a few Chicago performances under their belt, Bitchin Bajas are set to redistribute the radiation of Sun Ra's atmospheric gas across our terrestrial sphere; with European festival dates secured, Cooper Crain, Rob Frye and Dan Quinlivan are primed to transport their... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bitchin Bajas

(Y)OUR WISH LIST

posted December 8th, 2021

WE'LL BE STOCKING YOU FOR CHRISTMAS

Hey everybody! Allow us to blow your mind by suggesting that you foreplay/climax/denouement your shopping season with a trip through our most recent releases! They're just naturally the types of things which say, I love you and your sexy mind (mom/dad substitute) by offering up the kindsa sounds that can-open your brain, exposing it to the light, all the better to grow! What are we talking about? You buying these:

FOR YOUR INNER

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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