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Archives for November 2009


Things you could have grabbed - not yourself

posted November 25th, 2009

You heard about the Final Flesh mailorder contest, right? Well, it's all over now - five lucky winners got their slimy paws on some red hot grab bag items (or is it vice-versa: red hot paws on slimy grab-bag items?) picked out by the man whose creations will cream your demon if you let 'em, PFFR's own Vernon Chatman! These items are priceless, not to mention tasteless - just the way we like 'em! Until we get photos back from the lucky winners displaying their... (read more)


Drag City, your source for the Source Family

posted November 23rd, 2009

Over the past couple of years, we've been blessed to become involved in the unearthing and distribution of recordings from Father Yod and the Source Family, the legendary Los Angeles spirit commune from the early 70s. Having a band on the commune provided them with another path to travel in their never-ending search for experience and wisdom, and the record collectors of the world with a series of incredible psych-folk releases to seek after. The first Drag City archival release release, Children of the Sixth... (read more)

Artists in this story: Children of the Sixth Root Race, Father Yod and the Source Family


Laugh out Lord into a New Decade

posted November 19th, 2009

We can’t put our finger on it, but as we all of a sudden find ourselves winding up the first decade of the new millennium, there’s something about ‘09 that doesn’t feel like the end of a decade the way ‘99 did, or even ‘89 (which was unlike any other year in history, since that was the year of Drag City’s inception). However you define the “00tts,” we personally will continue to be defining ourselves by what we ought to do next...which is keeping our... (read more)

Artists in this story: Neil Hamburger

The Drag City Newsletter November 17, 2009

posted November 17th, 2009

Welcome back to good old Drag City – lucky you, you get to go home between updates! Some of us never leave. Like the essentially homeless types that we are, we’re hunkered up, noses to grindstones (each desk comes equipped with one), trying to get down and get ’er done like the true Americans that we are (now it can be revealed!). Music’s our home, really – and before you get any ideas, lyrics aren’t our bible! We’re agnostic at best…but all faiths can worship... (read more)


And on the 9th day, the Lord said, Let there be Flesh!

posted November 16th, 2009

From the demented minds of the PFFR collective ("Wondershowzen," "Xavier: Renegade Angel," anybody?), comes the all-new DVD release Final Flesh. In a world where you think another genre can't be created, Drag City is here to prove you wrong! "Prank Porn" at its best...or at its only incarnation, this release is going to shock the fuck out of you!

And for a few lucky Los Angels, you will get a chance to experience this exquisite torment in your very own flesh. A segment from... (read more)

Artists in this story: Final Flesh


Six Organs of Admittance Gets Literate!

posted November 13th, 2009

Ben Chasny of Six Organs of Admittance and writer Joseph Mattson have collaborated to create Empty the Sun, a new book-with-soundtrack project now distributed by Drag City courtesy of A Barnacle Book.

It's a novel about what happens when the most important member of your body becomes severed. Hey, don't go there! We're talking about the fret finger of a guitar player. That would be a bummer, right? Well, riding that bummer is Ben Chasny, who creates the musical vibes and moods to complement... (read more)


Where Were You When Monotonix Broke Through the Iron Curtain?

posted November 12th, 2009

OK, so the Iron Curtain fell almost 20 years ago, but there’s nothing saying that Monotonix aren’t going to break down the Iron Curtain of ROCK. They’ll be bringing their hot, sweaty, audience-participation-required live show to every edge of the European continent. This full-fledged European tour sees them on their first ever headlining dates in Eastern Europe, with stops in Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Poland!

Where Were You When It Happened? European tour:

11/17/2009 @ The Others (Warehouse) – London, United Kingdom
11/24/2009 @... (read more)

Artists in this story: Monotonix


Master Musicians of Marrakech

posted November 11th, 2009

Join Drag City and Twos & Fews for a release party in celebration of Ouled Bambara: Portraits of Gnawa at Intuit Gallery in Chicago, on Thursday, November 19th at 6:30pm. Ouled Bambara: Portraits of Gnawa is a CD/DVD set profiling several master musicians of the centuries-old North African Sufi trance-healing order called the Gnawa, whose music, dance, and ritual practice synthesize West African animist traditions with mystical Islam. Recorded and filmed by documentarian Caitlin McNally in Marrakech in 2005, Ouled Bambara: Portraits of Gnawa features... (read more)

Artists in this story: Various Artists


Death brings sweet relief to Austin!

posted November 10th, 2009

Death took center stage at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin this past weekend. They emerged on stage in Grim Reaper cloaks (...but instead of scythes, they wielded a powerful arsenal of guitar, bass, and drums) to play some of the most venerated music released in 2009. Still riding high on the success of For The Whole World to See..., they were heralded as the best reunion band at the festival, with the audience chanting "Death! Death! Death!" in likely the least... (read more)


Lights invade your nights!

posted November 9th, 2009

The Lights tour kicks off today in Boston!

If you haven’t seen these righteous babes perform Rites live and in-person, this is your long awaited opportunity. It’s psychedelia in its most glamourous state.

Don’t just listen to us, see it for yourself in their video for “Fire Night” here directed by Lauryn Siegel. Lauryn’s goal of the video was to encapsulate the power and magic of their live show and analogue oil and water projections, which make Lights not only an aural, but visual illumination.

... (read more)

Artists in this story: Lights