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posted November 30th, 2010

Regular readers of this space are thoroughly aware of what the Israeli power trio Monotonix can do to move a crowd: they can literally move the crowd with the force of their convictions - their convictions and their hairy, sweaty bodies, which when thrust forth with the power of rock, can push an assemblage all the way across the room.

Part of this phenomenally moving ability can be explained by Monotonix's preference to set up their drums and guitar and vocal mic on the floor... (read more)


High Llamas say High

posted November 26th, 2010

Recent correspondence from Britain reports that the High Llamas chaps are quite busy! Busy writing and recording a new album for one, as well as just shoring up operations in general. Did you know you can get High Llamas updates directly from the band? ‘Tis true, and all you need do is have a glance at this link to find out how — there are a few options. Being so chuffed with the completion of a new album, the lads are playing live for the... (read more)

Artists in this story: The High Llamas, Sean O'Hagan


Do the Humpers!

posted November 23rd, 2010

This Thanksgiving, we cheerfully wish good times for all ! Let there be fun throughout the land and dancing - on Netflix's queue!

No, they're not dead yet - quite alive in fact, as it turns out: their campaign of censorship against the all-American entertainment known as Trash Humpers has breathed its last, thank Job. Now you can spend your holidays with Harmony Korine and his gang from the back streets of Anytown USA by pointing your clicker right here. Or refer yourselves to... (read more)


White Magic Bring White Winter to Europe

posted November 22nd, 2010

Fresh off some killer solo White Magic performances in southern California, Mira Billotte is cruising her orb 'cross the globe to exert forces on European soil, kicking off the first official White Magic tour in a couple years. What has she been up to, you ask? Well, we've asked the same on occasion; all we can assume is that she's been traversing the astral plane with sonic intentions since we released the Dark Stars EP. Yes, we've sensed new recordings-- songs from which White... (read more)

Artists in this story: White Magic


Just Another Day On Planet Joanna

posted November 19th, 2010

There's an old joke wherein a man is approached on the street near Carnegie Hall and asked, "Pardon me, sir -- how do I get to Carnegie Hall?" To which the asshole replies, "practice, practice, practice." If that's truly the case, then no one we know practices harder than Joanna Newsom. Our girl makes her Carnegie Hall debut on Tuesday, November 23rd, in support of her new (c'mon, anything from 2010 is still new! Slow down, interweb!) jam, Have One On Me. The show... (read more)

Artists in this story: Joanna Newsom


Lights R.I.P.

posted November 18th, 2010

Everyone is talking about Lights! Even "Sir" David Bowie's assistants! Thing he needs to know that they need to tell him (because otherwise how would he know?), as do all you friends and fans of Lights, is that the band has officially changed its name to Cliffie Swan. Lights haven't just gone out, they've been reborn! Here's hoping this will end all confusion between the Canadian musician Lights and the incredible talents of Sophia Knapp, Linnea Vedder and Alana Amram. These sultry ladies have been... (read more)

Artists in this story: Cliffie Swan

The Drag City Newsletter, November 17, 2010

posted November 17th, 2010


Nay, nay! It’s the end of the sales year as we know it. It’s the end of most of what we called 2010. It’s the end of the day. End of the week. End of that time of the month. Everything is always ending! And in the ending comes new beginning.

If it sounds like we’ve been reading too many of those Source books we’re now selling, so what if we are? We’re on the path for wisdom, and you... (read more)



posted November 12th, 2010

Sometimes I Wish We Were... more than a record label. Oh wait, we are! Aside from pushing records, we publish books, too! (..and make prints!) So what if there's some cross-pollination between who's writing our books and who's making our music? Just as it is with dogs, inbreeding keeps Drag City in the running for Best In Show each and every year. So of course we were as psyched as a bitch in heat (or wait - is she psyched? check into this... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan


An Accidental Party For An Accidental Joke

posted November 11th, 2010

Say, did we mention that Drag City is now selling art prints? Yeah, I think we did... but were you listening? Or more important, responding favorably? Hmmm, ok, that can be your little secret. Either way then, we won't feel bad about repeating ourselves. Drag City is indeed selling the The Accidental Joke, a print by Rose Lazar and Matteah Baim. And much like when a musical act from the Drag City roster has a record release show, Baim & Lazar are having a... (read more)

Artists in this story: Baim & Lazar



posted November 9th, 2010

Hot on the dusty and worn heels of his latest Drag City release Too Long In This Condition, Alasdair Roberts lets it ride TOPLESS in this new video for the song 'Under No Enchantment (But My Own)'. Talk about the stuff of myth! You never expected an 8 1/2 minute film to do you so good, but sometimes 8 1/2 minutes is all you need! If that doesn't satisfy you, catch Alasdair on his European tour (some dates with Joanna Newsom!) Make your tour... (read more)

Artists in this story: Alasdair Roberts