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Archives for January 2011


Art Therapy, Trash Humped

posted January 28th, 2011

With all the garbage that regularly spews out of New York, you wouldn’t think painter Rita Ackermann would have to go all the way to Nashville for a trash fix. Then again, Harmony Korine does possess an extraordinary knowledge of refuse and the like. The two have teamed up for an installation at the Swiss Institute Contemporary Art New York, currently on exhibit under the name Shadowfux and based on the same shapeshifter-pagentry as Korine’s film Trash Humpers. The installation aims to “stalk the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Harmony Korine


Menthol Mountain Man

posted January 27th, 2011

Menthol mountains, menthol mountains... Cigarette brand you've never heard of? Well, it is if you're into smoking the freshly rolled prose of David Berman. Silver dude's got a new blog to keep up with the times, and he's posting regularly-- as in multiple times a day-- which is news, even if you already knew. Because in this day and age, unless you've got a healthy adderol prescription or limited choices due to strict parental control on your computer (how old are you, anyway? Didn't the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Silver Jews, David Berman


If Not Yet, Then When?

posted January 26th, 2011

Been to our web store? Not yet? Well, start off at the Monotonix page, guy! Grunge-mongers Monotonix are at it again, touring onwards and forever, in support of their newly greased long player, Not Yet. If you have not yet purchased this record, you better, as they're moving almost as quickly as the beads of sweat shaking from singer Ami's naked balls. If you're lucky enough to be on the left coast this Friday, January 28th, you can catch them play with Ty... (read more)

Artists in this story: Monotonix

The Drag City Newsletter/January 25, 2011

posted January 25th, 2011


Happy Next Year! There’s nothing really new about a new year, you know — we have a randomness with these sorts of delineations in our human world, with borders and time zones drawn over the face of the planet and a calendar grid superimposed over the endless and unknowable march of time. And yet — and this is the magic of our all-pervasive human way of life — these seemingly meaningless designations do eventually create a “vibe,” if you will; a... (read more)


Bill Callahan Is Reading Still

posted January 21st, 2011

In recent weeks you may have seen mention of Bill Callahan reading from his book, Letters To Emma Bowlcut, live and in person. As fans of Bill's singing live and on records, the man's got a rich warm baritone of a voice combined with utterly unique timing that uncovers the hilarious in the pathos like extracting diamonds from a rough! Yessir, he's a complete natural - well, as natural as a man can be who'd make something called Ballerina Scratchpad, at least. Anyway,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan



posted January 20th, 2011

O’rourke-Jim! Yes, our singer-songwriter-turned-soundtrack composer has added to his shelf of accolades with a best-music award for his score to the film Kaitanshi Jokei at the 65th annual Mainichi Film Awards. See, people are just stupid “” they think Jim’s over in Japan drinking saki and chasing women. That’s true, but that’s not all he’s doing. O’Rourke-san couldn’t live unless he was pumping out music of all kinds “” improvised, composed, pop, avant-, 21st century, etc “” at a prodigious rate. The records over the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Jim O'Rourke


Sick New Video From Sic(k) New Al(p)bum

posted January 18th, 2011

Wot, Seasonal Affected Disorder coming into full effect for you? Wondering if maybe you need a clinical getaway? Check yourself into Napa Asylum! Yes, Napa Asylum, the crisp new double (gatefold) LP from Sic Alps. On CD too, natch. The first Sic Alps album of all new material for Drag City, I said! G'Damn we're excited. To celebrate the occasion, in addition to shipping these big bad babies to stores and distributors world wide this week, plus assisting with a forthcoming USA tour, we... (read more)

Artists in this story: Sic Alps


Newsom Set To Conquer More Of Europe

posted January 14th, 2011

Bonjour, tout le monde. Yes, we are speaking directly to the center of the universe, France - because if they don’t hear at least un peau de their native tongue, they just won’t listen! And even if they do listen, they’re gonna argue. But Joanna Newsom is not afraid, she was born to do this. Tour France, that is. Can you be just as heroic? Vive les reves and all that at her shows in Nantes, Rouen and Bordeaux. Or in Spain, where she’s increasing... (read more)

Artists in this story: Joanna Newsom


Keeping Up With The "Sway"ing Jennifer Herrema

posted January 13th, 2011

Los Angeles, before you head to M Bar or whatever this Friday, head on over to the Volcom store on La Brea to check out legendary Drag City recording artist Jennifer Herrema as she jams with another singer of note: Wino, of metal monsters St. Vitus. The pair will be riffing on some classic Sticky Fingers-era Stones tunes.

Jennifer's been busy working on her full time gig as leader of RTX, slaving in the studio over tracks for a new album we've been promised for... (read more)

Artists in this story: RTX


Sacred Comic Meditation

posted January 11th, 2011

Father Yod’s Source Family story has been told in many ways -- most viscerally through the many musical recordings Ya Ho Wha 13 and its shifting incarnations produced and provided via open spiritual channels through the years. But as we’ve mentioned previously, the story is also communicated through various ritual (including a DVD!) and visual goods, including books and pamphlets. Nothing to date has so excited our six senses as the brand-new “Father Yod and the Source Brotherhood” comic book adventure, written by Isis... (read more)

Artists in this story: Children of the Sixth Root Race, YaHoWha 13, Father Yod & The Spirit of '76, Father Yod