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Elisa Ambrogio Plays Beerland on Sunday in Support of New Album

You might recognize the name Elisa Ambrogio as a member of the Magik Markers, a prolific Connecticut-based band that toured with Sonic Youth and later released material on Thurston Moore’s label, Ecstatic Peace….

Album Review: Ty Segall – Manipulator

At summer’s unofficial close, Drag City cranked out yet another Ty Segall album, Manipulator. Since 2008, Segall has stayed monumentally busy, pushing out at least one album per year. And what’s even more…

Yonatan Gat’s Transfixing Show at Seattle’s Sunset Tavern

Yonatan Gat’s set at Seattle’s Sunset Tavern last week was a surprise musical miracle. Gat was a member of underground garage rock band Monotonix from Tel Aviv, Israel. I was clueless about Yonatan…

New Track: Laetitia Sadier – “Then, I Will Love You Again”

New single from former Stereolab singer Laetitia Sadier, “Then, I Will Love You Again” sits nicely with a plucky bassline groove and punchy drums, certainly holding onto its Stereolab influences.  This track gives me…

Album Review: New Bums – Voices in a Rented Room

The compilation Ben Chasney and Donovan Quinn create as New Bums on their debut album, Voices in a Rented Room is as well matched as stale cigarettes and a heavy pour of whiskey…

Dead Rider Shares Video for Experimental Pop Track “Blank Screen”

Dead Rider’s song “Blank Screen” builds slowly, stuttering, clicking, and buzzing through the introductory phases until it swells to throbbing, hard-hitting highs. Synths whine, the drums are relentless, and frontman Todd Rittman belts…

Ty Segall Performs New Album Sleeper at Mohawk Tuesday August 27th

Those of you who were at Ty Segall’s last sold out show at Mohawk along with us know what a blistering performance the psychedelic rocker can put on. So, we’re betting you’ll be…

Album Review: Scout Niblett – It’s Up to Emma

Scout Niblett’s newest effort It’s Up To Emma, out now on Drag City, presents a collection of raw, sparse, and eerie electric folk songs that sprawl out in moody tendrils. For those unfamiliar…

Scout Niblett Announces Tour, New Album Out This Week

As a follow up to her new album It’s Up to Emma, released this week on Drag City Records, Scout Niblett has announced a string of stateside dates to follow a series of performances…

Scout Niblett Shares “Gun” Video Ahead of Upcoming LP

Scout Niblett will release “It’s Up To Emma” on May 21st on the Drag City imprint. “Gun” is the opening cut from the album, featuring sparse and haunting guitar and vocals. Whimsical and…

Ty Segall Shares Trailer for New Album

The simple acoustic chords that eventually float forward over scenes of Ty Segall sleeping in various locations in the trailer for his newly announced and forthcoming album come as something of a surprise. Will Sleeper,…

Bill Callahan at Central Presbyterian Church Live Review

I wrote in my preview of Saturday’s show that Bill Callahan was a too-often forgotten treasure of the Austin area, a fact bolstered by his intimate and impeccable performance at Central Presbyterian Church…

Show Preview: Bill Callahan at Central Presbyterian Church

Perhaps attributable to his reclusive nature to avoid the spotlight, it seems that Austin sometimes forgets that we have a priceless treasure in songwriter Bill Callahan calling the Austin area his home. After his…

Album Review: David Grubbs – The Plain Where the Palace Stood

Rarely does a title so perfectly evoke the quality of an album’s sound, imagery, and motifs as does the title of the new album from multi-instrumentalist David Grubbs, released this week on the…

Blues Control Live at Holy Mountain in Austin

Drag City is a label that has become prominent for working with indie darlings like Bill Callahan (Smog) and Joanna Newsom. However, fans forget that the label has a far more experimental leaning….

Show Preview: Blues Control Scratches Your Experimental Itch Saturday at Holy Mountain

Blues Control can be beautiful and delicate or thunderously distorted as they deliver their experimental brand and instrumental post-rock. What further interests me is the band’s affiliation with the renowned Drag City, who continue…

Blues Control Releases New Video Ahead of Tour

On their track “Opium Den/Fade to Blue,” Blues Control have a unique take on psychedelic that diverges from most contemporary bands that use that descriptor. The song meanders through new age sounds as a…

Video: Ty Segall – “Thank God for Sinners”

To celebrate the advent of his Twins tour, psychedelic rocker Ty Segall has released a video for album track “Thank God for Sinners.” Although the video seems to be safe for work, it…

Album Stream: Azita – Year

Although not entirely eschewing elements of punk such as distorted guitars, Azita’s new 8-song album Year, out today on Drag City, employs aspects more traditional and beautiful such as careful piano beneath gorgeous vocals….

Video: Ty Segall – “The Hill”

We already brought you a track review for Ty Segall’s “The Hill” from his forthcoming record Twins out October 9th on Drag City. Now, you have a visual companion. The video is just as…

New Track: “The Hill” – Ty Segall

As we previously reported, psychedelic and prolific mastermind Ty Segall has yet another new album coming out on the heels of his recent release, which dropped just last month. Twins is due out…

Six Organs of Admittance Preps Album, Shares New Single

Six Organs of Admittance will return on August 21st with Ascent, due out on Drag City. Today, the band issued a new single from that album. This second album cut,  “One Thousand Birds,” is an…

Video: Laetitia Sadier – “The Rule of the Game”

All things must come to an end. However, it’s always nice when that ending turns into a beautiful new beginning. Stereolab’s Laetitia Sadier has a solo album that just dropped on July 24th…

Faun Fables Announces Fall Tour

Strange, traditional folk and storytelling duo Faun Fables will hit the road for an extensive tour this fall, taking their whole family along for the ride. Dawn McCarthy, one half of the duo…

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