CD / Drag City / 2013-09-17Tracks: Sing, The; Javelin Unlanding; Small Plane; Spring; Ride My Arrow; Summer Painter; Seagull; Winter Road
Artists: Bill Callahan
Personnel: Bill Callahan (vocals, guitar); Matt Kinsey (guitar); Chojo Jacques (fiddle); Beth Galiger (flute); Jaime Zuverza (organ, Wurlitzer organ); Thor Harris (drums, congas, claves); Brian Beatti...continue...
CD / Drag City / 2013-09-17Tracks: Return of the Silkie; Iaqua; Sailor In the Sun; Loreilei; Hello Mister Drifter; Land Voyage; Guatemala; Rivers' Calling; Storm Over Paradise; And Back Again
Artists: Carol Kleyn
Liner Note Author: Carol Kleyn.
Photographer: Pat Dallas.
Issued in 1983, songwriter and harpist Carol Kleyns third recording, Return of the Silkie, takes her full-circle and then some. ...continue...
CD / Drag City / 2013-08-20Tracks: Sleeper; Keepers, The; Crazy; Man Man, The; She Don't Care; Come Outside; 6th Street; Sweet C.C.; Queen Lullabye; West, The
Artists: Ty Segall
Recording information: 515 Natoma St., San Francisco, CA (01/2013-03/2013).
If there was ever any question whether Ty Segall was at his creative peak, Sleeper, his tenth studio album in five ye...continue...
CD / Drag City / 2013-08-20Tracks: P.C.P. Crazy/Jaws; Hold Me Closer; And Suddenly; Going Nowhere; Flourish Wish; Untitled; Precious Little Time; Jaws II; Venom P. Stinger; Walking About; 26mg; Those Snakes; Before You Open My Eyes; H...
Artists: Venom P. Stinger
Personnel: Dugald Mackenzie (vocals); Mick Turner (guitar); Jim White (drums).
Recording information: Hot House (07/1986); K.A.J. Studios (07/1986); Silkwood Studios (07/1986); Stupid and Satur...continue...
CD / Drag City / 2013-07-16Tracks: Andy Is Making a Record; Andy and His Grandmother; Andy's Land Live; Andy Loves His Tape Recorder; Slice of Life; Andy Goes to the Movies; Kick in the Pants; Andy Can Talk to Animals; I'm Not Capable...
Artists: Andy Kaufman
Audio Mixer: Bram Meindersma.
Liner Note Author: Vernon Chatman.
Editor: Rodney Ascher.
Released nearly 30 years after his death, Andy Kaufman's "debut comedy album" Andy and His ...continue...
CD / Drag City / 2013-06-18Tracks: Deafer Than Blind; United States vs. One 1974 Cadillac el Dorado Sedan, The; Run, Shaker Life
Artists: Royal Trux
Personnel includes: David Pajo, Rian Murphy, John Theodore.
Personnel: Neil Michael Hagerty (vocals, guitar); Jennifer Herrema, Rian Murphy (vocals).
Recording information: 04/22/1998....continue...
CD / Drag City / 2013-05-21Tracks: Gun; Can't Fool Me Now; My Man; Second Chance Dreams; Woman and Man; All Night Long; No Scrubs; Could This Possibly Be?; What Can I Do?
Artists: Scout Niblett
Personnel: Scout Niblett (vocals, guitar, E-bow).
Audio Mixer: Scout Niblett.
Recording information: Cloud City Sound, Portland, OR (2011); New York, NY (2011); Type Foundry, Portland, O...continue...
CD / Drag City / 2013-05-21Tracks: Home; How Long In Time; Every Morning; Man the Messiah [Edit]; Godmen; Chant 10; Live Performance; I'm Gonna Take You Home; Chant 2; To the Principles For the Children; Expansion; Kahoutek; Penetrati...
Artists: Father Yod
Liner Note Author: Jodi Wille.
Editor: Dave Nuss.
Drag City has been committed to releasing unheard music by Father Yod & the Source Family's various musical incarnations since the issue...continue...
CD / Drag City / 2013-04-16Tracks: Plain Where the Palace Stood, The; I Started To Live When My Barber Died; Ornamental Hermit; First Salutation; Super-Adequate; Second Salutation; Hesitation Waltz, The; View of the Mesa, A; Abracadab...
Artists: David Grubbs
Recording information: Seaside Lounge, Brooklyn (03/2011-10/2012); Vox-Ton, Berlin (03/2011-10/2012); Seaside Lounge, Brooklyn (05/2012); Vox-Ton, Berlin (05/2012).
Photographer: Gonçalo F...continue...
CD / Drag City / 2013-03-19Tracks: Ghost Parade; Painting on a Corpse; Wray; Island Epiphany; Giant; Sexy Angle
Artists: Ensemble Pearl
Audio Mixer: Randall Dunn.
Recording information: Flash Studio, Shibuya (09/2009); Flash Studio, Shubuya, Japan (09/2009).
Arranger: Ensemble Pearl.
Ensemble Pearl came together t...continue...
CD / Drag City / 2013-03-19Tracks: Lolita; Mercury Retrograde; Rat Race; Dead Again; She Calms Me Down; Face Down; Harrowing Wind, The; Water On Mars; Mary Bumble Bee
Artists: Purling Hiss
Personnel: Mike Polizze (vocals, guitar); Mike Sneeringer (drums).
Recording information: Uniform Recording, Philadelphia, PA (2012).
Photographer: Tiffany Yoon.
Philly power trio...continue...
CD / Drag City / 2013-02-19Tracks: Built a Friend; Primetime Clown; Highlights; Electrico Northern; Street Craps; General Prologue, The; Green Limousine; Trashcan Bahamas
Artists: The Howling Hex
Ever one to challenge expectations, the Howling Hex album Neil Hagerty released in 2013 wasn't a retrospective; instead, The Best of the Howling Hex offered a parcel of new songs set to waltz and polk...continue...
CD / Drag City / 2013-01-22Tracks: Beware of Time; Lovers Sleep Abed Tonight; Shawnee Moon; Move on Down the Line; Song for Steven; Cocaine Lil; Alligator Man; Keep on Trying; New Zoot; Show Must Go On, The; Sky Is Not Blue Today, The...
Artists: Chris Darrow
Personnel: Chris Darrow (vocals, guitar, electric guitar, slide guitar, dobro, mandolin, fiddle, marimba, kalimba, triangle); Steve Cahill (vocals, guitar, autoharp); Ed Black (electric guitar, Hawaii...continue...
CD / Drag City / 2013-01-22Tracks: Merry Wake, The; Year of the Burning, The; Fusion of Horizons; Wheels of the World/The Conundrum, The; End of Breeding, The; Song Composed in December/The Bluebell Polka/Rap y Clychau Glâs; Brot...
Artists: Alasdair Roberts
It's been said that the compositions of Glasgow-based folk artist Alasdair Roberts sound as if they were written hundreds of years ago. This is certainly testament to the Will Oldham protégé...continue...
1 CD / Drag City / 2013-01-22Tracks: Farewell Sorrow; Join Our Lusty Chorus; Carousing; I Fell in Love; I Went Hunting; Down Where the Willow Wands Weep; When a Man's in Love He Feels No Cold; Come, My Darling Polly; Whole House Is Sing...
Artists: Alasdair Roberts
Personnel includes: Alasdair Roberts (vocals, acoustic & electric guitar, piano); Gareth Eggie (vocals, electric guitar, mandolin, melodica, glockenspiel); Bill Lowman (vocals, soprano guitar, bass, h...continue...
CD / Drag City / 2013-01-22Tracks: Rafflesia; Rainbow; Starship Narrator; My Rain; Shine; You Laughed Like a Water Mark; Fuzzy Reactor; Sweet Nø1; No Sleep Till I Become Hollow
Artists: Michio Kurihara/Boris (Japan)
Personnel: Michio Kurihara (guitar); Wata (glockenspiel); Takeshi (bass instrument); Atsuo (drums).
Recording information: Peace Music (01/2006-07/2006).
Photographer: Noriko Koshida....continue...
CD / Drag City / 2012-10-09Tracks: Thank God For Sinners; You're the Doctor; Inside Your Heart; Hill, The; Would You Be My Love; Ghost; They Told Me Too; Love Fuzz; Handglams; Who Are You; Gold On the Shore; There is No Tomorrow
Artists: Ty Segall
Audio Mixers: Ty Segall; Eric Bauer; Jesse Nichols.
Recording information: Bauer Mansion, San Francisco, CA (12/2011-04/2012).
Photographers: Annabel Mehran; Gillian Chaitlin.
CD / Drag City / 2012-10-09Tracks: Into; Western, The; Water Drum; Downtown Suburbia; Upside Down; Wallpaper; Purple Pussy; It's Cosy Inside; BB...!; Bird, The; No Man's Land; Marion; Did You See; Final Card; No More Telly; End of the...
Personnel: Mark Ives (vocals, guitar, clarinet); Clive Ives (violin, percussion, electronics).
Recording information: London.
Photographer: Joy Band.
A weird, wonderful album from...continue...
CD / Drag City / 2012-10-09Tracks: I'm Ready; Yellow Kid; Banana Question, The; Another Year; Juicy, Juicy, Juice; Liar; New Bones; Follow the Winner; Stevie
Artists: Royal Trux
Royal Trux: Neil Hagerty (vocals, guitar, kazoo, midi, bass, keyboards, pennywhistle, percussion, harmonica); Jennifer Herrema (vocals); Timothy McClain (synthesizer); Ken Nasta (floor tom, snare, cym...continue...
CD / Drag City / 2012-09-18Tracks: Idol's Eye; Vault, The; Silver Nile; Plugged Nickel; Majnun; Goodbye Mr. Gentry; Tres Hambres; Night Porter
Personnel: Richard Bishop , Ben Chasny (electric guitar); Chris Corsano (drums).
Recording information: Black Dirt Studio.
Photographer: Aylin Gungor.
Rangda are an instrumental p...continue...
CD / Drag City / 2012-09-18Tracks: Glyphs; God Bless Her, I Miss Her; Lazee Son; Polka Vat; Wake Up, It's Over II; Drink Up!; Thylacine Man; Moviehead; Rock Races; See You On the Slopes
Artists: Sic Alps
Personnel: Alisa Rose, Irene Sazer (violin); Jessica Ivry (cello).
Audio Mixer: Chris Woodhouse.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Douglas Armour; Mike Donovan ; Noel von Harmonson; Tim Hellman...continue...
CD / Drag City / 2012-09-18Tracks: Town; Grip; Like Wine; Treaty; Summum, The; And I
Artists: Sun Araw
CD / Drag City / 2012-08-21Tracks: Takin' the Time; Jethro; She Lost Her Crown; Sailor Take Me; Could Be Heaven; Tides and Crazy Moons; Missy Robin; Intermission; How Long Till Forever; Prayer
Artists: Carol Kleyn
Personnel: Carol Kleyn (vocals, harp, keyboards, kalimba, bells); Bob Hawkins (electric guitar); Bobby Brown (flute, harmonica, congas, timbales, background vocals); Hank Quinn (snare drum).
CD / Drag City / 2012-08-21Tracks: Waswasa; Close to the Sky; They Called You Near; Solar Ascent; One Thousand Birds; Your Ghost; Even If You Knew; Visions (From Io)
Artists: Six Organs of Admittance
Personnel: Ben Chasny (vocals, guitar); Ethan Miller (slide guitar); Ben Flashman (bass guitar); Utrillo Kushner (drums).
Recording information: Louder Studios, Grass Valley, CA (01/2012).
CD / Drag City / 2012-07-24Tracks: Addis; State of Non-Return; Gethsemane; Sinai; Haqq Al-Yaqin
Artists: Om (Rock)
Illustrator: David V. DAndrea....continue...
CD / Drag City / 2012-07-24Tracks: Rule of the Game, The; Find Me the Pulse of the Universe; Silent Spot; Auscultation To the Nation; There is a Price To Pay For Freedom (and It Isn't Security); Moi Sans Zach; Between Earth and Heaven...
Artists: Laetitia Sadier
Recording information: Aquaserge Studio, Toulouse, France (02/2012); Église St. Blaise, Verfeil, France (02/2012); Nada Studio, Chicago, IL (02/2012); Revolver USA (02/2012); Soma (02/2012); Aqua...continue...
CD / Drag City / 2012-07-24Tracks: I Don't Belong to Anyone; Beast for Thee; No Gold Digger; After I Made Love to You; I See a Darkness; Three Questions
Artists: Bonnie "Prince" Billy
Trying to find reason or motive in Will Oldham's always odd career trajectory is a fool's errand. From the very beginning, Oldham has befuddled his critics and fans alike with strange decisions that f...continue...
CD / Drag City / 2012-06-19Tracks: Love's a Rondo; Iron Pigs; Opium Den/Fade To Blue; Walking Robin; Open Air; Gypsum
Artists: Blues Control
Personnel: Russ Waterhouse (guitar, synthesizer, tapes); Lea Cho (piano, keyboards, percussion).
Recording information: Black Dirt Studio (2011).
Blues Control's continuing transmogrific...continue...
CD / Drag City / 2012-06-19Tracks: Canada; Walnut Falcon; September 1999; SVM F.T. Troops; Unchained Melody; Secret Knowledge of Back Roads; I Love the Rights; Jackson Nightz; War in Apartment 1812; West S; You Can't Trust It to Remai...
Artists: Silver Jews
Personnel: Hazel Figurine, D.C. Berman (vocals, guitar); Bobby N. (drums).
Recording information: Along The Shores Of The Secretary 200 Studios, Morgan C (07/1992).
Early Times, which co...continue...
CD / Drag City / 2012-05-22Tracks: Shook; Road Dog; Beat; Twice The Life; Powder; Out Of My Mind; High Way; Weird Mirror; Lazy Slave; [Untitled Track]
Artists: Dope Body
Recording information: The Magpie Cage.
Illustrator: Jessica Soulen.
Dope Body's second album finds the Baltimore quartet doing the kind of thing that's both thoroughly expected -- young...continue...
CD / Drag City / 2012-04-24Tracks: Time; I Am Not a Game; Easy Ryder; Black Glove/Rag, The; Crybaby; (I Can't) Get Around You; Scissor People; Tongues
Artists: Ty Segall/White Fence
Photographer: Ruthie Swanson.
San Franciscan wunderkind Ty Segall follows the kind of prolific tendencies of his 2010s neo-garage punk crew (Thee Oh Sees, Kurt Vile, Sic Alps) by churning out d...continue...
CD / Drag City / 2012-03-27Tracks: Mìle Marbhphaisg air a' Ghaol [A Thousand Curses on Love]; Laird o' the Drum, The; Làrach do Thacaidean [The Prints of Your Tackety Boots]; Never Wed an Old Man; E Ho Leigein [E Ho My Pet];...
Artists: Mairi Morrison/Alasdair Roberts
Personnel: Mairi Morrison (vocals); Alasdair Roberts (vocals, guitar); Alastair Caplin (mandolin, fiddle); Peter Nicholson (cello); Allan MacDonald (flute, whistle, small pipes); Mike Hastings (harmon...continue...
CD / Drag City / 2012-03-06Tracks: More Brother Rides; Viva Ultra; Brute Choir, The; Mountain Low, The; Tonight's Decision (And Hereafter); Work Hard/Play Hard; New Partner; Cat's Blues; We All, Us Three, Will Ride; Old Jerusalem
Artists: Palace Music
Palace Music: Will Oldham (vocals, guitar); Bryan Rich (guitar); Liam Hayes (piano, organ); Ned Oldham (bass, slide guitar, background vocals); Jason Loewenstein (drums, background vocals).
CD / Drag City / 2012-03-06Tracks: Agnes, Queen of Sorrow; Untitled; Winter Lady; Christmastime in the Mountains; All Gone, All Gone; Werner's Last Blues to Blockbuster
Artists: Palace Songs/Palace Songs
Palace Songs: Will "Push" Oldham (vocals, guitar, bass); Liam Hayes (electric guitar, piano, organ); Sean O'Hagan (piano, background vocals); Rian Murphy (drums, background vocals); Rob Allum (drums);...continue...
CD / Drag City / 2012-02-28Tracks: Furnace Skies; Sometimes I Forget You've Gone; Moon on the Land; Rising Below; Pier, The; Rain Song; That Was Was; Ashen Snow; You Greet Her Ghost
Artists: Dirty Three
Personnel: Mick Turner (guitars, keyboards); Warren Ellis (violin, keyboards); Jim White (drums).
Audio Mixer: Casey Rice.
Recording information: Headgap; Sing sing.
CD / Drag City / 2012-02-28Tracks: Kumano Codex, Pt. 1; Eye Tracking Test; Kumano Codex, Pt. 2; Kumano Codex, Pt. 3; Kumano Codex, Pt. 4; Kumano Codex, Pt. 5; Aiki No Okami
Artists: Masaki Batoh
Recording information: Tokyo (06/2011).
Photographer: Minoru Tsuyuki.
Brain Pulse Music, by Masaki Batoh (leader of Japan's experimental rock band Ghost), is more than likely the most en...continue...
CD / Drag City / 2012-02-28Tracks: Glasses High; Right Place, The; Into the Waves; Spiderweb; Looking Into Another Day; Close To Me; Evermore; Nothing To Lose; Weeping Willow; In Paper
Artists: Sophia Knapp
Lyricist: Sophia Knapp.
Personnel: Sophia Knapp (vocals, guitar); Eric Gorman, "Bassy" Bob Brockman, Robert "Chicken" Burke (percussion).
Audio Mixer: Eric Gorman.
CD / Drag City / 2012-01-31Tracks: [Untitled] - Free Agents; [Untitled] - Free Agents; [Untitled] - Free Agents; [Untitled] - Free Agents; Sky Yen, Pt. 1 - Pete Shelley; Sky Yen, Pt. 2 - Pete Shelley; [Untitled] - Sally Smmit & Her Mu...
Artists: Various Artists
Prior to forming his band the Buzzcocks, Pete Shelley released avant-garde pieces on his short-lived Groovy label. The Total Groovy features four underground albums from the mid-'70s, with each of its...continue...
CD / Drag City / 2012-01-31Tracks: Mirror Phase, The; New World, The; Judah and the Maccabees; Blue Moon; Great Wall, The; I Dreamed of the Caucasus; Don't Forget; Tanka; Eulogy to Lenny Bruce
Artists: Damon & Naomi/Ghost (Experimental Rock)
Damon & Naomi: Damon Krukowski (vocals, acoustic guitar, drums); Naomi Yang (vocals, harmonium, bass).
Ghost: Masaki Batoh (acoustic guitar); Michio Kurihara (electric guitar); Kazuo Ogino (key...continue...
CD / Drag City / 2012-01-31Tracks: It's Cool; TV Trouble; Acid Song; Hot STupid; RTX Go-Go; Do It; Rad Times; My House; Foxy Playground; Earthquake; Overpass; Nightwalker; Killer Weed
Artists: Black Bananas
When a band changes its name years into its existence, it usually implies a break with the past. Not so for Jennifer Herrema and crew, who go deeper into their own mythology on their first album as Bl...continue...
CD / Drag City / 2012-01-31Tracks: On Tour; Father's Day; I Stand On A Roof; In The Yard; On A Cut Hill; Kicking The Ball; May 21, 2009; Thinking Big; Wandering The Block; Evidence, The; It's Man Or Mouse Now; I Dreamed
Artists: Neal Morgan
CD / Drag City / 2011-12-06Tracks: Reception; Brunette Roulette; Play This When You Feel Low; Game of Dice, A
Artists: The Howling Hex
Recording information: Sonicranch, Tornillo, TX (07/2011).
Arranger: Neil Michael Hagerty.
Four years after Earth Junk, the Howling Hex returned with Wilson Semiconductors, an exercise i...continue...
CD / Drag City / 2011-11-08Tracks: Wild White; West Hartford; Dead Medicine; City Streets; Through the Trees; Partin Wayz; Thread; Solar System; Bees; More Than Alive
Artists: 200 Years
Personnel: Elisa Ambrogio (vocals, guitar, electric guitar, harmonium, organ, percussion); Benjamin Chasny (guitars, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, harmonium, chamberlin, background vocals)....continue...
CD / Drag City / 2011-11-08Tracks: Starting Over; Screams of Terror; Reach for the Fire; Christmas Shopping; Cannabinol: The Elation; Job's Revenge; Lonely Ecstasy; Candlelight; March of the Insects; I've Been Thinking
Personnel: Ron Sparks (percussion).
Originally released in 1984, Dwarr's debut album, the oddly titled Starting Over, is a heavy metal artifact that's unlike any other with a legend that's as s...continue...
CD / Drag City / 2011-10-04Tracks: No Match; New Whaling; Time to Be Clear; New Tibet; Black Captain; Cows; There Will Be Spring; Quail and Dumplings; We Are Unhappy; Night Noises
Artists: Bonnie "Prince" Billy
Personnel: Shahzad Ismaily (vocals, guitar, percussion); Ben Boye (vocals, electric piano, pump organ, synthesizer); Angel Olsen (vocals); Emmett Kelly (guitar); Van Campbell (drums, percussion).
CD / Drag City / 2011-09-20Tracks: Babyon; Stars Climb Up the Vine; Share; Even Rain; Friends; Beatles and the Stones; Finder, The; Land Turned Over, The; Stream; Song for Next Summer
Artists: Meg Baird
Personnel: Marc Orleans (dobro).
Audio Mixer: Brian McTear.
Recording information: Minor Street, Philadelphia, PA.
Photographer: Aaron Igler.
Since Espers' Meg Baird releas...continue...
CD / Drag City / 2011-09-20Tracks: WUJ; This Is the Best; Adam Roberts; On the Rise; OJ
Audio Mixers: Cave; Benjamin Balcom.
Built through careful repetition and patience, Cave deliver another blast of obsessive, motoric psychedelia on Neverendless. In a lot of ways, the band is r...continue...
CD / Drag City / 2011-08-23Tracks: January; Letter; Days Hang Heavy; Palace; Talk Me Down; Wrong Side of Yesterday; Crooked Way; This Song
Artists: P.G. Six
Personnel: Pat Gubler (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Bob Bannister (vocals, guitar); Debby Schwartz (vocals); Robert Dennis (drums).
Recording information: OK Records, Nyack, NY; Seaside Lounge, ...continue...
CD / Drag City / 2011-07-19Tracks: Love's Goin' 'Round; Baby Come Close; Blackbird; Ode to the Monarch; Street Song; Oo Like the Mountain; Love Has Made Me Stronger; Well Glory Be; Mountain Child; Come on Babe Let's Dance; You Know I ...
Artists: Carol Kleyn
Liner Note Author: Carol Kleyn.
Recording information: Captain Audios Music Farm, Seattle, Wash.
Photographers: Daniel Grogan; Douglas Miller; Francis Mario Vasapolli; Mark Kreher; Tom U...continue...
CD / Drag City / 2011-06-21Artists: The Howling Hex