Drag City shorts


A collection of music shorts from the mighty Drag City label.

Among the bands that have released material on Drag City are Cave, Joanna Newsom, Pavement,[1] Royal Trux, Cynthia Dall, Faun Fables, Scott Walker, Bill Callahan, Will Oldham , Jim O’Rourke, Six Organs of Admittance, Loose Fur, Scout Niblett, David Grubbs, U.S. Maple, Alasdair Roberts, Papa M, Pearls and Brass, White Magic, The Renderers, Espers, Silver Jews, Monotonix, Nig-Heist, Michael Yonkers, The Red Krayola, Om, Sun Araw, Baby Dee and William Basinski.


Dope Body new album streaming and reviews



Photo credit: Angel Ceballos

 Hailing from Baltimore, Dope Body, will be bringing their brand of noise rock to Supersonic Festival this October. The four piece’s latest album ‘Natural History’ (named in homage to the grubby basement location where the band first started) has just recently been released on the Drag City label, which describes the band as having a “primal hardcore thrash vibe”.

Sound interesting? Well, reviews of their new release have been trickling in from all over the place and so far it seems people rather like it. Here’s a couple of reviews to get you all excited and you can also stream the new album in full over at Spin (link below):

“…a whale of a record” – Spin (Spin is currently streaming Natural History in full here)

“By deconstructing some of heavy rock’s tendencies, they manage to underline the convivial feeling that should be inherent in dancing like a fool in the middle of a moshpit” –  Tiny Mix Tapes

“…Natural History, which combines the disintegration rock of U.S. Maple with the where-did-those-come-from? hooks of Meanderthal-era Torche.” – City Paper