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Drag City (Record label)
Drag City is a Chicago-based record label, founded in 1989 by Dan Koretzky and Dan Osborn. It is specialized in indie rock and folk.
Drag City in Reviews
Music Review | posted 14.06.2021
Mind Maintenance
Mind Maintenance
Joshua Abrams and Chad Taylor take gimbri and mbira in hand and practice serenity under the name Mind Maintenance.
Music Review | posted 27.08.2015
Natural Information Society & Bitchin Bajas
Automaginary
The collaboration with Natural Information Society that led to »Automaginary« is a blessing for Bitchin Bajas. It’s as if they’ve let the stoned Genie out of the bong.
Music Review | posted 28.01.2014
Al Cisneros
Toward Nazareth
There’s something mysterious about this record: Cisneros’ effortlessness and his cool attitude on the one hand and the implied significance and his overall precision on the other hand cancel each other out. Trying to figure out Al Cisneros isn’t easy.
Music Review | posted 22.01.2014
Jim Woehrle & Michael Yonkers
Borders Of My Mind
Recorded in 1974 and now re-released by Drag City: Jim Woehrle and Michael Yonkers and their »buddy-record« called »Borders Of My Mind«.
Music Review | posted 07.08.2013
Bitchin Bajas
Bitchitronics
Bitchin Bajas are defoliating their sounds until their ambient starts to breathe. Unfortunately, the rapid overuse of guitar- and flute-notes can come accross as somewhat out of place.
Music Review | posted 22.11.2012
Tony Caro & John
Blue Clouds
Drag City is releasing rare material by an almost forgotten Psych-Folk-Band from the 1970s. It really is quite a hit!
Music Review | posted 19.09.2012
Sic Alps
Sic Alps
Something special must be in the air of San Francisco’s rehearsal rooms for such great garage-rock to keep coming from the former hippie-stronghold.
Music Review | posted 14.05.2012
Sophia Knapp
Into The Waves
The battle between artist and world, between authenticity and fake, between irony and sincerity, between reviewer and text remains undecided.
Music Review | posted 30.11.2011
Bonnie »Prince« Billy
Wolfroy Goes To Town
For years, Bonnie »Prince« Billy has been releasing his music on a constantly high level. His 21st record is no exception there. Nope, really, not at all.
Music Review | posted 06.08.2011
Ty Segall
Goodbye Bread
Ty Segall is one of the most productive musicians in the Indie-Rock scene. Luckily, there are no signs of wear to be detected. Quite the opposite, as he proves on Goodbye Bread.
Recent Articles
Music Column | posted 23.09.2021
Records Revisited
Primal Scream – Screamadelica (1991)
1991 – what a year for rock music. The albums by Nirvana, Soundgarden and Red Hot Chili Peppers released September 24, 1991 made rock become popular again. But »Screamadelica« by Primal Scream changed the whole genre.
Music Essay | posted 22.09.2021
The Beat Era in the GDR
Hostile takeover
Records from the Amiga label are widely available in Germany. In addition to pressings of international stars such as Michael Jackson, the Beatles or Bob Dylan, there was also a lot of music from the GDR itself that was released. Some of it is worth to be rediscovered.
Music Column | posted 24.09.2021
Records Revisited
A Tribe Called Quest – Low End Theory (1991)
It doesn’t get much better than that. At the beginning of the 1990s, A Tribe Called Quest brought the flow to the point with their second album »The Low End Theory«. Without aggressive male poses, but with jazz, breaks and vibe.
Music News | posted 06.09.2021
Ulrich Schnauss & Mark Peters
Exclusive Edition: »Destiny Waiving«
»Destiny Waiving«, the third collaboration between Ulrich Schnauss and Mark Peters, is scheduled for release on Bureau B on September 24. Exclusively on HHV Records the record will be available in a limited colored vinyl edition.
Music Review | posted 16.09.2021
Jolly Mare
Epsilon
Mediterranean summer music: You have to imagine the sea of Jolly Mare on »Epsilon« as a cheerful one.