Axis Sova’s Motor Earth is aptly titled; the strongest evocations of this music are open road biker boogie and cosmic 1970s space noodling. Hawkwind…Read More
Drag City is a Chicago-based independent record label. It was established with a Royal Trux release in 1990 in Chicago, Illinois by Dan Koretzky and Dan Osborn.
Drag City specializes in experimental indie rock acts. Among the bands that have released material on Drag City are Cave, Joanna Newsom, Pavement Royal Trux, Cynthia Dall, Faun Fables, Scott Walker, Bill Callahan, Will Oldham (Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Palace Music, etc.), Weird War, Dope Body, Stereolab, Jim O’Rourke, Six Organs of Admittance, Loose Fur, Scout Niblett, David Grubbs, U.S. Maple, Alasdair Roberts, Neil Michael Hagerty, The Howling Hex, Ghost, Flying Saucer Attack, Movietone, The Fucking Champs, Papa M, Pearls and Brass, White Magic, The Renderers, Espers, Silver Jews, Monotonix, Nig-Heist, Michael Yonkers, The Red Krayola, Om, Sic Alps, Edith Frost, Magik Markers, Ty Segall, Sun Araw, Baby Dee and William Basinski. In recent years, they have expanded their catalog to include alternative comedy releases, with recent outputs from Fred Armisen and Neil Hamburger, among others, and reissues, notably by Gary Higgins and Death.
Drag City’s first release, ‘DC1’, was the single “Hero Zero” by Royal Trux.
The label released the US version of Scott Walker’s Tilt in 1997, after the label approached him wishing to give the album a US release. Walker described releasing the album on the indie as “an experiment”
Several Drag City albums have been licensed to Domino Records for British release.
Axis: Sova began as the one-man operation of Chicago-based Brett Sova, but after touring as a band the last two years, Motor Earth demanded…Read More
September 16th sees the release of Tim Presley’s (Drinks, White Fence, Darker my love) forthcoming full-length The WiNK. He recently dropped the single off…Read More
On the cover, a bare chest and bits of bodies sketched in jagged lines of black and white. Inside, in full calour, we find…Read More
It’s been a while since Wand have dropped a new record or video! 250 whole days have come and gone since the release of…Read More
Ever since the opening strums of 2007’s “No One Can Drag Me Down”, Welsh singer-songwriter Cate Le Bon has built a steady group of…Read More
Neil Michael Hagerty and The Howling Hex and Fred Armisen have teamed up for a video. Comedian/actor/musician Armisen and Haggerty, recently journeyed to Iceland,…Read More
With her fourth coming release Crab Day due for release on April 15th, via Drag city, Cate Le Bon has released a video to…Read More
Drag City has announced that Cate Le Bon will release her fourth album, Crab Day, on April 15th. From Cate: “Crab Day was lovingly…Read More
The latest collection from Will Oldham’s Bonnie “Prince” Billy isn’t exactly a new offering from the folk singer-songwriter but a sparse Americana tribute to…Read More
Ty Segall is one of the most prolific and identifiable figures of the modern day garage rock scene, so much so that it isn’t…Read More
It’s been a quite a ride leading into the release of Ty Segall’s new album, Emotional Mugger! Beginning with random receipts of a rare…Read More