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THE SOUND OF THE MARKETPLACE

posted February 20th, 2024

Today, the legendary drummer Jim White shares his second second single and video, “Marketplace”, off his upcoming debut solo album All Hits: Memories(out March 29). “Marketplace” further illuminates Jim’s headfirst dive into pairing synthesized tracks against his unmistakable drumming, a practice heard first on last month’s lead single, “Names Make the Name”.
 
The tapping of the hi-hat, like signals from typewriters and stock tickers of old, sets the tone for “Marketplace.” Jim sprays staccato energy across the kit,... (read more)

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ENTER LOCUST LAND

posted February 13th, 2024

Bill MacKay and Drag City are delirious with pride to announce the discovery of a new territory: Locust Land, the Chicago-based renaissance musician’s transcendent and singular new solo album due for release May 24, 2024. Alongside the album announcement, Bill is sharing the album’s lead single, “When I Was Here”, with its accompanying video and a tour commencing in June.

“When I Was Here”, featuring Mikel Patrick Avery on percussion and Sam Wagster on bass, is a surging, blistering, blues-inflected jam with a... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill MacKay

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THE CHOIR SURROUNDING LAETITIA

posted February 5th, 2024


Today, Laetitia Sadier issues “Who + What”, the third and final single for her new album, Rooting For Love, her first solo album in seven years, out February 23rd via Drag City.
 
Alongside Rooting For Love’s two previously-released singles (“Une Autre Attente” and “Panser L’inacceptable”), “Who + What” is meant as nothing less than transformational sonic balm to aid the evolution of Earth’s traumatized civilizations. The song is a gently percolating Q&A led by Laetitia’s implacable vocal presence,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Laetitia Sadier

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DANCE WITH ME, CHILDREN'S HOUR!

posted February 1st, 2024

Last month, The Children’s Hour were pleased to announceGoing Home, their unlikely and long journeyed sophomore album, set to arrive February 23rd. Today, the band is sharing the album’s second single, the jubilant “Dance With Me”. Listen here!

Discussing the single, David Pajo offers, "“Dance With Me" might well be my favorite song on Going Home. It documents a sweet moment I think we all can relate with.” Bar called the tune “A dance song for reluctant wallflowers.”

Going Home shows... (read more)

Artists in this story: The Children's Hour