Drag City

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Drag City is a Chicago-based independent record label. It was established with a Royal Trux release in 1989 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 Pavement, Royal Trux, Cynthia Dall, Faun Fables, Neil Hamburger, Smog, Will Oldham, Weird War, Jim O’Rourke, Loose Fur, 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, Espers, Silver Jews, Joanna Newsom, RTX and Edith Frost. In recent years, they have expanded their catalog to include alternative comedy releases, with recent outputs from Fred Armisen and Neil Hamburger, among others

Drag City’s first release, ‘DC1’, was the single ‘Hero Zero’ by Royal Trux.

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  • YorkNew

    Great, but they don't have artists on spotify.

    April 2013
  • taskerov

    My favorite label. Exited to see Neil Hagerty (Royal Trux, Howling Hex) at The Bowery Electric this Thursday!

    March 2013
  • Randwer

    Drag City is an awesome label indeed. Scout Niblett<3, Joanna Newsom<3, Lætitia Sadier<3, Om<3, Faun Fables<3

    January 2013
  • shobhnaguerin

    my favourite. <3

    September 2010
  • kisVinny

    awesome!

    July 2010
  • Ursulabear

    BEST LABEL EVAH!!!!!

    March 2010
  • ThousandBPM

    My favorite label of all times. I mean, Jim O'Rourke, Gastr del Sol, SOOA, Edith Frost, David Grubbs, Red Krayola, Flying Saucer Attack, Smog, Joanna Newsom. Just too much!

    February 2010
  • peter21

    Flying Saucer Attack; Chorus and Smog; Julius Caesar were two big records for me as a kid. Drag City.

    December 2009
  • miles_of_smiles

    Hello all - Meg Baird (Espers) is playing with Jack Rose at Cecil Sharp House in London on Sunday 8th November. http://www.last.fm/event/1167018+Jack+Rose+at+Cecil+Sharp+House+on+8+November+2009 Also upcoming: 04/12/09 Six Organs of Admittance/Voice of the Seven Woods +1 tbc, Bush Hall; 17/12/09 Tall Firs/ Hush Arbors/Dean McPhee, Cafe Oto; http://www.milesofsmiles.co.uk

    October 2009
  • SonnyJoeFoxx

    Hey Drag City!

    June 2009
  • nextdoor

    puuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurrrrfect. pussy willo. dress on a string.

    August 2008
  • sunbeep

    HEYHEY HEY :-! I think you might like the group PERMANENT FATAL ERROR, a project by Olivier Manchion (Ulan bator, Faust, Damo Suzuki's Network...). Please feel free to join! All the best - Pfe ;) http://www.last.fm/group/Permanent+Fatal+Error

    December 2007
  • bainer

    thank you drag city

    October 2007
  • MagnusFuhr

    i. I think you have a nice taste of music. :-) If you like you could listen to some of my music. You can find it on http://magnusfuhr.mymusic.dk/ or you can tjek out my home page http://www.magnusfuhr.com. Or shearh for it on last.fm. I'm inspired by Smog, Howe Gelb, Songs Ohia, Ben Weaver, Leonard Cohen. If You don't now Ben Weaver i think it somethink for you as well. :-) good luck

    January 2007
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