Bands/Musicians Drag City Complete Artist Roster

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List of Drag City artists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This Drag City roster includes both past and present artists. Popular Drag City bands and artists are all listed here with information such as what genre the bands fall under and what albums they're known for. If you're looking for any of these Drag City band's full discographies then click on their name and you can find them here on Ranker. The artists and bands on this list might be pop, rap, rock, electronic or any other genre, but what they all have in common is that they were signed by Drag City.

This list below has a variety of artists, like Pavement and Jeff Tweedy, in it.

This page can help answer questions like, "Who are the best Drag City bands?" and "Which artists are signed by Drag City?"

If any musical artists are missing from this Drag City artists list, you can add them at the bottom of the list. (32 items)

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Alasdair Roberts is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Drag City Complete Artist Roster
Folk music, Indie rock Alasdair Roberts is a Scottish folk musician. He released a number of albums under the name Appendix Out and, following the 2001 album The Night is Advancing, under his own name. Roberts was ...more

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Ben Chasny is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Drag City Complete Artist Roster
Psychedelic folk, Indie rock, Psychedelic rock Ben Chasny is an indie rock and psych folk guitarist. His primary projects are Six Organs of Admittance and Comets on Fire. He made his recording debut in 1996 with his heavy, free rock project ...more

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Bill Callahan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Drag City Complete Artist Roster
Alternative country, Lo-fi music, Underground music Bill Callahan is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist who has also recorded and performed under the band name Smog. Callahan began working in the lo-fi genre of underground rock, with ...more

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Brightblack Morning Light is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Drag City Complete Artist Roster
Folk rock, Freak folk, Funk Brightblack Morning Light is a band which formed in Northern California by Nathan Shineywater & pianist Rachael Hughes, both of whom are from Alabama. The band has been "linked to a ...more

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Conny Plank is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Drag City Complete Artist Roster
Krautrock, New Wave, Electronic music Konrad "Conny" Plank was a German record producer and musician. He was born in Hütschenhausen. His creativity as a sound engineer and producer helped to shape many innovative ...more

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David Berman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Drag City Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Indie rock David Berman is an American poet, cartoonist, and singer-songwriter best known for his work with indie-rock band the Silver Jews.

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Dieter Moebius is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Drag City Complete Artist Roster
Krautrock, New Age music, Electronic music Dieter Moebius is a German/Swiss experimental/krautrock/ambient/electronic musician. Moebius studied art in Brussels and Berlin and met there Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Conrad Schnitzler. They ...more

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Espers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Drag City Complete Artist Roster
Psychedelic folk, Rock music, Folk music Espers is a psych folk band from Philadelphia that is part of the emerging indie folk scene. They formed in 2002 as a trio of singer-songwriter Greg Weeks, Meg Baird and Brooke Sietinsons but ...more

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Faun Fables is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Drag City Complete Artist Roster
Psychedelic folk, Experimental classical music, Experimental music Faun Fables is an American band from Oakland, California. Faun Fables is a concept and vehicle for Dawn McCarthy, who was inspired to write the original material while traveling after leaving ...more

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Ghost is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Drag City Complete Artist Roster
Avant-progressive rock, Psychedelic folk, Experimental rock Ghost was an experimental rock group formed in Tokyo, Japan, in 1984.

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Ian Svenonius is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Drag City Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Soul music, Punk rock Ian F Svenonius is an American musician, notable as the singer of various Washington, D.C.-based bands including Nation of Ulysses, The Make-Up, Weird War, and Chain and The Gang. Between his ...more

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Imitation Electric Piano is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Drag City Complete Artist Roster
Post-rock, Indie rock Imitation Electric Piano is a British post-rock band, formed in 1999 by Stereolab bassist Simon Johns and Andrew Blake on guitar.

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Jeff Tweedy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Drag City Complete Artist Roster
Alternative rock, Alternative country Jeffrey Scot "Jeff" Tweedy is an American songwriter, musician, record producer best known as the leader of the bands Wilco, Tweedy, Golden Smog, Loose Fur, and Uncle Tupelo.

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Joanna Newsom is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Drag City Complete Artist Roster
Folk music, Folk, Experimental music Joanna Caroline Newsom is an American harpist, keyboardist, vocalist, songwriter and actress.

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Loose Fur is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Drag City Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Alternative rock, Post-rock Loose Fur is an American rock band comprising Wilco members Jeff Tweedy and Glenn Kotche, and Wilco collaborator Jim O'Rourke. The trio first convened in May 2000 in preparation for a Tweedy ...more

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Major Stars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Drag City Complete Artist Roster
Major Stars Psychedelic rock Major Stars is a critically acclaimed American psychedelic rock band from greater Boston, Massachusetts. Their first live performance was in 1997 at the inaugural Terrastock Festival in ...more

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Mayo Thompson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Drag City Complete Artist Roster
Mayo Thompson is an American musician and visual artist best known as the leader of the avant-garde rock band Red Crayola.

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OM is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Drag City Complete Artist Roster
Doom metal, Experimental rock, Heavy metal Om is an experimental psychedelic rock band from San Francisco, California. Formed as a duo in 2003 by the rhythm section of the stoner doom metal band Sleep, OM is currently a trio.

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Pavement is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Drag City Complete Artist Roster
Alternative rock, Noise pop, Indie rock Pavement was an American indie rock band that formed in Stockton, California in 1989. The group mainly consisted of Stephen Malkmus, Scott Kannberg, Mark Ibold, Steve West and Bob Nastanovich. ...more

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Pearls and Brass is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Drag City Complete Artist Roster
Pearls and Brass Heavy metal, Stoner rock Pearls and Brass are a stoner rock band from Nazareth, Pennsylvania.

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Royal Trux is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Drag City Complete Artist Roster
Noise rock, Alternative rock, Indie rock Royal Trux was an American alternative rock band from 1987 to 2001, founded by Neil Hagerty and Jennifer Herrema.

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Scott Walker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Drag City Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Rock music, Merseybeat Scott Walker is an American-born British singer-songwriter, composer and record producer. He is noted for his distinctive baritone voice and for the unorthodox career path which has taken him ...more

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Shellac is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Drag City Complete Artist Roster
Noise rock, Rock music, Minimalism Shellac is an American rock band from Chicago, Illinois. The group is composed of Steve Albini, Bob Weston and Todd Trainer and formed in 1992. Although they have been classified as ...more

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Silver Jews is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Drag City Complete Artist Roster
Indie, Country rock, Alternative country Silver Jews were an indie rock band from New York City, formed in 1989 by David Berman along with Pavement's Stephen Malkmus and Bob Nastanovich. Berman remained throughout and was the only ...more

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Sir Richard Bishop is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Drag City Complete Artist Roster
Experimental music Richard Bishop is an American composer, guitarist and singer best known for his work with the Sun City Girls. He styles himself Sir Richard Bishop. In 2005, Bishop began performing as a solo ...more

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Stephen Malkmus is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Drag City Complete Artist Roster
Indie rock Stephen Joseph Malkmus is an American musician best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the indie rock band Pavement. He currently performs with Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks.

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The Howling Hex is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Drag City Complete Artist Roster
The Howling Hex Rock music, Indie rock The Howling Hex is an American rock band founded by guitarist Neil Hagerty.

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The Make-Up is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Drag City Complete Artist Roster
Soul music, Punk rock, Indie rock The Make-Up was an American post-punk band from Washington, D.C. formed in 1995, consisting of ex-Nation of Ulysses frontman Ian Svenonius on vocals, James Canty on guitar and organ, Steve ...more

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The Red Krayola is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Drag City Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Outsider music, Experimental rock Red Krayola was a psychedelic, experimental rock band from Houston, Texas, formed by art students at the University of St. Thomas in 1966. The band was led by singer/guitarist and visual artist ...more

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U.S. Maple is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Drag City Complete Artist Roster
Noise rock, Rock music, No wave U.S. Maple was an American noise rock band. The group formed in Chicago in 1995. The band consists of Al Johnson, Mark Shippy, Pat Samson, and Todd Rittmann.

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Weird War is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Drag City Complete Artist Roster
Dance-punk, Punk rock, Indie rock Weird War, briefly known as Scene Creamers, is an indie rock band based out of Washington, D.C.. The current lineup consists of Ian Svenonius on vocals, Michelle Mae on bass guitar, Alex Minoff ...more

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Will Oldham is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Drag City Complete Artist Roster
Folk music, Alternative country, Country Will Oldham, better known by the stage name Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, is an American singer-songwriter and actor. From 1993 to 1997, he performed and recorded under variations of the Palace name, ...more