Six Organs of Admittance, singer-songwriter Ben Chasny’s main music venture, has been busy releasing a record (or two) almost every year since 1998. That’s in addition to all his other projects: Chasny’s also played in the now-inactive Comets on Fire, is half of the folky duo 200 Years, and is one-third of Rangda with Chris [...]
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Ben Chasny of Six Organs of Admittance on Drag City’s Radness, Comets On Fire, and Greek Music Theory
Ben Chasny’s latest album as Six Organs of Admittance takes on both rock ‘n’ roll and the rocks in the sky. Chasny reunited with his bandmates in Comets on Fire to make Ascent, a hard-rock odyssey that occurs in the loneliest place known to human life.
If you can make out Chasny’s vocals and piece together [...]
The twin exhibitions now on view at Flashpoint don’t limit themselves to appearing in the gallery; they become part of it, toying with the architectural features not just of the exhibition space, but also the facility’s accompanying cubicles, conference rooms, and bathroom areas. In"Trace," Nicole Herbert adds a series of supernumerary fixtures to the office [...]
Al Cisneros got a haircut, Chris Hakius morphed into Emil Amos (pictured above), and Robert Lowe of Lichens sat in on guitar, keys, and percussion. Om is very different now than they were when they last played D.C. Some growing pains were evident as the sound was rough and some of the pieces seemed a [...]
Neon Indian: "Should Have Taken Acid With You"
Houston, Texas/Brooklyn, New York's Neon Indian waxes nostalgic about a missed opportunity to experience romance whilst getting experienced. The music–Daft Punk-style dance pop rendered with bargain bin synthesizers–suggests that he eventually found another opportunity to drop out. But that doesn't make this moody gem any less affecting.