Six Organs of Admittance Release ‘Ascent’ on August 21and Announce West Coast Tour

Six Organs of Admittance is releasing Ascent on August 21st. While writing this new album, Six Organs’ Ben Chasny cast his mind forward and foresaw an epic of science-fantastic proportion – a trip involving humans in space, and the combination of fallibility and cold fate that our lives mean in the crushing all-jaws of the Universe. The album art provides a clearer glimpse into Chasny’s vision.

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As soon as this idea had jelled, time travel seemed to be the only way to realize it – for who better to help Chasny launch the spacecraft than his old Comets of Fire-mates? Especially since they all shared a bit of history that never happened? So, they got together and made the album.

Recorded with Tim Green at his Louder Studios, the record is pure Six Organs Of Admittance – but a Six O that few have yet heard, one with classic Six Organs senses at the ready, spinning out exotic riffs with supreme sensitivity and pure rock in the reserve tanks. After sharing album opener “Waswasa,” Six Organs give another taste of Ascent with “One Thousand Birds,” premiered earlier this week via WNYC.

Click here to hear Six Organs of Admittance’s “One Thousand Birds”

As if all this wasn’t enough on record, come this fall, over on the west coast, it will become even more of a reality. You’ll get the electric Six Organs experience in the flesh. Chasny will be putting together a special band for these west coast dates, some of which will have members of Comets on Fire playing with him. Don’t worry east coasters, you’ll face your reality soon enough!

Six Organs of Admittance tour dates include:

Thu. Sep. 20 — San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Fri. Sep. 21 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Sat. Sep. 22 — San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
Tue. Oct. 2 — Vancouver, BC @ The Waldorf Cabaret
Wed. Oct. 3 — Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
Thu. Oct. 4 — Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge

A trailer for the deeper, wide and similarly heavy Ascent, the “Parson’s Blues” 7“, featuring two instrumental jams, “Mission Abort” b/w “Blues For Jack Parsons,”is available as of last week.

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