Above: Ben Chasny, of Six Organs of Admittance. Courtesy of Giorgia Mannavola/Pitch Perfect PR
About the Band:
Six Organs of Admittance's "Ascent" is the rollicking realization of the Six Organs full band, electric experience. Six Organs as an electric entity is not without precedent. Ben Chasny regularly performs with a full, electric band, often cascades an electric guitar solo in the middle of an acoustic jam, and has recorded entire sides of electric drone.
This element goes all the way back to 2002, when a short-lived rock version of Six Organs (with the members of Comets on Fire) toured the West Coast and etched a few demos to tape before moving on.
Ten years later, with the idea to record new songs as a full rock band firmly entrenched in his mind, Chasny warped over to Tim Green's Louder Studios with members of Comets as his backing band and emerged with "Ascent." And no, these aren't dusty old 2002 moments with the dust blown off.
From the opening red storm of "Waswasa" to the sentinel strength of "Even If You Knew" and the sensual lilt of "Visions (From Io)," the sound of this Six Organs is that of full-tilt rock band. The fun and fury of today's electric, five-piece Six Organs of Admittance is evidenced in every molten groove.