Guitarist Ben Chasny is the primary member of Six Organs of Admittance, a traditional indie-rock group with an ever-changing lineup. He's pinned down a sound by blending his intricate guitar playing with Old World chimes, drones, and chanted vocals, and has created ethereal, peaceful tunes that bring about a Zen-like atmosphere. Six Organs' latest album, Shelter From the Ash, takes the group's dark, layered grooves and polishes them with slicker production and a brighter sound. A Six Organs show is a good night out for fans of intimate guitar rock in the vein of Nick Drake and Iron and Wine, but don't expect anything too rowdy at the live show — Six Organs is still primarily about Chasny's unique guitar work, which is a good show in and of itself. For his current tour, Chasny has said he will be primarily showcasing his electric ax work with a simple backing band, though he'll be packing his acoustic as well.
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