New Bums – the new project of Ben Chasny of Six Organs of Admittance and Donovan Quinn of Skygreen Leopards – is set to release its debut album Voices in a Rented Room on February 18 via Drag City. According to a post by Chasny on Six Organs’ webpage, the pair had been “fooling around with this record for about 5 years now but last year we got serious (I guess).” Voices in a Rented Room is a marked departure from Chasny’s main project, with a slew of acoustic guitars and broken-down folk sounds creating a compelling piece from start-to-finish.
Stream album opener “Black Bough” below, and also watch the band’s video for “The Killers and Me”, which was shot by their friend Willem Jones. New Bums are touring North America in support of Voices in a Rented Room, and they’ll be wrapping that tour in San Francisco on April 13 at The Chapel – full details on the show are after the audio and video below.
April 13, 2014