Rangda- “Formerly Extinct” out on Drag City

SECOND ALBUM BY THE SUPERGROUP OUT SEPTEMBER 18TH ON DRAG CITY

For the second flight of the shadowy witch-god brothers, Rangda have changed their status from False Flag to Formerly Extinct! Since the last album, Rangda, the trio consisting of Sir Richard Bishop, Ben Chasney, and Chris Corsano, has been all around this world as the wise men and the fools alike, in lands both high and low. They’ve seen the young and invest-less kneel amp-side, waiting for musical succor, then in the next town over they’ve felt the cold chill of being left for dead and seen their music dubbed ‘so wrong it must be Rangda’ strictly for some local pen-lifter’s personal chuckles.

These songs, newfangled and shrouded by ancestral awakenings, bore deep into the layers of consciousness to divine meeting. Take “Manjun,” for instance. Everybody always talks about Layla, but when does anyone ever pull Majnun out the hat? Enter Rangda with sympathy for the obsessed. To them, the Persian wanna-be lover of classical lit and lore is worth more consideration than George Harrison’s ex-wife! That’s the way the Rangda madness lies. There’s no value among the flies of the marketplace – unless you find a copy of Rangda’s latest there. Formerly Extinct lives large, no matter how small the arch overhead, and is available for your decent into lunacy on September 18th via Drag City.

FORMERLY EXTINCT TRACKLISTING:
1. Idol’s Eye
2. The Vault
3. Silver Nile
4. Plugged Nickel
5. Manjun
6. Goodbye Mr. Gentry
7. Tres Hambres
8. Night Porter

Rangda Online:
http://www.dragcity.com/artists/rangda
http://www.myspace.com/calonarang

Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University. I have been the editor at NeuFutur / neufutur.com since I was 15. Looking for new staff members all the time; email me if you are interested. Thanks!

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