Six Organs of Admittance Shares “Summer’s Last Rays,” Announces West Coast Dates 

Six Organs of Admittance — the longstanding project of Ben Chasny — share “Summer’s Last Rays,” the second single from their upcoming album, Time is Glass (Drag City), out April 26, 2024. In addition, Six Organs of Admittance will tour the West Coast beginning in May; tickets are on sale now. Time is Glass continues a cyclical pattern of acoustic Six Organs records released roughly every 6 years: School of the Flower (2005), Asleep on the Floodplain (2011), and the critically beloved Burning the Threshold (2017).
Upon a head arrangement of classical chord flourishes, “Summer’s Last Rays” layers in waves of guitar treatments, building a storm concentrically out from the eye until the very air rumbles with a tone both apocalyptic and resonantly soothing. Chasny’s latest song is folk music at a new apex of expression — somewhere in the land beyond prog but not kraut — that succeeds in crafting a unique, encompassing musical take on late-season feels.
“Written when Autumn was just on the horizon in 2022, the interlocking guitars on ‘Summer’s Last Rays’ are an attempt to mirror the balance of the end of Summer,” Chasny says. “The main riff of the song is something I’ve been playing live for a couple decades now but has never ended up on a record. Of course with everything that seems in balance, it only takes a little push before it all collapses and a more ominous element rises. It wouldn’t really be a Six Organs song if it didn’t.”

Six Organs of Admittance Tour Dates
Tue. May 28 – San Francisco, CA @ Cafe du Nord (tickets)
Thu. May 30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Permanent Records Roadhouse (tickets
Sat. June 1 – Ojai, CA @ Deer Lodge (tickets)
Thu. June 13 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios (tickets)
Fri. June 14 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
Sat. June 15 – Anacortes, WA @ The Unknown (tickets)