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OLD BABY Record Release Show with 200 YEARS and STATE CHAMPION at Zanzabar, Wednesday, April 11th

Cropped Out and The Other Side of Life are proud to present:

OLD BABY (Louisville, KY, featuring members of YOUNG WIDOWS, SAPAT, SHIPPING NEWS, WORKERS; on Hawthorne Street Records)
RECORD RELEASE SHOW

with special guests

200 YEARS (Members of Six Organs of Admittance and Magik Markers, on Drag City)
STATE CHAMPION (from Louisville/Southern Indiana/Chicago, on Sophomore Lounge Records)

Wednesday, April 11th
ZANZABAR
2100 S. Preston Street
9 PM DOORS, $5 cover, 21 and over

OLD BABY is a new Louisville-based band consisting of Todd Cook (SHIPPING NEWS, KINGS DAUGHTERS AND SONS), Jonathan Glen Wood, Neil Argabright (SAPAT), Drew Osborn (WORKERS) and Evan Patterson (YOUNG WIDOWS). This will be the release show for their debut record, Misunderstanding Human Behavior, on Hawthorne Street Records.

200 Years is the new project by Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance, Rangda) and Elisa Ambrogio (Magik Markers). As we wrote in the LEO WEEKLY, their self-titled debut on Drag City “is superficially akin to Chasny’s Six Organs project as it features primarily acoustic guitars, delicately sweet melodies and the occasional accompaniment by harmonium. But the band is really Ambrogio’s showcase, as her voice dominates the album. However, unlike her usually confrontational work with Magik Markers, the overall aesthetic of 200 Years is one of dreamy, contemplative harmony between her voice and Chasny’s guitar.” This show is their official Louisville debut, and is definitely not to be missed!

STATE CHAMPION started in 2006 as a moniker for the early acoustic experiments of Ryan Davis. It has since evolved into a rock n’ roll band with a Chevy van and not one, but two vinyl records. Their sophomore record, Deep Shit, was released earlier this year on Sophomore Lounge Records, and has received quite a level of acclaim. Because it’s awesome! Welcome them home from a long, grueling, fun spring tour.

Check out the Facebook invite here: http://www.facebook.com/events/345013978884718.

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200 Years, s/t (Drag City)

This week’s LEO Weekly contains my review of the new album by 200 Years, the new project by Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance, Rangda) and Elisa Ambrogio (Magik Markers):

At the conclusion of the Six Organs of Admittance show at Uncle Slayton’s back in August, Ben Chasny was joined onstage by singer Elisa Ambrogio, and the lucky audience was treated to a preview of their new band, 200 Years. The current concern for Ambrogio and Chasny, this self-titled debut on Drag City is superficially akin to Chasny’s Six Organs project as it features primarily acoustic guitars, delicately sweet melodies and the occasional accompaniment by harmonium. But the band is really Ambrogio’s showcase, as her voice dominates the album. However, unlike her usually confrontational work with Magik Markers, the overall aesthetic of 200 Years is one of dreamy, contemplative harmony between her voice and Chasny’s guitar. In songs such as “Partin Wayz” and “West Hartford,” there’s even a welcome sense of nostalgia and sentimentality, which gives 200 Years a sweet edge quite unlike anything previously by either artist.

Buy it from Drag City here.