music to get lucky to
  • THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2008

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Trying to shoot dead center for the musical heart of Los Angeles’ Lucky Dragons is no easy task. How does one target what holds together the work of a group of artists who cover so much creative territory at once? Folk, electronica, world, rock, pop; there certainly exist glimmers of each dancing around the Dragon’s transcendent craft. But to pinpoint and prefer one over the other…to say the experimental group’s music is more one thing than another…it doesn’t really work.

No matter. Lucky Dragons are nothing if not unpredictable…which of course coats each new release in a film of mystery. For their 18th(!) such record, the Dragons set out on a pursuit of “a humble and ecstatic, drippy and explosive, smoldering and upset music for our experience in America right now”. How descriptive! How immediate! Of course, by right now, the band and their PR people actually mean May 6th. That would the date they’ve chosen to release Dream Island Laughing Language on Marriage Records. - David Pitz

Dream Island Laughing Language Tracklist:
Side A
01 clipped gongs
02 starter culture
03 drinking dirty water
04 morning ritual
05 free guys by the sea
06 desert rose
07 mirror friends
08 band hammer
09 givers

Side B
10 my are singing
11 i keep waiting for earthquakes
12 typical hippies
13 wander birds
14 realistic rhythm
15 tune for wind dog
16 wooden cave loop
17 oh i understand

Bonus (CD only)
18 very 1
19 very 2

Lucky Dragons also have a handful of shows scheduled for this Spring/Summer.

Lucky Dragons On Tour:
3/27 Los Angeles, CA Hope Gallery
3/31 Los Angeles, CA Pehr Space
4/03 Baltimore, MD SCarey Studios
4/04 Washington, DC Hirshom Museum
4/05 Purchase, NY SUNY Purchase
5/23 New York, NY Whitney Museum
6/01 Los Angeles, CA The Smell
6/07 New York, NY East River Music Project

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MP3: Lucky Dragons: "Morning Ritual" - from Dream Island Laughing Language
Lucky Dragons @ MySpace
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