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Announcing the second record on Hermit Hut: Australian musician Chris Smith’s Bad Orchestra, coming out October 14th. This release is the first vinyl issue of a record that originally saw life as a small CD run in 2007 on Death Valley in Australia.


Chris Smith


From the moment I got the CD years ago, I’ve had it on repeat constantly. As with Tashi Dorji, Chris is one of those musicians I couldn’t believe wasn’t more well known. The CD seemed impossible to find. It also screamed to be released on vinyl. It’s just one of those records that’s made to be flipped over. When you hear it, you will know what I mean.


Bad Orchestra weaves all sorts of home-made late night destructo-ambient guitar works into a bad-trip haze and adds a couple rockers for good measure. Here’s a rocker:


Chris Smith – Bad Orchestra will be out October 14th and Distributed through Revolver USA.

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Pre-order the record on the Hermit Hut page.



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Here at Hermit Hut HQ, it’s a damn party. We’re celebrating our first record being released TODAY –

HH01 Tashi Dorji s/t LP

You can order it from Midheaven (or download the Flac or MP3 version) or get the LP from our own Hermit Hut page.

Also available on iTunes.

Pre-orders were sent out last week so they should be arriving soon.

Here’s a video that Tashi made for us of him playing the guitar (note – this is an improvised piece that is not on the record)



By the way, there’s a Six Organs Instagram account now. You can find me at 6organs on there.




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Hello friends. We have the Tashi Dorji LP in now. Pre-orders are being sent out this week. Thanks everyone who has supported this project by getting one early. It’s a fantastic record. Obviously I love it. Pitchfork had a few nice things to say about it today. You can still order copies from us on the Hermit Hut page. It will also be in record stores on the 19th of August.

Besides that, Tashi will be on tour with Rick Bishop. Dates are on the post below.


                           SIX ORGANS IN THE STUDIO 


Ben & Rob                                                                    photo: NVH


Six Organs has been recording the next release for Drag City with Eric Bauer in SF. This is the longest it’s ever been between Six Organs releases since I first started the band, mostly because I spent all of last year working on a system of music for Six Organs based on the combinatorial processes of Ramon Llull. The band on this record includes NVH (Comets) and Rob Fisk (Badgerlore, Common Eider, King Eider, ex-Deerhoof) and Charlie Saufley (Assemble Head In The Sunburst Sound). It is a record of the loud variety.

More news on this as it progresses, but this will be pretty full-on early next year.



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Our friends Sir Richard Bishop and Tashi Dorji are hitting the road together in late August – early September to bring their music to YOU. Hell yeah. These are looking to be some of the most mind-bending guitar shows ever. Dates are below.

Thank you very much for all the support for the first LP to be released on Hermit Hut records. The response has been phenomenal. We’re stoked. We are officially out of the pre-sale bonus cassette. Thank you all very much.

You can pre-order the record on the Hermit Hut page.

The record is still in production but know that we will get these out to all the pre-orders as soon as we have them in our hands.


6.25.14 – Greensboro, NC – Mosaic Festival

8.29.14 – Durham, NC – The Pinhook – W/ Sir Richard Bishop

9.1.14 – Louisville, KY – Dreamland – W/ Sir Richard Bishop

9.2.14 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle – W/ Sir Richard Bishop

9.3.14 – Detroit, MI – Trinosophes – W/ Sir Richard Bishop

9.4.14 – Toronto, ON – Geary Lane – W/ Sir Richard Bishop

9.5.14 – Montreal, QC – La Vitrola – W/ Sir Richard Bishop

9.6.14 – Brooklyn, NY – ISSUE Project Room – W/ Sir Richard Bishop

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New Bums is on the move again. After six weeks of touring in the US we haven’t had enough. We’re heading to the UK for some extensive Robert Graves action. Tour dates are on the tour page.

We’ve put together a CDR just for this tour. It includes some songs we’ve recorded after Voices In a Rented Room, some cover songs we’ve done for fun over the years, and 1 recording from our very first get together in the garage.

Here’s one of the cover songs, originally recorded by Tommy Bolin:

Track List:

1. Follow Them Up The Slope

2. Izzy

3. Street Of Spies

4. Hermitage Song

5. New Address

6. Wild Dogs (Tommy Bolin Cover)

7. Not Alone (garage nights recording)

David from Red River Dialect will be opening many of the shows in the UK.

Please come out if you can. Don’t know the next time New Bums will be heading out of the US again.

Here’s a link to our live show from NY in April in all its rag-taggedness.