June Tour Dates

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In a few short days, Mali, Tony, Daniel, Rachel, and Tanya are hitting the road for an East Coast-ish tour!

Dates and cities below, and details here

Hope to see you at at one of these shows!

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you can now PRE-ORDER our new album Crux, via bandcamp,  as digital, CD, or limited edition double vinyl.

here’s the link for pre-ordering, & the album cover:


Crux_Coverphoto by Matt Samolis

there are PERKS to pre-ordering: you’ll immediately get downloads of the first two tracks.

in addition, you get two BONUS TRACKS (which aren’t regularly part of the CD).

also, if you pre-order the CD or vinyl, i (mali) will personally mail it out to you as soon as we get them, which will (or at least better) be in advance of the album release, slated for 4/29/16.

we can’t wait to share this entire thing with you ~ it’s been a long time coming!

War Cry video ~ behind the scenes

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this past weekend, we shot a video for the song War Cry from the new unreleased album. the concept was a collaboration between Singer Mali, movement artist Jennifer Hicks, body/makeup artist Magdalena O’Connor, and tireless creative genius & Hostage Heart director Michael McQuilken. the shoot involved mud, fire, & lots & lots of brambles.
here are some behind-the-scenes stills:

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we’ll be looking forward to sharing it when it’s ready for public consumption . . .

East Coast [trio] Minitour (minotaur?) with April Fish (NZ)

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mali here.

today we head out on a short, sweet, & apparently extremely rainy east cost minitour ~ it’s a trio tour with a one-of-a-kind configuration: me, tony on bass/es, & my brother raky sastri (of you won’t) on drums. we will be touring with april fish, all the way from new zealand ~ a dear friend, & a brilliant composer of carefully-crafted prog-art-pop rapture (so thrilled to have her here).

the dates & details:

wed 9/30 ~ Brooklyn, NY ~ Bushwick Community Darkroom
part of  The Brooklyn Experimental Song Carnival
info link, facebook link

fri 10/2 ~ Derwood, MD ~ House Show
this is an early evening house concert. if weather permits, we’ll have it outside.
facebook link

sat 10/3 ~ Strasburg, VA ~ Cristina’s Cafe
info link, facebook link

sun 10/4 ~ Philadelphia, PA ~ Rigby Mansion
an early evening house show at a gorgeous Philly mansion that will be outside if weather permits.
info link, facebook link

mon 10/5 ~ Pawtucket, RI ~ Machines with Magnets
info link, facebook link

(sorry Boston, we are not doing a show in you in this unique trio configuration, BUT Pawtucket is not all that far ~ if you want to see this particular line-up, come to RI!)

we will also be playing in Boston on fri 10/9 as part of Org: House Concert. this gig will also be with april fish, as well as schooltree, & we’ll be playing as a quartet with dylan on drums. space is limited so please email [info@jaggery.org] to get the address & to RSVP.

hope to see some friendly & new faces on the road & at home!