Brooklyn-based composer-bandleader Darcy James Argue and his 18-piece Secret Society will release Brooklyn Babylon, their followup to 2009’s Infernal Machines, on April 30 on New Amsterdam Records. A free download of the track “Coney Island” is available here.
Brooklyn Babylon was conceived in collaboration with Croatian-born visual artist Danijel Zezelj, whose artwork, according to a press release, “places the action in a larger-than-life, mythic Brooklyn, where past, present, and future coexist … Plans are afoot to construct an immense tower-the tallest in the world-right in the heart of the city. Lev Bezdomni, a master carpenter, finds himself torn between his personal ambition and his allegiance to the community when he is commissioned to build the carousel that will crown it.”
A limited-edition hardcover graphic novel by Zezelj, entitled Babilon, will be available in conjunction with the release.
Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society will perform Brooklyn Babylon at the following venues. (Note: these shows will not feature multi-media.)
04/20 Brooklyn, NY @ BAMcafé
05/03 Boston, MA @ Regattabar
05/18 Washington, DC @ ATLAS