Trading the lush synth arrangements of their debut Selling Insincerity (2007) for thick, guitar-laden choruses and blistering solos, Abigail's Ghost has been touched by the naughty side (and they seem to be enjoying it). With borderline-seedy lyrics, walls of distorted guitars, and a dab of New Orleans flavor, 2009's d_letion promises absolute pleasure.
Angel s Bone is a new work of opera-theatre by composer Du Yun and librettist Royce Vavrek that follows the plight of two angels whose nostalgia for earthly delights has, mysteriously, brought them back to our world. They are found battered and bruised from their long journey by a man and his wife. The married couple is in the midst of a financial crisis, they seem to have grown far apart from one another in this marriage, and the unspoken aggression between them is palpable; nevertheless, Mr. and Mrs. X.E. set out to nurse the wounded angels back to health: they bathe them, wash the dirt from their nails… then lock them in a room, leaving them a claw foot bathtub for a shared bed, and decide to exploit these magical beings for wealth and personal gains.