Lucky Dragons:: Dream Island Laughing Language

Dream Island Laughing Language is the eighteenth release by Los Angeles-based Lucky Dragons. Lucky Dragons came together in the spring of 2000 in an attempt to create a band that would never break up. The name is borrowed from a Japanese fishing vessel caught in the fallout of a US hydrogen bomb test in the Pacific ocean that became a focal point for world-wide anti-nuclear sentiment in the 20th century. With a constantly shifting group of participants, each recording is a record of a specific time and place, and of those present and active as a community in the creation of the recording. For this recording, the time is 2007-2008, the place is California. The name of the record refers to the landfill-island in Tokyo harbor where the original Lucky Dragon now lives–“dream island”, and to the creation of imaginary languages–“laughing language”–that can be used to express things our own languages can’t. Dream Island Laughing Language comes out May 8th on Marriage Records.

Morning Ritual
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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