Happy Birthday today, to the one and only CGak. You sit atop my list of favorite drummers of all time, and of course you are part of the original house crew. Old school you and me, friends for life. Love You @CGAK , you make me laugh with that twitter of yours too. Happy Birthday. - CP
The Sound Of Animals Fighting announce first tour in seven years
The Sound Of Animals Fighting (featuring Anthony Green of Circa Survive, Matt Embree and Chris Tsagakis of Rx Bandits) will be heading out on their first US tour in seven years, this March 2014. Check out all the tour dates below by clicking “Read More”
RX Bandits - Mandala (2009) - “Bring Our Children Home Or Everything Is Nothing”
RX Bandits are one of the most incredible bands to watch live. Every band member is a veritable virtuoso, but they never let their personalities or technical ability come before the songs themselves. The way they weave beautiful and ambient improvisational jams into their songs is unlike any other. Watch them live if you ever have the chance.
The Sound of Animals Fighting - Tiger & The Duke (Reissue)  - “This Heat In Dub (Technology Remix)”
Technology, aka Chris Tsagakis, is one of the most creative and innovative musicians I’ve ever listened to. I wish his music was more widely known and appreciated; I respect him and admire him a lot. The original track is “This Heat” off of the 2006 album Lover, The Lord Has Left Us… and features vocals from Good Old War’s Keith Goodwin.
Prepare yourself thoroughly before pressing play. Chris Tsagakis, monstrous drummer for such acts as RX Bandits and The Sound of Animals Fighting is at it again, enlisting his electronic experience as one man band Technology in a new project. Sort of.
shoutout to the drummers who don’t get very many opportunities to showcase their skills in solos but prove themselves otherwise by going above and beyond in their abilities to not only keep up with, but consistently push to excellence the many tempo, time signature, and stylistic changes that are demanded by their bands
basically I’m talking about chris thatcher and chris tsagakis
Chris Tsagakis responded to all of the comments about their recent announcement, saying:
“Hello, I would like to address some of the comments posted by all of you, most of which are positive and supportive, but some which are strange, sad and even scary.
RX Bandits are not DEAD, we are all ALIVE and we all will continue making music and art in many different forms. Those of you who know our music and know what were about, know that we live, breathe, eat, sleep, and dream MUSIC. This is not the end of our musical endeavors by a long shot. Of course I wont say that anything we do will replace RXB, but we are artists at heart, artists are constantly changing and are free to change when ever they feel like exploring new worlds. And we would love for all of you to explore these worlds with us.
To those of you who have posted positive comments: THANK YOU! To those who have posted negative, bleak, and otherwise morbid comments: THANK YOU TOO….but please! Lets look to the future, lets grow together, lets continue to build a positive world through music! And to EVERYONE: Lets celebrate this summer everything RXB stands for- Peace, creativity, love and music. -Chris Tsagakis”
Still pretty vague about whether they will be making music as a band anymore or just with other side projects. Maybe a new band name with a different style of music? I don’t know but it doesn’t really sound like they’re calling it quits as a group.