Posted in MP3 | dance | movies | music | tour dates on November 30, 2011

by Andrew Sacher

DOWNLOAD: Zammuto - "Yay" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Zammuto - "Groan Man, Don't Cry" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Zammuto - "Too Late To Topologize" (MP3)

The Books @ Prospect Park over the summer (more by Ryan Muir)
The Books

Nick Zammuto of NYC experimentalists The Books announced a new project on his blog back in June called Zammuto. The message on his blog read:

I'll be working on the new record throughout the summer (and for however long it takes), and whenever I have a 'working draft' of a new track, I'll post it for a couple days. These won't be 'finished' versions, when I have a solid albums worth I'll revisit all the tracks to pull album together as a whole. Hope you like it!
So far, he's got three tracks under the Zammuto moniker on his soundcloud, and you can download them above and stream them below. He first revealed "Yay" simultaneously with the announcement of the project. That track is centered around a spastic cut-up vocal that literally sounds like a broken record. He's since followed it with "Groan Man, Don't Cry" and "Too Late To Topologize" which are both great cuts of robotic vocal manipulations and busy drumming.

None of those three tracks appear on the single for "Idiom Wind" which is coming out as a limited 7" in the UK right after Christmas. You can order that now - digital copies too, at Bandcamp.

Zammuto will make their live debut this February with a few dates that include a NYC show at 92YTribeca on February 4. His live band includes multi-instrumentalist Gene Back, who has toured with The Books, drummer/percussionist Sean Dixon and bassist Mike Zammuto. The show will begin with the screening of the film Achantè, which Nick scored, and their set will also include video projections like the Books' shows do. In addition to performing their own material, Zammuto will perform "classics from the Books and some never before performed tracks from the Books." Tickets for the NYC show are on sale now.

Nick is also performing in NYC again on 2/23 as part of the Ecstatic Music Festival. The description of that show reads:

A New Sounds® Live Presentation Hosted by WNYC's John Schaefer

Nick Zammuto of The Books and Jason Treuting of So Percussion break away from their bands for an evening of spelling bees, homemade videos and fantastically-textured music, joined by janus, guitarist Grey McMurray and vocalist Daisy Press.

You can still get tickets for that show too.

All dates and the trailer for Achantè below...

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Achantè Trailer

Achantè Extended Trailer from Mazibel on Vimeo.

Nick Zammuto

Zammuto - Too Late To Topologize by zammuto

Zammuto - Groan Man, Don't Cry by zammuto

Zammuto YAY by zammuto

Zammuto -- 2012 Tour Dates
02/03 North Adams, MA Mass MOCA
02/04 New York, NY 92YTribeca
02/06 Allston, MA Brighton Music Hall
02/23 New Yok, NY Ecstatic Music Festival

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Comments (9)

Sean Dixon!!

Posted by Hank Street | November 30, 2011 6:57 PM

there can't be ANY advantage to that bass over an ordinary one. none at all.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 7:09 PM

who uses a capo on a bass?

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 7:11 PM

ah, the sound of one hand slappin'.

Posted by fraiture | November 30, 2011 7:43 PM

the zammuto project predates the books, for whatever that's worth.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011 8:51 PM

Yeah "experimental". More like Uptown pseudo experimental.

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 1:58 AM

nick zawhoto?

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2011 2:04 AM

I need to to state this can be a clearly considered draft that really creates profit towards the people who read through it

Posted by How to Make Money Fast | July 8, 2012 10:36 PM

nick for the win

Posted by jordon | August 11, 2013 3:00 PM

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