Zammuto @ Ecstatic Music Fest in February (NYC) (more by David Andrako)
The new album is decidedly more pop than his work in The Books, but definitely maintains an experimental edge. Most of the vocals are heavily processed through vocoders and like much of the experimental pop coming out recently, the songs refuse to decide between organic and electronic sounds. The end result recalls the catchy frantic moments of Battles or a glitchier version of Four Tet's folktronica work.Stream the album in its entirety at the bottom of this post.
After the album hit stores, Zammuto (with band) played a number of shows with label mates Explosions In The Sky. He'll hit the road with them again in mid-June, acting as main support on their previously announced show at The Chicago Theatre on June 26. Tickets are still available.
Nick Zammuto's old band The Books are prepping a career-spanning box set, due out "by the end of the summer," according to Zammuto's email list. The set will include all Books albums, audio/visual bonus material, and literature on their recording process over the years. Check out Zammuto's Tumblr blog for more information on the box set's release.
All Zammuto/Explosions In The Sky dates are listed below, with a stream of Nick's LP.
EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY - 2012 TOUR DATES
Fri May 25, 2012 George, WA Sasquatch Music Festival
Sun Jun 17, 2012 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live *
Mon Jun 18, 2012 Mobile, AL - Soul Kitchen *
Tue Jun 19, 2012 Tampa, FL - The Ritz Ybor *
Wed Jun 20, 2012 Miami, FL - Grand Central *
Thu Jun 21, 2012 Athens, GA - The Georgia Theatre *
Fri Jun 22, 2012 Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater *
Sun Jun 24, 2012 New York, NY - The Governors Ball Music Festival
Mon Jun 25, 2012 Morgantown, WV - 123 Pleasant Street *
Tue Jun 26, 2012 Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre *
Wed Jun 27, 2012 Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium *
Fri Jul 27, 2012 Woodford, QLD - Splendour in the Grass
Sat Jul 28, 2012 Niigata - Naeba Ski Resort
Sun Jul 29, 2012 Niigata - Naeba Ski Resort
Sat Aug 11, 2012 San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival
* w/ Zammuto
ZAMMUTO (additional tour dates)
Sun Jun 24, 2012 Baltimore, MD - The Ottobar
Fri Jun 29, 2012 Hudson, NY - Club Helsinki
Fri Sep 07, 2012 Raleigh, NC - Raleigh City Plaza (Hopscotch Festival)
Sat Nov 10, 2012 Minneapolis, MN - The McGuire Theater w/ Eluvium