Entries tagged with: Nick Zammuto
by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: Zammuto - "Too Late To Topologize" (MP3)
Nick Zammuto w/ Jason Treuting and John Schaefer (more by David Andrako)
Zammuto (aka Nick Zammuto of The Books), who recently played Estatic Music Fest, will release his self titled LP on April 3 via Temporary Residence. 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. Grab album track "Too Late To Topologize" above or stream it below along with three other album tracks. Also below is the album artwork and tracklist. The album is available for preorder at the Temporary Residence webstore or as a home-screen-printed deluxe edition at the Zammuto webstore.
As mentioned, Zammuto (the band) will head out on tour after the album's release with labelmates Explosions in the Sky. His website also notes that they'll be adding a few headlining shows soon. Those haven't all been announced, but we do know that one of them is a Brooklyn show at Glasslands on April 30. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All dates and streams below...
photos by David Andrako
Zammuto @ Ecstatic Music Fest
Ecstatic Music Festival continues on, and welcomed a performance from Nick Zammuto (formerly of The Books) & Jason Treuting (So Percussion, Janus Trio) with appearances from janus, Eric Beach, Daisy Press & Grey McMurray at Merkin Concert Hall on 2/23 . A full set of pictures, and a video which gives a sense of what the performance was all about, are in this post.
All tour dates, pictures, and a brand new song off Zammuto's forthcoming self-titled album, below...
by Andrew Sacher
The Books @ Prospect Park over the summer (more by Ryan Muir)
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 SchaeferYou can still get tickets for that show too.
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.
All dates and the trailer for Achantè below...