Entries tagged with: Zammuto
intro by Andrew Sacher
Restorations (photo by Mitchell Wojcik)
Philly rockers Restorations put out LP3 earlier this year on SideOneDummy. It's an excellent record; one you'll probably see on a handful of year-end lists this year thanks to its superior take on heartland/blue collar rock that rivals a lot of the stuff it was likely influenced by (Lucero, The Hold Steady, Hot Water Music, etc). The band's singer Jon Loudon was also nice enough to give us his own 2014 year-end list, which includes 10 pretty diverse picks.
Check it out for yourself, with commentary on each one from Jon and honorable mentions, below...
by Rob Sperry-Fromm
Zammuto, the project of Nick Zammuto of The Books, have a new album coming out called Anchor on Temporary Residence, and they've recently released a song from that called "IO." While we imagine this isn't a conscious shout-out to our metal blog, we're flattered nonetheless. As for the song, its a heavily produced slice of new wave-y pop that registers as somewhat more immediate than what we're used to hearing from Zammuto.
The band have also added a bunch of tour dates to an already extensive run, which include a stop in NYC at Le Poisson Rouge on October 26 where they'll be joined by Barnaby Bright. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Check out the stream for "IO" and Zammuto's complete list of tour dates, below...
Zammuto (the project of Nick Zammuto of the Books) released their self titled LP last year and did a fair amount of touring in support of it throughout the year. Now he's got some North American dates scheduled for late March into April that don't hit NYC, but you'll be able to catch them here before that tour begins when they play Le Poisson Rouge on January 26. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
A list of all dates and a stream of the Zammuto LP below...
Zammuto (the project of Nick Zammuto of the Books) is on tour now and just passed through NYC last night (9/27) to open for Gotye at Williamsburg Park, two days after Gotye's Radio City show. If you caught that show, how was it?
Zammuto is continuing to make his way around the country (he's in Boston with Lymbyc Systym tonight) and he'll return to NYC for a show in a much different environment to support Ultraista at Le Poisson Rouge (10/24). Tickets for that show are still available and we're also giving away a pair. If you haven't yet, you can stream Ultraista's self titled debut at NPR.
An updated list of Zammuto dates and the stream of his self titled LP are below.
Field Report at BV SXSW 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Tonight (7/17) is the first show for new Brooklyn venue Williamsburg Park featuring Counting Crows, We Are Augustines, Field Report, and Kasey Anderson & the Honkies. Tickets for tonight's show are still available. Maybe this isn't the most exciting start for the venue, but there are a lot of cool shows coming up, including Refused with Off! on Wednesday (7/18), a big outdoor edition of Eugene Mirman's "Pretty Good Friends" with "special guests" and OK GO on Thursday (7/19), Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Antibalas on August 18 (FREE), Bob Mould playing Sugar's first two albums on September 7 (FREE), David Byrne & St. Vincent on September 29, Animal Collective on October 5 and more. All upcoming Williamsburg Park shows are listed below.
If you're a fan of Field Report (aka former Justin Vernon cohort Chris Porterfield) but would like to see him in a more intimate setting, he's also playing an early show at Mercury Lounge on Saturday (7/21). Tickets are still available and we're also giving away a pair. Details on how to enter are below.
POP Montreal is returning to Montreal this year from September 19 - 23. The initial lineup was revealed and it includes Grizzly Bear, Gang Gang Dance, David Byrne, Tim Hecker, Julia Holter, I Break Horses, Hot Snakes, Dirty Three, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Cate Le Bon, Bertrand Burgulat (!), and more. The full initial lineup is listed below and many more announcements to come. Early Bird tickets are on sale until June 30, when regular sale begins.
Meanwhile, Montreal will be getting the Ohsheaga Festival even sooner.
Initial POP Montreal lineup below...
Nick Zammuto at Ecstatic Music Fest (more by David Andrako)
Zammuto (the project of Nick Zammuto of The Books) will hit the road with Explosions in the Sky next month, and after taking a break, they'll head out again, this time acting as a support act for a portion of Gotye's just-announced tour. That portion includes the Brooklyn show at Williamsburg Park on September 27. Zammuto won't open the Radio City show on September 25 though (but Missy Higgins and Jonti will). Tickets for the Williamsburg Park show with Zammuto go on sale Friday, June 8 at 10 AM.
Zammuto released his self titled LP last month. You can stream that in full below, along with a live rehearsal video for "The Shape of Things to Come" and a list of all dates...
Built to Spill at BV SXSW 2012 (more by Ryan Barkan)
The Hopscotch festival in Raleigh, North Carolina will celebrate its third year from Sept. 6-8, 2012 in downtown Raleigh, with 175 bands in 15 venues. The initial lineup, released today, runs the gamut from traditional indie favorites to punk to noise music to hip hop to noisy black metal and all stops in between, featuring performances from Built to Spill, sunn 0))), The Roots, The Jesus & Mary Chain (who played SXSW), Liars (who have a show coming up at Webster Hall), Baroness, Deerhoof, Death Grips (who play NYC soon and have new material on the way), Danny Brown (who was at Coachella and plays Prospect Park soon), Pallbearer (who play an exclusive East Coast Show soon), Screaming Females (who recently played NYC and are on tour now), Thee Oh Sees, The Spits (who just played NYC twice), Tenement, The Mountain Goats (two sets, one of which will be an all metal-covers set!) and so many more.
(and now we know the Jesus & Mary Chain are coming back soon)
Tickets are on sale. The full lineup and flyer (update: and a few more announced J&MC dates) are below...
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...