by Fred Pessaro // BBG


There are very few things in this world that you can count on. For me, one of those chosen few is that Pittsburgh duo Zombi and it's individual members will make an interesting record.

A.E. Paterra's project known as Majeure is prepping a second outing with Solar Maximum, the new LP due via Temporary Residence Limited on October 16. Though the palette has expanded since the last go-around, the primary colors remain the same: sprawling synth-heavy epics that play like a long-lost John Carpenter or Vangelis sci-fi/action soundtrack from the early '80s. Check out the title track "Solar Maximum" and "Extreme Northern Lights," the latter of which makes it's debut here. Stream both below.

Look for Majeure to join Maserati as part of their US tour together in late Oct/November, including Union Pool on November 7. Tickets are on sale.

Meanwhile, Maserati releases their new LP VII today (10/2) via Temporary Residence Limited, and you can stream that in its entirety, along with both new new Majeure tracks below.


October 26, 2012 Atlanta, GA The Earl
October 27, 2012 Athens, GA The 40 Watt
October 31, 2012 Orlando, FL Will's Pub
November 1, 2012 Miami, FL Churchill's Pub
November 2, 2012 Tampa Bay, FL Crowbar
November 3, 2012 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
November 4, 2012 Washington, DC The Black Cat
November 5, 2012 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie
November 6, 2012 Reading, PA Reverb
November 7, 2012 Brooklyn, NY Union Pool
November 8, 2012 Pittsburgh, PAThe Shop
November 9, 2012 Columbus, OH Cafe Bourbon Street
November 10, 2012 Cincinnati, OH Motr Bar
November 11, 2012 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
November 12, 2012 Milwaukee, WI Stone Fly Brewery
November 13, 2012 Champaign, IL Cowboy Monkey
November 14, 2012 Lafayette, IN Foam City
November 15, 2012 St. Louis, MO Firebird
November 16, 2012 Louisville, KY Zanzabar
November 17, 2012 Chattanooga, TN JJ Bohemia's