SOME STUFFS: Zammuto return with new album and shows aplenty

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Nick Zammuto has prepared a new Zammuto album ready to be released on September 2nd called Anchor (Temporary Residence Ltd.) and from it comes one of its treats. Check out “IO” for yourself.

Many shows have been in the words, have a look at the itinerary and see where you’ll be showing up at next:
August 28… New Haven, CT (The Outer Space)
August 29… Burlington, VT (Signal Kitchen)
August 30… Portland, ME (SPACE Gallery)
September 6… Montreal, QC (Casa Del Popolo)
September 7… Toronto, ON (The Garrison)
September 9… Chicago, IL (Schubas)
September 10… Minneapolis, MN (Triple Rock)
September 11… Omaha, NE (Waiting Room)
September 12… Denver, CO (Lost Lake Lounge)
September 13… Salt Lake City, UT (Kilby Court)
September 14… Boise, ID (Boise Contemporary Theater)
September 15… Seattle, WA (Barboza)
September 16… Vancouver, BC (Media Club)
September 17… Portland, OR (Doug Fir Lounge)
September 19… Santa Cruz, CA (Crepe Place)
September 20… San Francisco, CA (Brick & Mortar)
September 21… Los Angeles, CA (The Satellite)
September 23… San Diego, CA (Casbah)
September 24… Phoenix, AZ (Last Exit)
September 25… Tucson, AZ (Flycatcher)
September 27… Austin, TX (Holy Mountain)
September 28… Dallas, TX (Index Fest)
October 26… New York, NY (Le Poisson Rouge)
October 27… Philadelphia, PA (Boot & Saddle)
October 28… Washington, DC (DC9)
October 29… Durham, NC (Pinhook)
October 30… Atlanta, GA (Drunken Unicorn)
November 1… Asheville, NC (The Mothlight)
November 2… Nashville, TN (High Watt)
November 3… Louisville, KY (Zanzabar)
November 4… Cincinnati, OH (Southgate House (Revival))
November 5… Columbus, OH (The Basement)
November 6… Buffalo, NY (Sugar City)
November 7… Boston, MA (Great Scott)

FREE MP3 DL: Zammuto’s “Need Some Sun”


As Nick Zammuto continues on with the recording and production of his album, he has decided to share another track from the project. This one is called “Need Some Sun”, and it is good for any and all seasons (or for those of you in Hawai’i who don’t have to worry about the seasons, unless it’s surf-related.)

As reported earlier this month, Zammuto currently has an Indiegogo project where you’re able to make a donation towards the completion of the still-untitled new album. While the amount earned has gone beyond his initial goal, you still have about three weeks to make your donation count.

http://www.indiegogo.com/project/406213/widget

SOME STUFFS: Zammuto creates a “Sinker” of a track for new album

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First off: you did read that right. It’s not a “stinker” of a track, but a sinker, as in “Sinker”, the title of a new song by Nick Zammuto and his project, Zammuto. The album recently had an Indiegogo project to help raise funds to make it, and it is a success, although if you wish to take part in it, you may do so below. Different donation amounts will lead to some quality goodies, although you don’t have to make big donations at all, just simply give something for the cause.

Nonetheless, listen to “Sinker”, consider making a donation, and also check out what Zammuto has done for the album thus far.

http://www.indiegogo.com/project/406213/widget

Zammuto LP 2 from Nick zammuto on Vimeo.

SOME STUFFS: Zammuto has Spring 2013 ready for showtime

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The Northeast and midwest portions of the United States (and portions of Canada) are where Zammuto will be heading to come spring 2013, with their multi-media extravanza. They will do one show in late January in New York City at Le Poisson Rouge, but after that, they’re freeballing it. See where they’ll be:

January 26, 2013… New York, NY (Le Poisson Rouge)
March 31, 2013… Montreal QC (Il Motore)
April 1, 2013… Toronto ON (The Garrison)
April 3, 2013… Grand Rapids MI (Ladies Literary Club)
April 4, 2013… Evanston IL (SPACE)
April 6, 2013… Minneapolis MN (7th Street Entry)
April 7, 2013… Northfield MN (Carleton College)
April 8, 2013… Grinnell IA (Grinnell College)
April 12, 2013… Columbus OH (Wexner Center)

You can listen to their self-titled album (my review of which can be read here) by pressing play on the Soundcloud player below.

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SOME STUFFS: AU to begin tour with Zammuto as they share new video

AU – “Solid Gold” from stereogum on Vimeo.

Not going to lie, AU are great. Need proof? Brand new video for you.

More proof? AU are on tour with Zammuto, beginning tonight with their residency in Iowa. Dates? You got it dude:
October 1-25… Fairfield, IA @ The Beauty Shop (Luke Wyland Solo Residency)
October 26… Fairfield, IA @ The Beauty Shop
October 27… Wichita, KS @ Rock Island Live
October 28… Santa Fe, NM @ O’Shaughnessy Performance Space
October 29… Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom *
October 30… San Diego, CA @Soda Bar *
October 31… Santa Barbara, CA @ Muddy Waters *
November 1… Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour *
November 2… Santa Cruz, CA @ Crepe Place *
November 3… San Francisco, CA @ The Independent *
November 5… Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge *
November 6… Seattle, WA @ Barboza *
November 7… Vancouver, WA @ Biltmore Cabaret *

* w/ Zammuto

To order their latest album Both Lights, click the Bandcamp player below, or order directly from the band by clicking here.

http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/album=2639191370/size=venti/bgcol=9CBFCD/linkcol=774947/

FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD: Zammuto release Live EP

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What you see below is an EP of live material recorded by Zammuto, recorded at the Georgia Theater in Athens on June 21, 2002 during their recent tour earlier this summer in support of their self-titled album (my review can be read by clicking here). If the music helps to create interest in seeing Nick Zammuto and his band live, that’s good, for he has a lot of shows lined up for the rest of the year. The dates are the same as those posted in June, but some of the shows will now feature Australian vocalist Gotye:

September 5 – Charlottesville, VA (The Southern)
September 6 – Richmond, VA (The Camel)
September 7 – Raleigh, NC (Hopscotch Music Festival)
September 8 – Asheville, NC (Grey Eagle)
September 9 – Knoxville, TN (Pilot Light)
September 10 – Atlanta, GA (The Earl)
September 11 – Tallahassee, FL (Club Downunder)
September 12 – Birmingham, AL (The Bottletree)
September 14 – Kansas City, MO (Richard Berkley Riverfront Park)*
September 15 – Bloomington, IN (The Bishop)
September 16 – Cleveland, OH (Jacobs Pavilion)*
September 17 – Columbus, OH (LC Pavilion)*
September 18 – Detoit, MI (Fox Theatre)*
September 9 – Hamlton, ON (Casbah Lounge)
September 20 – Toronto, ON (Molson Amphitheatre)*
September 21 – Monreal, PQ (Jacques Cartier Pier)*
September 22 – Burlington, VT (Signal Kitchen)
September 6 – Wasington, DC (U Street Music Hall)
September 27 – Brooklyn, NY (Williamsburg Park) *
September 28 – Boston, MA (Museum of Fine Arts)
September 29 – Phiadelphia, PA (Johnny Brenda’s)
October 1 – Nashville, TN (The Basement)
October 2 – Little Rock, AR (Stickyz Rock’n’Roll Chicken Shack)
October 3 – Denton, TX (Dan’s Silverleaf)
October 4 – Austin, TX (The Mohawk)
October 5 – Huston, TX (Fitzgerald’s)
October 6 – Bton Rouge, LA (Spanish Moon)
October 8 – S Louis, MO (Luminary Center for the Arts)
October 9 – Cicago, IL (Schubas)
October 10 – Cincinnati, OH (MOTR Pub)
October 11 – Pittsburgh, PA (Andy Warhol Museum)
October 12 – Ithaca, NY (The Haunt)
October 13 – Northampton, MA (Pearl Street Nightclub)
October 29 – Phoenix, AZ (The Crescent Ballroom)
October 30 – San Diego, CA (Soda Bar)
October 31 – Santa Barbara, CA (Muddy Waters)
November 1 – Los Angeles, CA (Troubadour)
November 2 – Santa Cruz, CA (The Crepe Place)
November 3 – San Francisco, CA (The Independent)
November 5 – Portland, OR (Doug Fir Lounge)
November 6 – Seattle, WA (Barboza)
November 7 – Vancouver, BC (The Biltmore Cabaret)
November 10 – Minneapolis, MN (Walker Art Center)

* with Gotye

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SOME STUFFS/RECORD CRACK: Portland’s AU on the road again, with a Deerhoof remix of “Solid Gold” to be released as a 7″ single

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AU. Yes, the Portland duo will be hitting the road again, in fact they’re going to start this Friday with a show at the PDX Pop Now Festival. If you’re in the Pacific Northwest this weekend, check them out. It will mark the start of their tour. They’ll take a few breaks here and there, then revive the live show, roadies, and groupies scene once more for more shows that will pretty much keep them performing until the holiday season. They’re going it in support of their Both Lights album (Hometapes/The Leaf Label), and if that’s not enough… nah, I’ll keep you waiting. Check the tour dates first and come back to me.

July 20… Portland, OR – PDX POP NOW FEST @ RefugePDXoutdoor
July 25… Fargo, ND – The Aquarium (Dempsey’s Upstairs)
July 26… Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry *
July 27… Madison, WI – Terrace Club @ UW MAdison *
July 28… Chicago, IL – Schubas *
July 30… Toronto, ON – The Drake Hotel *
July 31… Montreal, QC – Divan Orange *
August 1… Boston, MA – Great Scott *
August 2… New York, NY – Mercury Lounge *
August 3… Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands *
August 4… Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s *
August 5… Washington, DC – Black Cat *
August 6… Columbus, OH – Tree Bar *
August 7… St Louis, MO – The Gramophone *
August 8… Kansas City, MO – The Record Bar*
August 9… Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge *
August 11… Boise, ID – Red Room *
September 8… Portland, OR – Musicfest Northwest @ Pioneer Courthouse Square ^^^
September 27… Garden City, ID – Visual Arts Collective (Luke Wyland Solo Show) $
October 29… Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom #
October 30… San Diego, CA Soda Bar #
October 31… Santa Barbara, CA Muddy Waters #
November 1… Los Angeles, CA Troubadour #
November 2… Santa Cruz, CA Crepe Place #
November 3… San Francisco, CA The Independent #
November 5… Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge #
November 6… Seattle, WA Barboza #
November 7… Vancouver, BC Biltmore Cabaret #

*= w/ Tu Fawning
^^^= w/ Girl Talk
$ = w/ Deerhoof, Buke and Gase, Raleigh Moncrief
# = w/ Zammuto

Back? Good. AU will be releasing a Deerhoof remix of “Solid Gold” as a 7″ 45 on Pure Bathing Culture, but you can download the track for free right now. Go ahead, it’s legit.

SOME STUFFS: First headlining tour for Zammuto begins in September

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You like Zammuto? He and his group will be headlining for the first time on a forthcoming tour. Here are the dates:

September 5 – Charlottesville, VA (The Southern)
September 6 – Richmond, VA (The Camel)
September 7 – Raleigh, NC (Hopscotch Music Festival)
September 8 – Asheville, NC (Grey Eagle)
September 9 – Knoxville, TN (Pilot Light)
September 10 – Atlanta, GA (The Earl)
September 11 – Tallahassee, FL (Club Downunder)
September 12 – Birmingham, AL (The Bottletree)
September 14 – Kansas City, MO (Richard Berkley Riverfront Park)
September 15 – Bloomington, IN (The Bishop)
September 16 – Cleveland, OH (Jacobs Pavilion)
September 17 – Columbus, OH (LC Pavilion)
September 18 – Detoit, MI (Fox Theatre)
September 9 – Hamlton, ON (Casbah Lounge)
September 20 – Toronto, ON (Molson Amphitheatre)
September 21 – Monreal, PQ (Jacques Cartier Pier)
September 22 – Burlington, VT (Signal Kitchen)
September 6 – Wasington, DC (U Street Music Hall)
September 27 – Brooklyn, NY (Williamsburg Park)
September 28 – Boston, MA (Museum of Fine Arts)
September 29 – Phiadelphia, PA (Johnny Brenda’s)
October 1 – Nashville, TN (The Basement)
October 2 – Little Rock, AR (Stickyz Rock’n’Roll Chicken Shack)
October 3 – Denton, TX (Dan’s Silverleaf)
October 4 – Austin, TX (The Mohawk)
October 5 – Huston, TX (Fitzgerald’s)
October 6 – Bton Rouge, LA (Spanish Moon)
October 8 – S Louis, MO (Luminary Center for the Arts)
October 9 – Cicago, IL (Schubas)
October 10 – Cincinnati, OH (MOTR Pub)
October 11 – Pittsburgh, PA (Andy Warhol Museum)
October 12 – Ithaca, NY (The Haunt)
October 13 – Northampton, MA (Pearl Street Nightclub)
October 29 – Phoenix, AZ (The Crescent Ballroom)
October 30 – San Diego, CA (Soda Bar)
October 31 – Santa Barbara, CA (Muddy Waters)
November 1 – Los Angeles, CA (Troubadour)
November 2 – Santa Cruz, CA (The Crepe Place)
November 3 – San Francisco, CA (The Independent)
November 5 – Portland, OR (Doug Fir Lounge)
November 6 – Seattle, WA (Barboza)
November 7 – Vancouver, BC (The Biltmore Cabaret)
November 10 – Minneapolis, MN (Walker Art Center)

REVIEW: Zammuto’s self-titled album

Photobucket Zammuto is a new project from The Books‘ member Nick Zammuto, and the self-titled debut album (Temporary Residents Ltd.) shows a brief hint of what you may have known him for, and it’s sure to surprise those who have made expectations for him.

The album shows a deep love for electronic sounds, be it funk, dance, or simply upping all of his instrumentation into new worlds and realms through layering via multi-track recording. Imagine a mixture of elements you love from Black Moth Super Rainbow/Tobacco, Beck, Laurie Anderson, The Yes Album-era Yes, and that guy at the farmer’s market who stands there playing music for loose change while everyone heads the other direction looking for zucchini and corn. That’s Zammuto, playing some incredible sounds that bleeds through the mixture of real instrumentation and programmed sounds. This will definitely carry over if this music is taken to festival circuits, even though much of it sounds like it was recorded over a cool weekend in a basement surrounded by his favorite bowls of cereal. A good portion of it would be accessible in an Owl City, fashion, but while Owl City sounds forced and fortunate, Zammuto is that uncool kid that you want to be down with because he knows better.

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