"Zs demonstrate an energy and urgency that they've never before had, as these pieces leap off the page in exhilarating fashion" - Pitchfork
"One of New York City's weirdest and most well-respected bands." - Time Out
Zs is gearing up for some heavy new work.... with new collaborations, recordings, installation performances, and tour dates all in the pipeline. We are stoked to announce the launch of a new record imprint 'SOCIAL NOISE' in collaboration with COMMEND NYC -- Zs new full length LP "NOTH" will be available on Vinyl and Digital Download starting Feb. 1. Album art by Tauba Auerbach.
In support of NOTH, the Zs quartet will be performing at HOLO NYC on Jan 25 and then on tour across EUROPE in Feb 2018 --
"(ZS) ...creates conceptual art objects that set form and content against each other - like, say, a perfect birthday cake made out of sawdust, or a perfect hammer made of bird feathers." - New York Times
Zs was founded in 2000 and has existed as a trio, sextet, and quartet, now solidifying into the formation of Sam Hillmer, Patrick Higgins, Michael Beharie and Greg Fox. While our music has been variously categorized as no-wave, brutal-prog, and post-minimalist, Zs is primarily concerned with making music that challenges the physical and mental limitations of both performer and listener. Manipulating extended technique, unique instrumental synthesis, and near telepathic communication, Zs aims to create works that envelop the listener and unfold sonically over time, evoking unspoken past, present, and future rites and ritual. Get conscious.
Please visit the Social Registry for New Slaves, Music of the Modern White, and NSII: Essence Implosion!
ZS' double seven-inch 33, as well as the SCORE box-set and the GRAIN ep, is available through Northern Spy
The Sky Burial cassette tape ep can be purchased on Words+Dreams