"Zs demonstrate an energy and urgency [on Xe] 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. Stay tuned for announcements as they arise! Zs will be in Europe from March 31 to April 8 and the UK from April 19-22. Check the concert page here for details.
"Xe" Singles now up at: Pitchfork and another via NPR
"(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 trio formation of Sam Hillmer, Patrick Higgins, 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