ZS finish up new album, announce European tour in honor of Xenon, the forgotten element

ZS finish up new album, announce European tour in honor of Xenon, the forgotten element

Well, it’s been a couple of years since ZS officially evolved into its current three-piece, and founding member Sam Hillmer has been more than efficient at whipping guitarist Patrick Higgins and drummer Greg Fox into form as though they were passengers on some medieval ship (in a loving way). Their first formal showing as ZS was the arguable “remix” album Grain, which was pretty experimental, and which compelled assimilation on the part of its new members by recalling tracks that were composed prior. There was also this sweet performance at the Trans-Pecos over the summer, so surely we can trust that ZS are in fully revitalized shape by now, even if we aren’t blessed with additional confirmation…

Additional confirmation: the new ZS album Xe album is nearly complete! That’s according to a certified tweet from Higgins, who offered a glimpse of his/their sweet studio, alongside comment about the final mixdown, which is possibly done by now. It’s an album that won’t be released until 2015, but as a precursor, folks in the freakishly-shaped continent across the Atlantic will be able to hear some of the new tunes first-hand this month. Check the dates below. Of course they’ll be performing at Unsound.


10.07.14 - Ljubjana, Slovenia - TBA
10.08.14 - Lucerne, Switzerland - TBA
10.09.14 - Brussels, Belgium - TBA
10.10.14 - Cologne, Germany - TBA
10.11.14 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - TBA
10.12.14 - Hamburg, Germany - TBA
10.13.14 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Jazzhouse
10.14.14 - Wroclaw, Poland - AvantArt Festival
10.15.14 - Krakow, Poland - Unsound Festival
10.18.14 - Brno, Czech Republic - TBA *
10.19.14 - Ljubjana, Sloevnia - TBA *

* Sam Hillmer as Diamond Terrifier, Patrick Higgins

• ZS: http://www.zzzsss.com
• Northern Spy: http://northernspyrecords.com

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