WXPN 2 Live Session

Hey All,

Today at 3PM eastern on www.xpn2.org, an hour long live session with the new band with interviews in between.  The host is the great Eric Schuman.

We stopped by the ‘World Cafe’ studio at XPN Philly on Monday and recorded five songs… (if my memory serves me) Shape of Things to Come, Too Late to Topologize, Zebra Butt, F U C3PO, and our version of the Paul Simon’s ‘50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.

It will be archived, as well (i think…)



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Listen to the New Album in it’s Entirety

I’m proud to say you can listen to the new ZAMMUTO album here at spin.com.


As David Bevan writes:

“The long-awaited debut from Books co-conspirator Nick Zammuto’s new project

Early last summer, after his adored found-sound pop collage outfit the Books ended, co-founder Nick Zammuto began sharing new songs meant for a new band he supposed would become a “three or four-piece” via his personal blog. Since then, he’s assembled that band for a spate of live dates (below) as well as a full-length recording, due next Tuesday via Temporary Residence. Though it’s a less conceptual and far more direct effort than anything we’ve heard from him yet, it still brims with the same implacable energy that garnered his previous work such a following. SPIN is premiering the full record exclusively here.”

Also, Molly and I are just finishing packing up the first shipment of Hand Screen-printed LP’s so if you ordered one, THANK YOU and they’re on their way.

It is a limited edition of 500 copies, signed and numbered and they look like this, as they are drying on our house (just need to trim and fold):





Please help us out in this early phase and order one before the tour starts next week.



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Shape of Things To Come


Hey Everyone,

Here’s another track from the new ‘Zammuto’ album being released on April 3.  It’s one of the last tracks I made for the record, and this is the first time I’ve posted it anywhere.  It features Sean Dixon on drums, who is playing a 6/8 clave pattern double time with his right hand and halftime with his left.  It’s a mind bending thing to watch.  Gene Back made the string part by multitracking his violin, then placing the samples on a Nord keyboard.  I’ll post a video of it soon.  Thank for listening!

You can preorder the record here:  we’ll send it out next week:


Also, here are the dates for our tour with ‘Explosions in the Sky’ in April, plus a few of our own shows.  We just finished another round of rehearsals and the band is killing…  don’t miss it.

04-05 Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
 * 04-06 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater & Club * 04-07 Salt Lake City, UT – In the Venue * 04-08 Missoula, MT – Wilma Theater * 04-10 Seattle, WA – Moore Theater * 04-11 Eugene, OR – McDonald Theater * 04-12 Reno, NV – Knitting Factory * 04-15 Davis, CA – Mondavi Center * 04-16 San Francisco, CA – Palace of Fine Arts Theater * 04-17 San Francisco, CA – Palace of Fine Arts Theater * 04-18 Pomona, CA – Glasshouse * 04-19 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar 04-20 Visalla, CA – The Cellar Door 04-22 Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum Theater * 04-24 San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live * 04-30 Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands 05-01 Annandale-on-Hudson, NY – Bard College

* with Explosions in the Sky


Nick z

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Download ‘Too Late To Topologize’ (album version)

Free Download – ‘Too Late to Topologize’ (Album Version)


‘Too Late To Topologize’ (Album Version) from our upcoming self-titled debut LP ‘Zammuto’  Release Date: April 3rd on Temporary Residence.

Pre-order now (limited edition colored vinyl and CD): http://temporaryresidence.com/descriptions/trr209.php or Home-Screen-Printed Deluxe edition: http://zammutosound.com/physicalstore.cfm

One month until release!



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Upcoming Performance with Jason Treuting and Janus Trio

Here’s a video about what Jason (from So Percussion) and I are developing for our ‘Ecstatic Music Festival’ performance at Merkin Hall in NYC on Feb. 23.

ECSTATIC MUSIC FESTIVAL – NICK ZAMMUTO AND JASON TREUTING (with Janus, Daisy Press, and Grey McMurray) from steve taylor on Vimeo.

I’ve been in love with So Percussion since their incredible record ‘Amid the Noise’ came out in 2006.  So I jumped at the chance to work with Jason Treuting.  We’ll be doing a few new laser and video based tracks at the show, as well as the crazy 3/2 drum thing that he’s teaching me in this video.  Right now I’m working on a video called ‘The Greatest Autoharp Solo of All Time’ which we will also debut at the show.

Also, I’m working with The Janus trio on a new video based song called ‘The Fig and the Finger’.  I’ll post samples of all of these works in progress later this week.

Thanks for taking a look!


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The new band is…

The new band is playing it’s first ever shows: 

FEB 3: Mass Moca, North  Adams, MA  (Western Mass, our home town venue)

FEB 4: 92YTribeca,  New York, NY  (Downtown)

FEB 6: Brighton Music Hall, Allston, MA    (Boston Area)

Don’t miss your chance to say you were there from the  beginning!  We’ll be playing mostly tracks from the upcoming Zammuto LP (out  April 3 on Temporary Residence), along with some ‘Books’ songs, plus a few  surprises.  Before the set we will be screening ‘Achante‘, a short film about Haitian Vodou  that we scored last year.

We will also be at SXSW in Austin in March, for  the whole week, playing everyday.

‘Zammuto’ (the band) is a four piece  rock set up:  Nick Zammuto (yours truly on vocals, guitars), Gene Back (also  from the Books, on electric guitar, organ, keys), Sean Dixon (Drums), and Mikey  Zammuto (aka Mikeybass, on Bass).  We just finished our second week of  rehearsals and we’re all feeling giddy with excitement.  As Mikey says, ” This  will be Epic.”

Happily, the project has picked up a lot of momentum in  the last few weeks:

The track F U C-3PO was named best new track on  Pitchfork, you can listen to the Make Mine EP here:

And  Prefix magazine just named us among the years  most anticipated albums!  (no pressure).

Also Matt Day made a short  film about my life and artistic process which you can watch here:  (Incredibly,  it’s been viewed more than 20K times in the last week!)

Sorry if you live  outside of the Northeast, we will be coming to your area by the fall if all goes  as we hope…

Yours, Nick

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‘A Day With…

‘A Day With’ Nick Zammuto

Here’s a short documentary Matt Day made about my process and life at home and in the studio.  We spent a day together last summer shooting this video, and hopefully he’ll be documenting the time leading up to the debut ‘Zammuto’ concert on Feb. 3 at Mass Moca. (more on this soon)

A Day With Nick Zammuto from Matt Day on Vimeo.

If you prefer YouTube here’s a link…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NOE-By9AJc&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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