In the next month we are going to be recording our debut Z+B album and this new collection of songs will only be released at our live performances. "Why?" you ask. Well... we're now old enough to be nostalgic for a time when you went to a concert and if you liked the band, the only way to get the music was from the artist right then and there. There are so many places to stream your music online as an independent artist. It feels like you labor for months or years on recording and the second you upload it to "said site" it slips into entropy and dissolves into the gigabytes of noise on the internet. So, with this next album we want to "marry" our music with the live performance. As an artistic experiment, we want to throwback to the "indie band days of old" and only have this "album" (CD and MP3) available for sale at our show. I.E. You have to come buy it out of our thrift store suitcase cause its not on itunes or spotify.
To date, these types of shows have been the most fulfilling performances for us and a beautiful space to honestly share our work. We are very excited about the home concert movement. More and more musicians are doing these sorts of shows to skirt the politics of venues. We are passionate about the home concert and we feel these sorts of shows are the future of folk music - or return to the past; however you see it. » MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HOME CONCERTS «
Directed and Filmed by John Metcalf Audio by Billy Burke
We love performing with a full band. With this last Graylings Session we stepped up the production for our song Paisley Dress. We were lucky to work with the "A-Team" of musicians. The beautiful part of playing with great musicians is how they bring out a new character of a song. It's like watching your lover put on a sexy dress (Paisley pattern for continuity) and you think "damn, that is good looking."
[Zach] - The art of sleep evades me. So I went to the doctor for some help - I turn down his sleeping pills and he offers an alternative. He hands me a pair of sunglasses that blink red and blue lights. "Wear these before you go to bed," he said " they will help your brain activate Delta Waves." I give the doc a duck-face... he explains further - "Your brain enters different frequency waves during sleep and you are having trouble getting into Delta brain waves" - this is the medical way of saying "you're still afraid of the dark." SO, I give it a try. I crawl in bed with my Delta Shades on. I start to imagine the desert and I am laying on warm sandstone staring at the turquoise sky through these glasses. The sun falls on my skin and I wait for rest to cover me. I find some sleep and a love song.