Beginning with a November 25th NYC show at the Bowery Electric, Zs head out on the road for a fall tour which includes dates in Baltimore, DC, Chicago Oberlin, Toronto, Montreal, and Boston. It was only August of this year when saxophonist Sam Hillmer revealed that drummer Greg Fox (ex-Liturgy, Guardian Alien) and guitarist Patrick Higgins (ex-Animal, Bachanalia) would constitute the new Zs line-up. The band’s first performance, which was at 285 Kent in Brooklyn, drew rapturous applause. Ben Ratliff, reporting on the night for the New York Times, called the music “bright, severe and specific.” Fortunately, Vice’s Noisey blog has premiered a video of the debut here.
The band is touring to support the new release Score – The Complete Sextet Works: 2002-2007, a 4 disc box-set pulling together all the out of print works from the band’s early period along with a disc of unreleased material. There are over four and a half hours of music, a 20-page booklet, and four CDs in printed sleeves housed in a beautiful box featuring original artwork by art/design team Fredericks & Mae.
11/25/2012 NYC – Bowery Electric
11/26/2012 Baltimore, MD – Floristree
11/27/2012 Washington, DC – Union Hall
11/29/2012 Oberlin, OH – The Chapel
11/30/2012 Oberlin OH – Master Class @ The Kohl Building
11/30/2012 Oberlin, OH – House Show
12/2/2012 Toronto, ON – Double Double Land
12/3/2012 Montreal, QC – Casa Del Popolo
12/4/2012 Kingston, NY – BSP
12/5/2012 Boston – Non-Event
12/9/2012 Allston, MA – Problem House (side projects)*
12/14/2012 Baltimore, MD – Red Room