(The Zen Circus - Things are looking real all over)
Of all the discoveries I've made via MySpace the past two years, the one that stands out as one of my favorites has to be Zen Circus. It is truly the epitome of the International band. Made up of Italians, Croatians, French and recently involving Brian Ritchie from The Violent Femmes, Kim and Kelly Deal (The Breeders/Pixies), Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads), Italian guitarist Giorgio Canali - a virtual who's who of indie/punk/underground musicians.
Their first album, Villa Inferno came out in early 2008 and a new one, still in the process of mixing should be out towards the end of this year.
This track Les Tantes de la Dimanche was the first song I heard when I went to their site. It's only the tip of the iceberg.
The Violent Femmes self-titled 1983 release holds a special place in my heart, as the first time I ever heard it was also the first time I ever 'danced with Mary Jane'. A few years ago I got to open for them in their hometown of Milwaukee, and they Read more...