Zig Zags shares new video + Interview with Pitchfork + LP due 6/16

By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Monday, June 2, 2014

LA’s Zig Zags has released a music video for the song “So Stoned” which you can watch below. The song comes from their self-titled debut LP which will be out on June 16th via In The Red Records. Zig Zags have also shared some new interviews that were conducted with Pitchfork and Noisey, which you can check out below. Their overall sound is a familiar one, but the hooks are really catchy and I’ve already hit the repeat button on YouTube a few times.

WATCH: “So Stoned” –

Los Angeles power trio Zig Zags will be releasing their self-titled debut LP on June 16th via In The Red Records. The album was recorded at Ty Segall’s Sweat Lodge studio and Segall help produce it. Today, the band shared their music video for “So Stoned” via Noisey alongside an interview. Additionally, head over to Pitchfork for a guest list interview with the group.


Tour Dates:

6/14 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar !
6/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex *
9/18 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso Kleine Zaal
10/22 – Ramonville St Agne, FR @ Le Bikini $

! w/ Endless Bummer
* w/ Bleached, Audacity, and L.A. Witch
$ w/ Ty Segall


About Zig Zags:

“Road tards, rat milk, magic frogs and motorbikes. ghost pirates, trailer park babysitters, king kong bundy and werewolf santas. nwobhm, early metallica, the wipers, budgie and bobby soxx. it ain’t retro, it’s total fucking recall. get me off this dying rock. escape from la while you still have the chance. over.”

-Randy 2024

In the year 2014 in the ruins of the city once known as Los Angeles, three underworld dwellers with one job, one hot tub and one unkillable riff between them knew they had to make a ripping record-or die trying. This is their story.

Guitarist Jed, bassist Patrick, and drummer Bobby started in a room lit by a single green light, which changed them from humans to Zig Zags in the summer of 2009. Within the next five years, they’d record a song with Iggy Pop and an album with Ty Segall and go from playing house parties for pizza to staring off the stage at the Fillmore West. But back then that was still in the future.

Before them had come giants-bands like Kiss and Sabbath whose names were carved into desks in detention for decades. Before them had come mutants, heavy metal and punk bands like the Dictators and Pentagram that spun into the void of history after failed orbital rendezvous with the fame they’d deserved. And before them had come freaks, one-known-copy private press insanities like J.T. IV, White Boy and the Average Rat Band, the bands that happened when someone with a guitar thought FUCK IT loud enough for the tape to pick up. Those were visionaries, each of them, even if most of them paid-or never got paid-for it.

And Zig Zags had a vision, too. It was a dark and weird one, the kind of thing you see flickering on the monitor when your stolen spaceship wakes you up from cryosleep, or the kind of thing that flashes across the inside of your forehead when you wake up hungover from sleeping in your van. Theirs was the nightmare of the insane and the all-too-normal, the Bermuda Triangle between sci-fi and lo-fi and no-budget, the Twilight Zone twist ending where it turns out everyone ELSE was an alien the whole time.

When Cliff Burton wore that Misfits shirt-Zig Zags. When the Emergency Broadcast System interrupts that John Carpenter movie-Zig Zags. When a soggy pile of Thrasher mags and Jack Kirby comics spill out of a dumpster behind the Sunday School-Zig Zags. When the Ramones were scared of the basement and the Angry Samoans couldn’t find the right side of their mind-Zig Zags. When a kid breaks his elbow copying a WWF heel’s piledriver and starts laughing instead of crying-Zig Zags. And when the electricity goes off forever and torchlight reflects off chrome-Zig Zags.

All of this and more becomes real on the Zig Zags’ self-titled debut LP, recorded and produced by Ty Segall for In The Red. In 12 songs, they chainsaw through weirdo film and caveman rock and space noise and make smart sound so dumb it turns inside-out and becomes brilliant. Their very first 7″ had a song scalled “Scavenger” cuz that’s what Zig Zags do-dig through garbage to find genius. In 2014, it turns out they did make their ripping record. But it’s up to you to figure out the twist ending.


Zig Zags
Zig Zags
(June 16th, In The Red)
Pre-order: www.intheredrecords.com

1. Brainded Warrior
2. The Fog
3. Magic
4. No Blade of Grass
5. Tuff Guy Hands
6. Down The Drain
7. Blazer
8. Psychomania
9. I Am The Weekend
10. Randy
11. Soul Sound
13. Voices of The Paranoid


Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zig-Zags/114037542014925
Bandcamp – https://zigzags.bandcamp.com/

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