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Solvey – “Solvey” (Stereogum Premiere)

After contributing vocals to the latest projects from Hooray For Earth and Autre Ne Veut and earning Band To Watch honors as part of sisterly duo Zambri, New Yorker Jessica Zambri has branched out from her former band’s weirdo electro-pop to grandiose indie rock and begun performing under the name Solvey. Zambri’s husband, former Hooray… More »

By: Aaron Lindenberg / January 29, 2015 - 9:44 am

Zambri – “From An Angle” Video

“From An Angle,” a track from the psychedelic electro sister-act Zambri, is all buried voices and synth-smears, and the video is similarly disorienting. It’s made up entirely of car-wash footage turned into rave-wall projection, with the color-scheme altered to hurt your brain. Chareth Cutestory directs; watch it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 6, 2012 - 3:15 pm

Zambri – “All You Maybes” Video

In the video for “All You Maybes,” a song from the spectral New York electro-pop BTW Zambri, a polygonal person wanders through a polygonal world. At the end, he might turn into a monster or a messiah figure or something; I’m not really sure. It’s all very Lawnmower Man. Johnny Woods serves as animator; watch… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 19, 2012 - 5:33 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Corban took over for me on this column last week because I went down to Asheville, North Carolina to experience Actionfest, a film festival dedicated entirely to movies where people get kicked in the face or stabbed with broken glass. After four straight days of that, I’m still in something of a bloody-eyeball daze, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 20, 2012 - 2:15 pm

Zambri – “Hundred Hearts” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

In the video for Zambri’s “Hundred Hearts,” a mysterious mural transfixes ordinary citizens and leads to a widespread outbreak of smooching. It’s intense! Milton Ladd directs. Watch below. More »

By: Corban Goble / April 19, 2012 - 12:24 pm

Stream Zambri House Of Baasa

BTW Zambri has kept pretty damn busy since the release of their debut EP, Glossolalia, putting out a batch of videos and a new single as they rolled on toward their debut LP, House Of Baasa. Now, that Jon Philpot (Bear In Heaven) and Noel Heroux (Hooray For Earth) assisted release has arrived on the… More »

By: Corban Goble / April 10, 2012 - 5:08 pm

Zambri – “Hundred Hearts”

Sister act/BTW Zambri will put out their debut LP this spring, a release from which we’ve already heard “ICBYS.” Today, the group unveils “Hundred Hearts,” a slow-burning glower that exhibit a jittery, spooky texture. Download it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / March 26, 2012 - 1:59 pm

Stereogum Range Life 2012 Preview & Mix

Last week, we announced our Range Life showcase, taking place at midnight on March 15 at the PureVolume house at 340 E. 2nd St. & Trinity, right in the middle of the brouhaha that is next week in Austin, TX. We’ve got a nice, well-balanced lineup in store with a dash of international, featuring the… More »

By: Stereogum / March 6, 2012 - 1:12 pm

Zambri – “ICBYS (Ice Choir Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Earlier this year, we heard the lead single “ICBYS” from Band To Watch alums Zambri, a glowing slab of goth-y synth pop. Now, the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart’s Kurt Feldman (under the moniker Ice Choir) has come through with a somewhat goofy, fun ’80s-shaded incarnation of that track. Also: Austin visitors SXSW week,… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 28, 2012 - 12:33 pm

Stereogum Presents… Range Life In Austin 2012 Lineup

Around midnight on the evening of March 15th, until well after every other bar in town has stopped serving legally intoxicating beverages, the Stereogum crew is throwing an Austin-based party with a bunch of bands we believe in while charging absolutely no money for admission, or legally intoxicating beverages. It’s called RANGE LIFE, and it… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 28, 2012 - 9:38 am

Zambri – “ICBYS” Video

A while back, we labeled sister-act electro pop outfit Zambri a Band To Watch and posted the band’s first single from their forthcoming debut LP House Of Baasa, “ICBYS.” Now that clip has a dark (literally), frenetic video. Context from the group:

we broke into the vacant apartment next door to me and… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 2, 2012 - 5:41 pm

Zambri – “ICBYS” (Stereogum Premiere)

Last November, we cited the avant garde electronic pop of local duo Zambri on their EP Glossolalia (Kanine Records), further going as far to label them a Band To Watch. As the sisters Cristi Jo and Jessica Zambri prep their debut LP House of Baasa, today we have the first single from that release, “ICBYS”… More »

By: Corban Goble / January 11, 2012 - 2:18 pm

Zambri – “To Keep Back” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Twin sisters Cristi Jo and Jessica Zambri make up the electro-pop BTW Zambri. Hooray For Earth’s Noel Heroux mixed Glossolalia, their debut EP, and he and Software’s Autre Ne Veut both add vocals to Zambri’s song “To Keep Back.” Below, we’ve got that song’s video, in which the two Zambri sisters stand creepily motionless for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 15, 2011 - 8:56 am

Stream Zambri Glossolalia

Here’s a full listen of our most recent Band To Watch, Zambri, and their hooky, five-track left-field electro-pop EP Glossolalia. It’s produced and mixed by Chris Coady (Gang Gang, Beach House, etc.) and Noel Heroux of Hooray For Earth, and well worth a listen. Backstory is here, the stream is below:… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 10, 2011 - 5:28 pm

Band To Watch: Zambri

The twin sisters Cristi Jo and Jessica are Zambri, both in surname and musical guise. I first mentioned them on Stereogum when they jumped onstage and added petite, but substantial, vocal muscle to Hooray For Earth during that band’s CMJ 2010 shortlist winning set; it was the sort of highlight that deserved identification. A year… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 3, 2011 - 1:32 pm

CMJ 2011: Class Superlatives & Our Finest Photos

We’re on the other side of CMJ now, which you could probably tell by the uptick in the music news cycle, or by some bloggers’ (could be any bloggers, no way to know who I am talking about) bleary eyes and corresponding level of risibility. Stereogum threw a couple of parties early on, then shifted… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 24, 2011 - 6:19 pm

CMJ 2010: 9 Bands That Played Nice Sets, Others That Came Out Ahead Too

Every year the death knell drum beats a little louder around CMJ. By 2007 the NY Times was well practiced writing that sort of piece — when the author of that year’s article Melena Ryzik asked for comment I said that the festival had become less about discovery and more about “due diligence”: kicking the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 26, 2010 - 11:01 am