Zammuto Explores Titanic Kraut-Pop on 'Io'

From the Books founder's September 2 album, 'Anchor'

Zammuto Io Anchor Album Stream
Zammuto 'Anchor' album cover
WRITTEN BY
Colin Joyce

Over the course of his career with the Books, Nick Zammuto wove found sound samples into abstract compositions that were as infectious as they were jittery. As he moves into work under his own last name he's carried those latter two adjectives along with him while embracing song structures that are a little easier to stomach. New single "Io" offers an ode to a volcano-covered moon that orbits Jupiter in the form of a Devo-cum-krautrock open-highway jam, emphasizing the sense of "momentum" that Zammuto described when he first told us about his new album Anchor last year. That record is finally due out September 2 on Temporary Residence Ltd. Listen to "Io" on SoundCloud and check out a spate of upcoming tour dates.

Zammuto tour dates: 

August 28 -  New Haven, CT @ The Outer Space
August 29 - Burlington, VT @ Signal Kitchen
August 30 -  Portland, ME @ SPACE Gallery
September 6 - Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo
September 7 - Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
September 9 - Chicago, IL  @Schubas
September 10 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
September 11 - Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room 
September 12 - Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge
September 13 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court         
September 14 - Boise, ID @ Boise Contemporary Thater
September 15 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza
September 16 - Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
September 17 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
September 19 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Crepe Place
September 20 - San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar
September 21 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite      
September 23 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah
September 24 - Phoenix, AZ @ Last Exit
September 25 - Tucson, AZ @ Flycatcher
September 27 - Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain
September 28 - Dallas, TX @ Index Fest
October 26 - New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
October 27 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
October 28 - Washington, DC @ DC9
October 29 - Durham, NC @ Pinhook
October 30 - Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
November 1 - Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
November 2 - Nashville, TN @ High Watt
November 3 - Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
November 4 - Cincinnati, OH @ Southgate House (Revival)
November 5 - Columbus, OH @ The Basement
November 6 - Buffalo, NY @ Sugar City
November 7 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott

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