The term ‘experimental’ is the easiest way to describe the music of indie band Zammuto. Take a deeper listen, and you’ll find that it’s avant-garde pop with elements of indie rock and electronica delicately woven in.
Zammuto is the new project helmed by Nick Zammuto, formerly of The Books. The new four-piece band released their debut, self-titled album last April to overwhelmingly positive reviews. The album is full of songs that have layers of auto-tuned vocals that play well off of delicate guitar strums (like ‘Harlequin’), or minimal techno beats with a fast tempo (‘Groan Man, Don’t Cry’). ‘Idiom Wind’ is a testament to Zammuto’s restraint and ability to create a beautiful indie rock track that’s soft and echoey with occasional violin sections tossed in.
Zammuto are currently on tour, partly as the opening act for a handful of Gotye shows in September. Catch them at U Street Music Hall on September 26, with opening act Lymbic System.