Sask was a blast! Met some pretty crazy bands in both Saskadelphia and Regina. Check out Zombie Bouffant and Exöskeleton from saskatoon and Soiled Doves from Regina, all kick ass bands! Thanks again to the venues The Rock Bottom in Saskatoon and The Club in Regina.
We’ve got new songs.
We’re about to start work on our 3rd full length album, no yet date for release and no set title. There will be 14 songs and a few guest appearances. That’s all the info so far. Check back for regular(ish) updates.
Oh and our next gig in town should be Aug 31st at DV8 with The Press Gang from Calgary, should be a hoot.
What is now becoming a yearly tradition, Zero Cool is once again embarking on an expedition to the Trapezoidal Province! July 19th and 20th we will be invading the cities of Saskatoon and Regina, respectively. So look out all you Saskatchewaninnians or Saskatchewanites, get ready for ZERO COOL!
We had planned to take til august off to retool the set list and record a new album and EP, BUT we were overwhelmed with gigs via email and facebook. SO, May 4th we will be playing a gig @ DV8 with the Belushis. So if you’re going though Zero Cool withdrawal, come out may 4th! Extra Charisma Experience Points will be awarded for the best Star Wars inspired costume (experience points also redeemable for Zero Cool Merchandise, but have no monetary value).
Our first album release in 3 years. It really didn’t feel that long to us. Yes we’ve made a few recordings since “Talk-Action…” was recorded in 2009; but due to a lack of knowledge (mainly on my part) of recording techniques and my stubborn DIY attitude, most of what we recorded never saw the light of day. Sure, there was the odd EP here and there; “….and he’s to blame” is a perfect example of this. There was supposed to be an album attached to it, but it wasn’t meant to be. We are planning to release the contents of those recordings later, but now to the matter at hand.
This album was by far the most interesting task we’ve ever undertook in the studio. The entire gambit of emotions was experienced, in full, during its conception. Also in keeping with the Zero Cool mentality, we reached out to our friends and colleagues, to aid us in crafting the album. I could try and write the complete production credits, but I’m sure I would leave somebody out. So, I would really like to thank everyone that took the time to listen to even the smallest sample of this record and gave their input.
There will be 20 copies, ruthlessly assembled by yours truly with a glue stick and sharpie, available for sale at our Cd Release Party January 19th, 2013 @ DV8, with the Mange and Practical Slackers. It will also be available for download a week after the concert.
January 19th, 2013, Zero Cool will be releasing our 2nd album (longer than 4 songs, shorter than 10 but still divisible by 2) in 2 years. The EP/LP consists of 8 brand spanking new tunes. Faster and with 67% more klent. The title is still being debated but will be announced shortly. keep checking back here and on facebook for further details
With little to zero notice at all we had the opportunity to play with the LEGENDARY Edmonton punk band SNFU on Tuesday June 26 2012. So we took it. KP got some photos with Chi Pig, Jim Nowhere joined us on stage for three songs in his second last appearance as an official “On Stage” member of Zero Cool.
Oh and we decided to let people download this Show we played March 5 2011 with our label mates, The Pine Tarts. You can download it from the Discography page or by heading over to our Digital Store.
Well its time i posted one of the final mixes. “Your Thick Head” was originally released in early 2009 and it sounded a little different, so here is the 2nd mix on the upcoming re release of ..And He Didn’t Have a Say EP. order yours today!
.. we got our shit together. We recorded an album, went on tour and here we are. Tho we liked the album, we felt it didn’t represent us as we stand today. all the songs (minus 1984 and contract) were written 2 years ago. Since then we’ve done some group meditation and pilates (andy is an excellent instructor), and we’re getting closer to the sound that best fits the squad. SO. As of Jan 1 2010 we are going into seclusion and not retuning to civilization untill we’ve recorded the entire zero cool catalog. Thats right kids 33 songs written over 2 years and recorded in 4 days. Talk – Action = Hippies will still be released. however, since all the line up changes over the years, it will be more of a greatest hits collections. Instead of 10 songs it will feature 20 songs and still come in under a half hour. along with this gem, we well record our second album, working title “ZERO COOL II”. featuring 10 never before heard tunes! however due to the lack of patrons at our previous gigs, All these tunes are New to you! look for us in the new year!