About a month ago, Edmonton experienced a great deluge, affecting many homes. One of which was the jam space of Zero Cool. We lost nearly everything (est. $17,000 replacement value). That aside we have been by taking random gigs in the middle of the week to “practice”. We’d also like to give a huge THANK YOU to local buddies, Down the Hatch for loaning us a place to practice! We were about to- start work on our new full length but it looks like it shall be pushed back. Check out gigs section to stay uop to date on our random dates that we “Practice”.
The 2013 Zero Cool Mini Tour continues!!! this weekend we will be heading back to The Rock Bottom in Saskatoon SK, and The North Hill Inn in Brandon MB!
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).
Here we are, one month into hiatus and everyone is asking when our next show is. When I reply August, a blank stare is all i receive.
Yes were out of the picture, No not forever, Yes Andy is still Vegan.
We’ve written 6 new songs, apparently substance abuse is a cure for writers block, and we can’t wait to unleash them upon you.
There’s more to come and maybe a demo or whatever will be posted.
Back to work.
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.
More aboot the new album –> Hey, Zeus on Heroin.
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
Zero Cool Livre de Visage.
For Everyone who wanted the Bootleg “Live at Dv8 March 5th 2011” It is now up on our Bandcamp.
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.
From The Offices of Zero Cool
Due to ongoing health issues I (Jim Nowhere) have decided after much thought, and discussion with KP, Phildo, & Andy that I will no longer be a preforming member of Zero Cool. This has been on my mind for quite a while, since breaking my wrist in September of 2011 and it never having fully recovered, and then being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in December of 2011. During the gigs played in December 2011, January 2012, and February 2012 I was really only playing at 60% of the energy and intensity required of me to be on stage with the rest of Zero Cool. So when we took our annual spring break I had a bit of time to think more about it and try to improve my health.
Opting to take a slightly longer break then the rest of the band was a personal choice on my part, and one that has helped with my health but not to the point where I am back at 100% as became very apparent to me when I pretty much collapsed on stage midway through “Red Shovel Rocket” on June 8 2012, and managed a halfhearted rendition of 1984 to close out the night.
It is with a heavy heart, and much sadness that I am leaving my role as rhythm guitarist and co-songwriter, and with a bit of trepidation as i move away from playing with three of my best friends.
I do not leave on bad terms, sadly it does not appear that my health will ever get back to a point where I’ll be able to be on stage with the boys again for a full set.
With this new transition to a three-piece punk band I will be staying on to help with the booking and further art/production side of things. Essentially acting as a bit of a band manager for a period of time.
– Jim Nowhere, Zero Cool