On February 17 2012 we played a show with our good friends the Kroovy Rookers, and the Gorgon Horde, for the Gorgon Horde’s Album release show. Chris from Punk Radio Cast’s The Grind was on hand and he filmed our whole set.
You Can View it here:
So.. Talk-Action=Hippies is out! It is available on iTunes, Bandcamp, and in one of 4 colours of delicioous Vinyl. The 7″ does come with a DRM free high quality digital download as well, so you can put it on your listening device or choice, or burn a compact disc, or make a mix tape, or whatever you decide to do with it.
Our Loo Corez EP releases are now on iTunes as well. “… and he didn’t have a say” “… and he’s to blame”
In Tour news, we’re heading east.. not very far east, just to Regina. We’re going to attempt at documenting the trip on shitty camcorders and cellphones. Also we have decided to take one of our favorite Edmonton bands, The Mange, with us.. Those of you who have never seen the Mange, you need to change that.
– Jim Nowhere
A Sad Day for all Canadians,
If you were a supporter of the NDP or not, the death of the Right Honourable Jack Layton is a blow to all of us, his passion and respect for all Canadians will not go forgotten. He was a great influence to us here at the Zero Cool camp, and he will be missed by all. Words can not express what this blow will do here in Canada.
“Rest In Peace Sir Jack Layton, an inspiration to me for the past decade, and honourable man, and a passion for the people that could never be matched, I only hope to be the kind of man that you were. you will be missed”. – Jim “Nowhere” Ralnyk
“R.I.P. Jack Layton, you were a true inspiration to us, and to all Canadians. You’re legacy will live on, you’re love of all Canadians, and fight for the welfare of our country will not be forgotten.”. – Zero Cool
“Goodbye Mr. Layton” – KP
We will continue to do what we do best, and hope that the strength and love that Jack always had will resound through our music to you.
– Jim Nowhere
Good Day To You.
Yes, to you, you punk rock fanatics, we have some glorious news. The test pressings for Talk – Action = Hippies are en route to us for our aural pleasure and confirmation that all is a go, and then you’ll be able to get your hands on some sweet sweet tunes. The 7″ will be limited to 500 copies, so when you announce where and when to get them, make sure that you do. Did i mention that it will be in coloured vinyl? No? Well it will be; Red, White, Blue, Clear. Those will be your choices, and i have no idea how many of each are being printed, or how you will know what colour that you’ll get. The folks over at Livid Records will give you those details when they have them.
In mersh news, we did another order of the Pentagram T-Shirts so make sure you come and grab one at a gig, our online mersh store will be undergoing some changes in the next month or so, so that it can take paypal, and not charge you in USD, that sort of thing. Also planning out our new Patches and Stickers for when the 7″ comes out.
We’ve had a bit more press as of late as well, and some play on CJSR’s “Rock n Roll Must Be Destroyed” (I) Jim Nowhere was a guest, ans Rolga and i chatted it up for a while, you can download the podcast from here (you want the May 11 2011 podcast). We were also recently interviewed on the brand new VoidTV based out of Edmonton, and that should be up shortly after i finish this post.
– Jim Nowhere
For those of you who follow us on Twitter (@ZeroCoolBand) you may be aware of a slight delay in the vinyl release of “Talk – Action = Hippies” we’re hoping to have them by mid March. If you’re just looking for the digital copy head over to Livid Records digital store and pick it up. We are re-pressing another limited run of “… And He’s To Blame” that can be picked up at shows or you can snake it from our digital store using the “pay what you may” pricing. I haven’t quite figured out how to sell you T-shirts over the internet yet without it getting a little crazy, but soon it should be possible.
We’ve gotten a bit of press recently, you can find out who loves us by reading it.
In more merch related news we’re almost out of the “Pentagram” shirts and are uncertain if we want to make more or go with another design, so feel free to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and if we use your design you will get a free shirt, recognition for the design, copies of “… And He Didn’t Have A Say”, and “… And He’s To Blame”.
As always we have plenty of shows coming up, and if you want to see us come play closer to you, send me an email and we will do our best to make it happen. We’re taking April & May off from playing shows to record a Split 7″ with The Swamp Monsters (T.A.R. is putting it out) and record & mix a full length follow up to “Talk – Action = Hippies”.
– Jim Nowhere
We have much news to tell you, first off, since our last update we’ve changed how things look and work around here. We’ve gotten ourselves a Twitter account (@zerocoolband). We recorded a new album, and mixed another one. The album we gave a fresh mix to is called “Talk – Action = Hippies”, this leads to the BIG news, it is coming out on this Record Label that picked us up, very friendly folk over there, Livid Records. The vinyl should be in our hands to sell to you in early January of 2011, but you can go snake the digital version of it early at http://canadapunk.bandcamp.com, while waiting or it to get into our hands we’ve released another 3 song EP “… And He’s To Blame” you can find it in our digital store of self released goodness http://store.zerocoolband.com.
In local news we’re almost out of the “Grenade” shirts, you know the ones you’ve been able to pick up from us for $5 at every show for the past couple years. So snake one while you can. The grenade package deal is shirt +”… and he’s to blame” EP + “… and he didn’t have a say” EP for only $10! The new shirts will be hence forth known as “Pentagram” these are a limited edition one time run that we are doing, with only 40 available (Mens & Ladies). The Pentagram package until “Talk – Action = Hippies” comes out will be T-shirt + both EPs + Patch for $20.
– Jim Nowhere
A sample of things to come…
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!
its been a while since anything was said or done. we’re still rocking around, i got off my ass and made this slightly more interesting. gonna try and keep this at least half as up to date as the myspace Blog, or the new facebook page. we have some merch now, solid items, silly pins, touques, shirts whatever. and we’ll be playing out first show sans KP since ever.. on FEB 20th supporting our friends ASS. we’re out there can be picked up at Blackbyrd in edmonton. thats it the only place you can buy it. you can also harras the dudes at CJSR (fm 88.5) to play our music, that would be hilriously awesome.