ZYZXX is a music and humor podcast for the thinking cynic. Interviews with indie bands and artists, parody and comedic segments.
1/1/2012 | Download File - right click to download
Photo by Sarah Negahdari Little Red Lung is the ideal choice to feature in the first podcast episode of the new year because ZYZXX believes that they are THE band to watch in 2012. Enchanting, unpredictable, theatrical and beautifully textured, Little Red Lung wrap their twisting and turning melodies around you, lulling one into the blissful hypnosis of a dark and blustery fairytale-hued night. Look for a release from them sometime in the spring. Also in this episode, the ZYZXX Actors Studio re-enact real and unedited advice as found on the World Wide Web.
12/23/2011 | Download File - right click to download
This week's featured band Evil Beaver, and their bad-ass bassist and vocalist will rock your tits off. Also, be sure to pack your opium pipe and make sure the absinthe spoon is polished, because this episode features Sugar T Russell and her Old Hollywood Film Reviews.
12/6/2011 | Download File - right click to download
Making a whole slew of folks happy in Los Angeles and beyond, The Ethers have reunited, after ten years of leaving us all in a state of longing for their soulful, dynamic ethereal rock and roll bliss. This weeks podcast features two of my favorite tunes taken off their rereleased, remastered, remixed and absolutely beautiful sounding self-titled album. Also featured this week is a bit based on a column I used to do in the fanzine version of ZYZXX called... the Email the Result! Download the podcast now to hear it all!
11/28/2011 | Download File - right click to download
What drew me to the music of Los Angeles band Great Northern was its ability to get me to visit both the darkest corners and highest mountain peaks of my psyche simultaneously. Meshing reflective, searching lyric with an anthemic musical sense, Great Northern creates an ocean swell of dynamic, atmospheric textural sound. I sat down with Solon Bixler and Rachel Stolte in a lively Los Feliz bar to chat about their experiences in recording the upcoming album, their music in general and of course, childhood injuries. Download Episode 4 to have a listen to the interview, some music from their past releases and... a demo version of a song from their upcoming new release!!!
9/8/2011 | Download File - right click to download
The song this week is special for several reasons. One, it is a song, previously unpublished, written by the great 20th Century American composer Harry Warren. And two... it was recorded by a singer whose music and voice is very near and dear to ZYZXX, Ruby Friedman. Ruby has recorded a handful of contemporary versions of his tunes for the Harry Warren folks as part of The Department of Harry Warren project. All beautiful renditions, as is to be expected from the hugely talented leader of the RFO. Enjoy her haunting and lovely recording of "Welcome To The Party."