Zammuto- “Yay”


Nick Zammuto, member of the The Books, has a personal project. Fans of arty, glitchy cut-up music could be pleased by this first track, “Yay.” Others might be bemused, or irritated, by the by-the-numbers digital splicing offered here. Either way, if your appetite is whetted, Zammuto says his new ensemble should be ready to play live by the end of the year.


So now that the site is back up, I figure I might as well re-post what had been lost on the day the music died: my submission for a mixtape battle I had with Aaron of TSURURADIO. Y’all might have heard what a psychopath that guy can be, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he blew my website up in order to in the competition. We might need to do a followup, and make sure things are fair and [ ]. Maybe get a ref in on the action, I dunno. Things did get pretty heated when I invited Aaron on my radio show.

Anyway, this is Aaron’s submission if you’d like to review it, but once again, here is mine:

Side 1

The Babies- Meet Me In the City
Minor Threat- 12XU
Wire- Practice Makes Perfect (70s Peel Session Ver)
Weave!- Mouthpiece Hysteria
Jay Reatard- Hammer, I Miss You
Crystal Stilts- Love Is A Wave
Sorry Excuse- This Magic Moment
Vivian Girls- No
Mount Eerie- Domesticated Dog

Side 2

King Khan and the Shrines- In Your Grave
The Dynatones- Fender Rock
Gentleman Jesse and His Men- If I Can See You (You’re Too Close To Me)
Awesome Color- Flying (Single Ver)
Screaming Females- Buried In the Nude
This Robot Kills- Heavy Mayonnaise
Torche- Tarpit Carnivore
Sunset- I’m Not A Perfect Person (Looks Like I Fucked Up Again)

Is posting this the equivalent to throwing a punch at an opponent who has left the ring, or is this more like punching a bro when his back is turned? Do you think that’s how Aaron will feel? Will re-posting this mix bring up bad blood between the two of us again? Am I endangering our current “good term” status?