Zenzile worked hard for its vinyl fans : we homecrafted this 250 copies limited and numbered vinyl collector edition of Pawn Shop double vinyl, featuring a special visual effect Alex imagined.
Here is a video preview of the result and the special effect.
You can get this collector at our merch booth after the concerts, or from our website www.zenzile.com. We ship worldwide with care by Post Office.
Don't miss our last concerts in France, Paris Alhambra april the 15th, Eastern Europe tour in april and our 4 first gigs in Asia in June.
04.09.2010 Nantes festival Ram Dam
04.15.2010 Paris (75) l'Alhambra
04.16.2010 Dunkerque (59) Les 4 Ecluses
04.17.2010 Brest (29) Les Agités du Bocal
04.20.2010 Ljubljana (SLO) Gala hala
04.21.2010 Pecs (HU) Pecs Pen Fest
04.22.2010 Zagreb( CR ) Kset
04.23.2010 Budapest (HU) West Balkan
04.24.2010 Kapuvar (HU) Shop Shop
05.06.2010 Nevers (58) Festival les échos du charbon
05.07.2010 Gray (70) Festival Rolling Saone
05.08.2010 Lille (59) Fivestival
05.21.2010 Montauban (82) Rio Grande
05.22.2010 Mont de Marsan (40) Le CaféMusic
05.28.2010 Alençon (61) la Luciole
06.06.2010 Hanoi (Vietnam) CCF
06.07.2010 Hué (Vietnam) Festival de Hué
06.08.2010 Hué (Vietnam) Festival de Hué
06.12.2010 Beijing (cn) Yu Gong Yi Shan
07.12.2010 DOUR (Belgique) Dour Festival
Hello Zenzile friends.
Our french winter tour ends up tonight at Run Ar Puns and tomorrow at Auray (Brittany). We'll be back on stage in february, at Alhambra (Paris 10°) april the 15th, in East Europe a bit later, and in Asia too if we are lucky.
We just refueled our online store with tee shirts Bus (black and red), Monochrome (black), Sound Patrol (orange and green) and the very new model nouveau Pawn Shop.
All is there : www.zenzile.com/shop
see you soon
After a thirteen years old career, including: seven albums, five Maxi LP's and hundreds of live concerts throughout the world, you would think you knew all about ZENZILE. However, those who have following this band since their beginnings in Angers, France, know well that: No one knows what will resemble a new album of Zenzile before it gets out.
Instead of cloning their music precisely year after year, the quintet has always chosen to focus on their trade mark sound which is rich and various, thanks to a dazzling bass and whooping guitars.
From the start, Zenzile is having fun mixing the same influences (post punk, Dub,folk,soft rock,soul jazz) with a savvy sense of measuring them all out, in order to produce a unique album every time.
For Pawn Shop, the Angevins (from Angers) have deliberately let their POP spirit opened up, in an humble and formal way of course.Only two tracks are exclusively instrumental and are welcome signs of a previous life. All eight other tracks are carried by the voices of olds partners: Jamika Ajalon et David K. Alderman (Warehouse), demonstrating some new and unexpected sides of their talent.This eighth studio album is less angular and more confident than the previous Living in Monochrome in which the band had let the guitar lead out.Today Zenzile seems to have found the right balance between staying simple while being demanding.Strings and organs are more present than ever to form melodies never dared before.Evidently freed from any past inhibitions, the band now sweats out many old legendary Vinyl albums, reminiscent of their teen age years. Shadowy organs, bony guitars, ramping bass, Bela Lugosi spirit glides above Pawn Shop.
There are also lingering feverish memories of ESG, Pink Floyd, Nick Cave or PIL but everything is digested and sublimated only to be more accomplished.
With a real consistency throughout the entire album, despite the variety of sounds, you never feel like you are loosing tracks.Each song has its own space and there is space for each song.From the very Serge Gainsbourg inspired Mind Over Matter to the lively Fire Eater, you will feel the majestic of Histoire de Papiers or the disturbance of Crooked Man, always sensing a serious focus on the subject.
Remarkable finish from Zenzile with Thursday Night Rover Disco where Alderman's voice reminds the one of his Welsh fellow J. Cale ( The Velvet Underground) before the last Caution Horses where the singer throws himself out in a long, progressive and flamboyant post folk rise. With Pawn Shop, Zenzile leaves all the cash on the table and walks out with style...at least for now.
Next Zenzile's album is ready, it is called "Living in Monochrome", and will be released in France on 3rd of september. Definitely more rock, the album is still unmistakable. The full band will tour again from the 28th of september till middle of december, for around 30 gigs (see agenda). Jamika will be on stage with the quintet, and David K Alderman, "Warehouse 99 project"'s singer, who appears on two tracks on the album, will be part of the tour as well this autumn.
Released in march 2007, Meta EP is composed of two remixes from the track "Mille Francs Mille Francs", one by Doctor L and one by Matthew Herbert. On the A side, one unreleased track, "Real Rock", wich had been recorded during the same studio session as Meta Meta's titles.