Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Zanzibar Snails Reviewed in Latest Edition of The Wire

Denton/DFW area's Zanzibar Snails recently received a very positive review in June 2008's edition of Wire Magazine, perhaps the most respected avant/experimental/improv music periodical in the world. To put this into perspective just a bit, a positive review in Wire is to a group like Zanzibar Snails what a review in Spin Magazine is to a group of douchebags. Wire covers a very select set of the best in avant, noise, improv, outsider, and modern composition from all over the world, and a positive review in the magazine is truly an honor that should not be underestimated just because most of the people hanging out on Greenville Ave. haven't ever heard of it. Since I couldn't get a link to the review, here it is, reprinted in full:

Zanzibar Snails Krakkatowiak MAYYRH 3” CD: From Denton, the past home of Texas’s space rock programme, The Zanzibar Snails have emerged as one of the region’s more interesting units over the past couple of years. They appear as a quartet here, using feedback, sax, electronics and percussion to create an extremely neat kind of racket. The feel is akin to The Dead C jamming with Paul Flaherty, and you’d have to agree, that’s a good goddamn feel. - Byron Coley, THE WIRE

Zanzibar Snails have two shows coming up this month, including July 19th at Hailey's and July 22nd at Rubber Gloves with Harvey Milk.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

whoopeedeedoo..

Chad said...

Congrats guys!

OH HELLO MY NAME IS ALEX WHATS YOUR NAME said...

I have never head of Wire. I will try to pick up some issues. Thanks for the heads up. Awesome for the Snails.

paulo said...

way to go snails!!!

NM said...

that is fucking awesome. way to go michael and nevada and co.

r javelinn said...

I haven't seen the Wire, but I really like a lot of other shows on HBO.

Anonymous said...

i like big love.

Anonymous said...

Chloe. yes. Big love with Chloe.

Anonymous said...

yes! zs world stadium tour 2009!

Long said...

I really like this band. and i love Wes Hot Jr.\\
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YAYUH~!