Zorch // “E.M.F.”

I’m not gonna lie. When I am introduced to acts from Austin, Texas I typically picture clouds of smoke that dull the senses enough to allow the laid-back vibes to slide right into my psyche. This is not the case with the duo Zorch however. If you didn’t pick up hints that these guys were different just from the band name and album cover then the music might be a bit of a surprise. If there was a way to melt Skittles down, convert that into noise mush, and then pour it directly into your ears then that might come close to what Zorch does.

Now I am not saying that their music is overly sugary, because it’s most definitely not. Rather it is super upbeat and manages to reach out into a million different directions grabbing influences and pulling them in together like a spastic octopus. The cassette single for “Cosmic Gloss” is a thing to behold, but prepare yourself for 16 minutes of crazy pop business. And while “Cosmic Gloss” is a fantastic track, I really dug the heck out of the b-side “E.M.F.” It’s a blaring example of a band with an infinite amount of ideas and enough energy to pool them. It’s a 6+ minute track that reaches hyper speed right out of the gates only slowing down a handful of times to let the listener catch a breath.

Unfortunately the cassettes are all sold out (late to the party again!), but you can still acquire it digitally from Insect Records. I’d recommend checking them out, they’re a pretty good time.

**Stephen from Siberian Summer pointed out that I missed the guys’ bandcamp page where you can actually get both tracks for free. So do that and then follow Stephen’s blog. He’s got good taste.**


Chelsea Wolfe, Deafheaven & Zorch all to play Fun Fun Fun Fest this November


We are very happy to have a Sargent House band on all three stages at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX this year. Deafheaven will play the Black Stage, Zorch on the Blue Stage and Chelsea Wolfe will play on the Orange Stage. Dates and set times for each band will be announced later in the year - tickets and all FFF Fest info can be found HERE.


Nick Reinhart / Zorch improv set

Tera Melos announces headline tour dates in October

Tera Melos have just announced that after their support tour in September with Minus the Bear they will do their own headlining tour starting on October 15th with another great Sargent House lineup.  Zorch will be along for all shows and special house guests Fang Island will join both bands on select East Coast shows as listed below.

Sept 07 - Sacramento, CA @ Launch Festival


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name: zorch

series: lego mixels series 1 (lego 2014)

notes: another of the lego mixels! this time it’s the second of the infernites, zorch. i do believe that i may be posting them a smidge out of order (flain might be first) but it’s not going to affect anything as far as i’m aware. gotta say though that i really love this one a lot. i was a bit put off by the flames coming directly out of his back, but then he sold me with his eyebrows. he has a funny little uni-brow looking piece that can provide quite a bit of entertainment in itself. i flipped it to go from angry fire-starter to sad toothy puppy. 

for more info on this mixel and many more, you can go check out the main site here.

Dallas Observer Live Show Review of Zorch & Bosnian Rainbows - May 28, 2013

It’s an average night in Trees. The bar is dark, the lights are half-assed, the drinks are flowing and there’s a reasonable crowd. Rock is playing over the PA, and there’s a low chatter. The only clue that something weirder than the usual fare served up at Trees is going on is that I followed a guy with a Mars Volta bumper sticker into the parking lot. We’ve got a two band bill, and no one really knows what to expect. Zorch, hailing from just down I-35, are an Austin duo revealed by the slowly retreating red curtains of Trees to a pretty small audience crowded around the stage just after nine. A pulverizingly loud monotone synth fills the venue along with a kind of humming noise. It’s an auspicious start. I’m not sure if I’m ready for sub-Kid A electro the day after a long holiday weekend.

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Tera Melos taking it back out with Zorch and Fang Island joining in the ride

Tera Melos are headlining this Sargent House stacked bill with Zorch on all the shows and Fang Island joining in on the East Coast shows as well. Get in on it. Also along for the ride will be the Limited edition 10" Vinyl Remix album which has tracks by tour mates Zorch and Fang Island. This release is NOT available in stores and will only be on Tour or at the Tera Melos Store and is limited to only 500 copies on rainbow clear vinyl.

Check out Jason from Fang Island’s remix of Weird Circles Here..


Oct 15 - Boise, ID @ The Crux
Oct 17 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
Oct 19 - Columbia, MO @ MOJO
Oct 20 - St. Louis, MO @ The Demo
Oct 22 - Columbus, OH @ The Basement
Oct 23 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Oct 24 - Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
Oct 25 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
Oct 26 - Buffalo, NY @ Tralf *
Oct 27 - Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt *
Oct 28  - Hamden, CT @ The Space *
Oct 29 - Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street *
Oct 30 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
Oct 31 - Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
Nov 01 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church *
Nov 02 - Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel *
Nov 03 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Nov 04 - Greenville, NC @ Tipsy Teapot
Nov 05 - Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre
Nov 06 - Asheville, NC @ Isis Music Hall
Nov 07 - Athens, GA @ New Earth Music Hall
Nov 08 - Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
Nov 09 - Broussard, LA @ The Station
Nov 12 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
Nov 13 - Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
Nov 14 - La Jolla, CA @ Che Cafe Collective
Nov 15 - Los Angeles, CA (MOVED) to @ The Church on York 
Nov 16 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop 
Nov 17 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place
Nov 20 - Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown
Nov 21 - Spokane, WA @ The Center
Nov 22 - Eugene, OR @ Cozmic Pizza
Nov 23 - Reno, NV @ Holland Project Space
* w/ Fang Island


Bosnian Rainbows & Zorch - Red 7 - May 29, 2013 - See Full Photo gallery HERE

At Fun Fun Fun Fest back in Austin this fall, you missed your first time slot and were rescheduled. But the surprise of the rescheduling made it really exciting. The audience had this, “Oh! They did make it after all!” sort of feeling. What was that like from the performer side?

Omar Rodríguez-López: Well, we were on our way to Austin and our van broke down. And so we actually missed our slot, and so we thought we weren’t gonna be able to play, and we went to Austin anyways because, you know, we have friends there. So we went anyways and then the people from the festival said, hey we had a cancellation, there’s a slot and so we said sure of course, so then we just went and we played. And it’s a good example of something that could be seen as a failure: if you have this thing that’s scheduled, and you’re supposed to do your part and show up but then, the van broke down. And so you failed to meet your end of the bargain to show up, and you’re like ‘oh man, we missed that’, and so you missed an opportunity. For somebody else that might be the end of the world, “oh we

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