The Books: New Album & Label


The Books
The visionary duo of Nick Zammuto and Paul de Jong, collectively known to the world as The Books, are pleased to announce their signing to Temporary Residence Limited and plans to release a new album this July. Their 2010 release will mark the band's return to the studio after five years of work and touring and the beginning of a whole new journey as a long-awaited follow-up to the band's critically acclaimed previous releases, Lost and Safe, The Lemon of Pink and Thought for Food.

The Books have carved a niche for themselves in both the music and art world, mixing brilliant songwriting and minimalist instrumentation with found sound and visual pastiche, crafting some of the most sonically infectious albums that have been made in the oughts. Their trademark aesthetic also applies to their live show, where they present hours of sifted-through found video and images, edited down to video pieces that interact and are manipulated simultaneously with their music. See the JamBase review from last year for more on the band's live performance.

The band's last album, 2005's Lost and Safe, was released to much worldwide applause and The Books' subsequent sold out world tour was met with glowing reviews of their live show, which prominently featured their video art installations in unexpected spaces accompanied by their incredible soundtracks. The band is thrilled to perform at ATP Festival in New York this September and will announce a slew of new dates this year in the weeks to follow.

For those academics that simply must have a closer look inside the inner-workings of the band's brains, they can now be followed with weekly updates on their blog on The Books' highly interactive website. Details on the upcoming album, tour dates and a behind the scenes look will be revealed on the blog as the release approaches. Check it out here.

"These guys remain at the bleeding edge of pop innovation" - Billboard

"This decidedly literate songcraft has a range of ancestors, including Talking Heads, Sparks and David Grubbs, but three albums along, The Books are nailing down a distinctive soundworld of their own" - The Wire

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[Published on: 4/7/10]

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