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On The Verge: Zorch

posted February 26, 2013, 1:50 pm by Lani Walker | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Music News, On The Verge, Releases | comment Leave a Comment


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Austin, TX hyper-kinetic duo Zorch premiere a new song today via SPIN.com┬áculled from their forthcoming full length. The band also proudly announces signing to Sargent House for management and label, who will release Zorch’s album this summer. We first discovered them last at 2012′s 35 Denton fest.

Zorch will also play their semi-legendary annual multiple performance marathon during SXSW in Austin in March. Please see complete dates below.

Zorch is a duo from Austin, TX. Composed of Zac Traeger (keyboards, omnichord, vocals) and Shmu (drums, omnichord, vocals), the two hail from Wisconsin and Canada respectively. The duo met in Boston and began recording dozens of improvisational mixtapes, which, after moving to Austin in 2009, would help lay the foundation for Zorch. Since that pivotal move, they’ve quickly made a home for themselves in the city’s DIY scene, building a reputation on their intense, ebullient live shows and fan interaction.
ZORCH LIVE:
3/8/13 – 35 Denton (Denton, TX) @ The Hive w/Man Man

Austin, TX – SXSW:

3/10/13 – Yeast by Sweet Beast @ Chain Drive
3/11/13 – Weird Destiny Freakout @ The Museum of Human Achievement
3/12/13 – All Tamara’s Parties @ Cheer Up Charlies
3/12/13 – SXSW Showcase @ Metal & Lace w/Assacre
3/12/13 – Granada House Backyard Shredathon @ The Granada House (1184 Greenwood Ave) 3/13/13 – Slip n’ Slide Party III @ Second House (2906 E. 2nd.) w/Delicate Steve
3/13/13 – SXSW Showcase @ TenOak w/Sorne
3/14/13 – House Party @ Hobbies’ Odd (1118 Linden St)
3/14/13 – Escapes @ Club 1808
3/15/13 – The Vagabond Collective showcase @ Austin Kickboxing Academy
3/15/13 – Wuwufest @ Russian House w/Why?, T-Bird and the Breaks
3/15/13 – SXSWendy’s @ Wendy’s
3/16/13 – Hometapes/Spacebomb Friend Island @ The Museum of Human Achievement

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