MC


REDEEM DOWNLOAD CODE

If you received a download code in a vinyl you purchased, you can redeem it for your download here.


LOGIN

Login with your existing account.

Forgot Password

CREATE ACCOUNT

Create an account to purchase items.

cover
LP $16.00

06/24/2014 759718526516 

ITR 265 


CD $12.00

06/24/2014 759718526523 

ITR 265 CD 


FLAC $11.99

06/24/2014 759718526516 

 


MP3 $9.90

06/24/2014 759718526516 

 


In the year 2014, in the ruins of the city once known as Los Angeles, three underworld dwellers with one job, one hot tub and one unkillable riff between them knew they had to make a ripping record—or die trying. This is their story.

Guitarist Jed, bassist Patrick and drummer Bobby started in a room lit by a single green light, which changed them from humans to Zig Zags in the summer of 2010. Within the next four years, they’d record a song with Iggy Pop and an album with Ty Segall and go from playing house parties for pizza to staring off the stage at the Fillmore West. Before them had come giants—bands like Kiss and Sabbath whose names were carved into desks in detention for decades. Before them had come mutants, heavy metal and punk bands like the Dictators and Pentagram that spun into the void of history after failed orbital rendezvous with the fame they’d deserved. And before them had come freaks, one-known-copy private-press insanities like J.T. IV, White Boy and the Average Rat Band—the bands that happened when someone with a guitar thought fuck it loud enough for the tape to pick up. Those were visionaries, each of them, even if most of them paid—or never got paid—for it.

And Zig Zags had a vision, too. It was a dark and weird one, the kind of thing you see flickering on the monitor when your stolen spaceship wakes you up from cryo-sleep, or the kind of thing that flashes across the inside of your forehead when you wake up hungover from sleeping in your van. Theirs was the nightmare of the insane and the all-too-normal, the Bermuda Triangle between sci-fi and lo-fi and no-budget, the Twilight Zone twist ending where it turns out everyone else was an alien the whole time.

When Cliff Burton wore that Misfits shirt—Zig Zags. When the Emergency Broadcast System interrupts that John Carpenter movie—Zig Zags. When a soggy pile of Thrasher mags and Jack Kirby comics spill out of a dumpster behind the Sunday School—Zig Zags. When the Ramones were scared of the basement and the Angry Samoans couldn’t find the right side of their mind—Zig Zags. When a kid breaks his elbow copying a WWF heel’s piledriver and starts laughing instead of crying—Zig Zags. And when the electricity goes off forever and torchlight reflects off chrome—Zig Zags.

All of this and more becomes real on the Zig Zags’ self-titled debut LP, recorded and produced by Ty Segall for In The Red. In twelve songs, they chainsaw through weirdo film and caveman rock and space noise and make smart sound so dumb it turns inside-out and becomes brilliant. Their very first 7-inch had a song called “Scavenger” cuz that’s what Zig Zags do—dig through garbage to find genius. In 2014, it turns out they did make their ripping record. But it’s up to you to figure out the twist ending.

Tracklist

  1. #1 Brainded Warrior

    Listen

  2. #2 The Fog

    Listen

  3. #3 Magic

    Listen

  4. #4 No Blade Of Grass

    Listen

  5. #5 Tuff Guy Hands

    Listen

  6. #6 Down The Drain

    Listen

  7. #7 Blazer

    Listen

  8. #8 Psychomania

    Listen

  9. #9 I Am The Weekend

    Listen

  10. #10 Randy

    Listen

  11. #11 Soul Sound

    Listen

  12. #12 Untitled

    Listen

  13. #13 Voices Of The Paranoid

    Listen

Single MP3s for this release are $0.99.

Related Items

cover

Zig Zags

Ripping Death
Famous Class
cover

Zig Zags

Running Out Of Red
Famous Class
cover

Zig Zags

Running Out Of Red
Castle Face
cover

Zig Zags

Slime
Famous Class
cover

Zig Zags

S/t
Riding Easy
cover

Zig Zags

Brainded Warrior / So Stoned
In The Red
cover

C.I.A., The

S/t
In The Red
cover

Spencer, Jon

Spencer Sings The Hits!
In The Red
cover

Segall, Ty

Fudge Sandwich
In The Red
cover

GØGGS

Pre Strike Sweep
In The Red
cover

Warm Drag

s/t
In The Red
cover

Scientists

Braindead (resuscitated) B/w Survivalskills
In The Red
Free MP3s with Purchase