Post-rock from Sacramento, CA. O! The Joy proofs that there is a future for left-field West Coast bands with an East Coast sound. Zen Mode is a deceptive title for a hard hitting album with constantly shifting polyrhythms.
Mix the Byrds' guitar tone with half a pint of Sonic Youth and a pinch of The Residents and you get the picture. Adventurous college radio jocks will love these guys.
O! The Joy:
Justin Goings: drums, cymbals, polyrhythms
Jason Ellis: guitars, effects, samples
Kurt Travis: vocals, keys
Kyle Marcelli: bass groovez
Zen Mode is released on Distile Records.