The Austin Music Minute is pleased to feature yet another band to keep an eye on: Local dark wave quartet Znth (pronounced “zenith” – although word from band member Christopher Mitchell is they had to change their name in the late 90’s to avoid lawsuits from…let’s say, a certain TV manufacturer).
Although they might still be a slightly newer name within the Austin scene, fans have been blown away by their performances at venues Cheer Up Charlie’s, The North Door and the Scoot, to name a few. They’d built an extensive musical resume in New York City, amassing a catalog dating back to at least 2000. In January, they had a release show at Spider House Ballroom for their catchy, moody noise pop album Yr Damned Zenith, with a digital release of it in March just before SXSW.
Now, poised for a long tour that will take up the summer and fall, Znth has some new tracks to share from another new album on the way, with mixing and mastering help from Elliot Frazier (Ringo Deathstarr) and Oliver Ackerman (A Place To Bury Strangers). You’ll get to hear the new music at their show tonight at the Mohawk, 912 Red River. The bill features sets by Nashville psych freaks Linear Downfall, and local bands The Dialtones and Moonsicles. Doors open at 9 p.m. Recommended.