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Dragons of Zynth kick off their fall tour dates in hometown New York City tomorrow at the Annex Club NME party. DOZ will bringing their afro-glam-crunk showcase to venues across the East Coast, including a stop in Washington D.C. for the DAM festival with Cloud Cult http://www.damfestival.org, then proceeding to the midwest and up into Canada for their debut Pop Montreal performance. Fresh off their supporting sold out performance with Modest Mouse, DOZ are primed and ready to take on the U.S. Beware of the Dragons!
â€œThe range is impressive, and the ideas seem to be just budding…when the full bloom finally blossoms, we could be in for something special.â€ – Filter
“Dragons of Zynth, a Cleveland-bred group whose as-yet-titled debut, is produced by Dragons of Zynth & David Andrew Sitek, which is bonkers. Their hazy rock and synthesizer soul, coupled with brilliant shows in New York, are just what these war-torn summer days should sound like.” – XLR8R
â€œOne of the cityâ€™s most groundbreaking new bands, Dragons Of Zynth combine punk, dub, funk, soul and heavy metal in a way so fresh itâ€™s been given its own name: Afrotek.â€ – WNBC.com
â€œThese guys put it all out there. Think of their sound as sort of synthy stoner rock from outer space.. 2007 could very well be the year of Dragons of Zynth.â€ – Oh My Rockness
“Dragons of Zynth are being praised for their over-the-top live show and their propulsive electro psychedelia actually does at times sound like a meaner,ramshackle take on you-know-who.” -Village Voice
Sep 25th â€“ Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle w/ Aleks and the Drummer
Sep 26th â€“ Cleveland, OH – Tower 2012
Sep 27th – Lexington, KY – Icehouse
Sep 28th â€“ Atlanta, GA – 1111 w/ Shock Cinema
Oct 06th â€“ Montreal, QUE – Pop Montreal w/ Shock Cinema
Oct 09th â€“ New York, NY – CORONATION THIEVES RELEASE PARTY:SET I, Venue TBA
Oct 10th â€“ New York, NY – CORONATION THIEVES RELEASE PARTY:SET II, Venue TBA
Oct 12th â€“ Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel w/ Cloud Cult
Oct 16th â€“ Brooklyn, NY â€“ Venue TBA
Oct 20th â€“ New York, NY â€“ CMJ, Venue TBA w/ Special Guests
Oct 31st â€“ Brooklyn, NY – Southpaw
Dragons of Zynth are thrilled to announce their debut LP, Coronation Thieves out on Gigantic Music, October 2nd. The LP was produced by the Dragonsâ€™ themselves & David Andrew Sitek (TV On The Radio) over the past year. Their recent Spring live shows have been creating such a stir in the NYC community that they have recently played David Bowieâ€™s Highline Festival, the prestigious Summer Stage with Television & Apples in Stereo, and a very special event at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) 7 – Day Afro Punk Festival… And now, we present the coolest debut with the hottest futuristic/eclectic sounds heard anywhere.
Coronation Thieves begins with the absinthe-tinge of â€œWar Loverâ€, which just might shear through your brain like a memory safely on its way back into clear view. The depth of DOZâ€™s ambitious sound stems from a precocious understanding of legendary artists before their time. The record features stunning crescendos in songs such as the dreamy yet powerful, â€œGet Offâ€, and the psychedelic rockers â€œAnna Maeâ€ and â€œRockinâ€™ Starâ€. Both will curl your toes in all directions. The LP ends with â€œCloserâ€, an 8-minute mind-bending sleepy sonic masterpiece that will leave you refreshed and yearning for more.
Dragons of Zynth are ready to take over your mind, body and soul, and with Coronation Thieves, it just might do that. Prepare yourself for the aural experience of a lifetime, but there is just one caveat, listening with headphones will bring you to another universe (and we kind of like that!) Here be the Dragons!
Hailing from rock hall capital Cleveland, OH, the band fronted by Bronx born twins, Aku and Akwetey O.T. draw influence from like-minded visionaries. Having trained classically since the age of 5, Aku and his twin grew up with a deep love of Hendrixian watershed psych, Zeppelin’s proto-blues-stomp, and the lyrical streets-weeping of techo-bots Outkast.
Later studying music theory and performance with legendary Jazz saxophonist/flutist Yusef Lateef, the twins enacted Lateef’s “auto-physio-psychic” approach to music crafting new pathways in modern music that outpaces their short year-and-a-half in existence. Rounded out by drummer extraordinaire, J. Bizza, and bold bassist, Autry Fulbright (who also fronts NYC band, Shock Cinema)
Let’s cast back to NYC 2003 and we clearly see the incarnation blooming. While Akwetey held down a job as a script supervisor for ‘Galaxy’ guiding actor Mos Def, brother Aku worked down the street putting in time at the soundbomberâ€™s former imprint, Rawkus Records.
As synchronicity would have it the bros teamed up to help promote Mos in his debut show at the Blue-Note Jazz Club, an integral turning point in their musical direction. “Mos was in a Miles Davis-smooth-in-a-punk band type spirit, it was all new.” The O.T.s soon dove into a maelstrom of Electro-Soul orchestration, Afrobeat, and Punk Rock stirring a new future symphony that has been referred as Afrotek.