Capital Zen

Capital Zen

 Glens Falls, New York, USA

Forged in the PCB-laden waters of the Hudson River, Capital Zen’s minds and music have mutated beyond genre classification. They keep their audience on their feet time and time again with explosively danceable, yet edgy and addictive grooves!


Forged in the PCB-laden waters of the Hudson River in Upstate NY, Capital Zen’s minds and music have mutated beyond genre classification with a high-energy mix of originals and cover songs.

“Whiplash transitions. Kick-you-in-the-crotch percussion. Cat-scratch guitar riffs. Swampy bass hooks. It's all there. The ideal recipe for a progressive jam stew.”
Garret K. Woodward - Fourth Coast Entertainment Magazine

Capital Zen have not only played over 100 shows all over the Northeast over the last year, but have performed at Camp Bisco 9/10 and other numerous regional festivals, shared the stage with Kung Fu, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Rustic Overtones, Melvin Seals w/JGB, Into the Presence (feat. Tim Alexander from Primus), Twiddle, Chali 2na of Jurassic 5, The Breakfast, Jimkata, Wyllys, and countless others. CZ even brought Jake Cinninger from Umphrey's McGee onstage with them at a UM afterparty they hosted.

Voted “Best Local Rock Band and Best Local Alternative Band” by The Post Star Region’s Best from 2011, Capital Zen raises the bar.

With the recent release of their sophomore album and new material being brewed at all times, they are continually looking to spread their music to new audiences. Going to a Capital Zen show is not at all unlike rubbing dryer sheets on a 3-day-old pair of socks…funky fresh!


"Fancy Balloon Animals" (LP) (2011)

"Capital Zen" (LP) (2009)

"Space Tourettes" - (LP) (2007)

"Fancy Balloon Animals" from "Fancy Balloon Animals"
"I Wanna Be On TV" from "Capital Zen"
"The Same Mistake" from "Capital Zen"
"The Ocean" from "Space Tourettes"
"Ten Lines," an unreleased single.

Set List

We currently have over 3 hours of music. Mostly original and aggressively fun. Covers include songs from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sublime, Led Zeppelin, the Funky Meters, Edgar Winter Group, the Talking Heads, and many more.