One Ring Zero
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One Ring Zero

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Oct
28
One Ring Zero @ Grand Central Station

New York, New York, USA

New York, New York, USA

Sep
21
One Ring Zero @ University of Dayton - Union Ball Theatre

Dayton, Ohio, USA

Dayton, Ohio, USA

Sep
20
One Ring Zero @ University of Dayton

Dayton, Ohio, USA

Dayton, Ohio, USA

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Music

Press


"One Ring Zero's ethno-pop could have been played in the background of a Balkan-embassy party in the 1930s, but that's not all there is to the band: The songs on its ambitious As Smart As We Are-which features lyrics by literary figures including Paul Auster, Rick Moody and Margaret Atwood-touch on They Might Be Giants whimsy, Residents-style unease, Tom Waits clank and Marianne Faithful melancholy." - Time Out New York


"I HAVE A CRUSH ON ONE RING ZERO, with their tweed sport coats and ties and tattered sneakers, their smarty-pants patter and killer acid-klezmer ways, and their theremin, claviola, and "other noises,"? oh my! Their forthcoming album, AS SMART AS WE ARE, births the equation Atwood + Auster + Eggers + Lethem + Moody and the like + One Ring Zero = A BEAUTIFUL SHEBANG OF LITERARY AND AURAL MISCHIEF." - The Village Voice


"...never mind the Billboard charts, these guys ought to be on the Times bestseller list." - The Boston Phoenix


"Your coolness quotient shoots up a few points if you're in the know about One Ring Zero." - The Washington Post


"Accordions, organs, theremins, and the occasional brass horn and homemade instrument combine to make soundscapes that are both haunting and entertaining." - The New Yorker


"...gypsy-klezmer circus-flea-cartoon-music you mainly hear in your dreams." - The Forward


Discography

CDs

One Ring Zero - "Tranz Party" (1999) (Planetary Records)

One Ring Zero - "Alice" (2001) (Urban Geek Records)

One Ring Zero - "Interludes and Out-takes from The Pumpkin Pie Show" (2001) (Urban Geek Records)

One Ring Zero - "Memorandum" (2002) (Urban Geek Records)

One Ring Zero - "As Smart As We Are" (2004) (Soft Skull Press)

One Ring Zero and Rick Moody (2004) (Isota Records)

One Ring Zero - "New York Spleen" French Edition (2005) (Naive Records)

One Ring Zero - "As Smart As We Are" Deluxe Edition with DVD (2006) (Barbes Records)

One Ring Zero - "Wake Them Up" (2006) (Barbes Records)

One Ring Zero - "Wake Them Up" Japanese Edition (2007) (Moor Works)

EPs

One Ring Zero - "The Sirens of Red Hot" (2004) (Isota Records)

One Ring Zero and Rick Moody (2004) (Isota Records)

VIDEO

One Ring Zero - "Addendum" (2005) (Urban Geek Records)

Photos

Bio

"Your coolness quotient shoots up a few points if youre in the know about One Ring Zero." The Washington Post

"...gypsy-klezmer circus-flea-cartoon-music you mainly hear in your dreams" The Forward

"Nino Rota on processed sugar" The Brooklyn Rail

"Never mind the Billboard charts, these guys ought to be on the Times bestseller list." The Boston Phoenix
"One Ring Zero's ethno-pop could have been played in the background of a Balkan-embassy party in the 1930s, but that's not all there is to the band: The songs on its ambitious As Smart As We Are, which features lyrics by literary figures including Paul Auster, Rick Moody and Margaret Atwood, touch on They Might Be Giants whimsy, Residents-style unease, Tom Waits clank and Marianne Faithful melancholy." Time Out New York

One Ring Zero is led by Michael Hearst and Joshua Camp. The Brooklyn-based band has released six CDs, including their critically acclaimed album, As Smart As We Are, a book-cum-CD, featuring songs with lyrics contributed by such authors as Jonathan Lethem, Margaret Atwood, Paul Auster, Dave Eggers, A.M. Homes, Rick Moody, Neil Gaiman, and Denis Johnson. One Ring Zero has performed at music venues and cultural institutions including the Whitney Museum of Art, Central Park Summer Stage, Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre, Spring Scream in Taiwan, Era in Tokyo, New Morning in Paris, and the Fundacion Principe de Asturia in Spain. One Ring Zero’s music has been featured in dance concerts, films, television, animations, fashion shows, and NPR programming including This American Life, Fresh Air, and The Next Big Thing.

WATCH a video of "The Ghost of Rita Gonzolo" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCCwfjEWbxs

WATCH a video of "Blessing" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iY2iGEwBojs

WATCH a video of ORZ with MARGARET ATWOOD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZp-Ip3fMJo

LISTEN to ORZ on FRESH AIR with host TERRY GROSS: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=3312149