Zephyr Garden
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Zephyr Garden

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015

Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Alternative Indie


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"Local artists compete for set at Volapalooza 2015"

The Campus Entertainment Board hosted a battle of the bands in the University Center Auditorium on Thursday night. Four local artists competed in the competition in hopes of winning the grand prize: a set at this year’s Volapalooza on April 24 in World’s Fair Park.

The event had three judges, two dj’s from WUTK and David Brown, the director of Volapalooza. The audience also got to cast their vote by text after each act had performed. These votes counted for one fourth of the total, and the other three came from the judges.

Each act was given fifteen minutes to perform original music.

Maps Need Reading was the first band to perform. The group hails from Knoxville, and describes their style as a combination of indie rock and post-rock. Along with the guitar, drum and bass, the group featured a trombone and tenor saxophone.

Two attendees, Abbie Fields and Kathryn York, were excited to see the band perform because they knew some of the bandmates.

Sale$ was the next performer to compete. The University of Tennessee senior is also a rapper who currently has four mix tapes. He says he has been making music since he was in elementary school.

The rock band The Screens performed next. They are from Nashville, and brought a crowd of supporters with them for the competition.

Another Nashville band, Heathen Sons, closed the show with their blend of rock and alternative country.

After the votes were tallied, Heathen Sons was crowned the runner-up, and The Screens took home the top prize of the night.

The attendees liked having the opportunity to vote for their favorite act.

“I think it’s a good idea and it worked pretty good,” said Fields. “It was pretty straightforward.”

You can listen to music from all the performers online. Maps Need Reading has music available on their Bandcamp page, Sale$ has an official SoundCloud page, as do The Screens and Heathen Sons.

To see all the acts at Volapalooza, including The Cold War Kids and Lupe Fiasco make sure to buy your ticket from their official website. Tickets are free to students who opted in. - Tennessee Journalist


  • "Plastic Dreams" EP (2015)
  • "You're MyFuse" Single (2015)



Lead singer Arman Asadsangabi and guitarist/producer Benton Black were introduced by mutual friends at a house party near the end of 2014. After discovering they shared similar music tastes and the desire to start something big, impromptu jam sessions and 3:00 AM Waffle House runs soon led to the creation of Zephyr Garden. In less than a few months, Arman and Benton created their debut EP, "Plastic Dreams". With their music sounding like the perfect marriage of the Black Keys, the Arctic Monkeys, and The Strokes, Zephyr Garden effortlessly blend the old, the new, and their own creative genius into guitar-heavy, indie-laden tracks.