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Artist New Zombies
Title New Zombies
Label Self Produced -

The debut album from New Zombies, an 11-piece Oakland-based band playing original pieces influenced by Afrobeat, Afropop, highlife, reggae, and other energetic music.

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Emerging from the Bay Area experimental music scene, New Zombies is an 11-piece band playing original pieces influenced by Afrobeat, Afropop, highlife, reggae, and other energetic world music. The band draws its name from Fela Kuti’s landmark album Zombie; its musical inspirations include Fela, King Sunny Ade, James Brown, and Sun Ra, creating a new sound that takes international dance music in adventurous directions. Fronted by four saxes and propelled by a dynamic rhythm section, the band features musicians who can be heard regularly performing some of the Bay Area's most creative new music.

Aaron Bennett: tenor saxophone (R)
John Finkbeiner: electric guitar (L)
John Hanes: drums
Jason Levis: percussion
Steve Lew: electric bass
Lynn Murdock: keyboard
Suki O’Kane: percussion
Dan Plonsey: baritone saxophone
John Shiurba: electric guitar (R)
Cory Wright: tenor saxophone (L)
Michael Zelner: alto saxophone
with Val Esway and Mantra Plonsey: vocals (track 2)

All compositions by Dan Plonsey (© 2018 yesnolp ASCAP)

Artwork by David Cooper

Produced by Michael Zelner and Dan Plonsey

Recorded by Ian Pellicci at New, Improved Recording, Nov 4-5, 2017
Additional recording by Myles Boisen and John Shiurba
Mixed and mastered by Myles Boisen at Guerrilla Recording / Headless Buddha Lab
entirely in Oakland CA