Sub Pop Mega Mart

Zen Guerrilla Shadows On the Sun

Type:
Album
Release Date:
August 20, 2001
Catalog No:
SP530
Label:
Sub Pop
Includes Downloads

San Francisco’s beloved (this from the SF Bay Guardian: “There’s a new king in town and the gap between them and the remainder is a mile wide.”) Zen Guerilla returns with their fifth full-length. Shadows on the Sun is certainly the band’s most complex effort to date, revealing the post-apocalyptic Otis Redding lurking within singer Marcus Durant. With one foot in the Stones, the Kinks and Led Zeppelin, the other rooted in the Ohio Players, the Stylistics, and the Temptations, Zen Guerilla provides a synthesis from both sides of the tracks. And, the clincher is witnessing Zen Guerilla in the flesh; theirs is a live show blending the conviction and showmanship of James Brown and vintage Butthole Surfers-esque psychedelic sideshow.

Zen Guerrilla Shadows On the Sun

San Francisco’s beloved (this from the SF Bay Guardian: “There’s a new king in town and the gap between them and the remainder is a mile wide.”) Zen Guerilla returns with their fifth full-length. Shadows on the Sun is certainly the band’s most complex effort to date, revealing the post-apocalyptic Otis Redding lurking within singer Marcus Durant. With one foot in the Stones, the Kinks and Led Zeppelin, the other rooted in the Ohio Players, the Stylistics, and the Temptations, Zen Guerilla provides a synthesis from both sides of the tracks. And, the clincher is witnessing Zen Guerilla in the flesh; theirs is a live show blending the conviction and showmanship of James Brown and vintage Butthole Surfers-esque psychedelic sideshow.


Tracks

  1. BARBED WIRE
  2. INFERNO*
  3. STARING INTO MIDNITE
  4. SMOKE RINGS*
  5. GRAFFITI HUSTLE
  6. CAPTAIN INFINITY
  7. SUBWAY TRANSMISSION
  8. DIRTY MILE
  9. EVENING SUN*
  10. 5TH & CECIL B
  11. WHERE'S MY HALO?
  12. SHADOWS
  13. ZOMBIES & HOBOS
  14. FINGERS (LIVE AT LOWLANDS)