Completely psyched to announce that we Zambonis will be playing with our favorite all baseball band The Baseball Project (featuring members of REM, Young Fresh Fellows, Minus Five, Dream Syndicate and the Boston Red Sox (organist). Johnny D’s in Somerville, MA is the place. ALL AGES! 1 special evening because, Basketball rock sucks.
Captain Zdeno Chara is a legend, tall, strong and a great defensemen. He is not a fighter but, occasionally a man feels the need to just test the waters or, make a bad decision. These bad choices end very quickly. Be smart fellas, “Don’t Pick A Fight With Chara”.
The only thing as close to the cool factor of a ZAMBONI is a train. Here is a brand new TV commercial for CSX Trains featuring THE ZAMBONIS song “Let’s Skate” off our record “Chippy Sessions”.
The fine Punk Rockers at Dying Scene have chosen “Goalie” as a top 10 “punk rock hockey anthem”. That song that is on our latest record but actually written by the great punk rocker and friend Atom and His Package. We had Atom come down to our studio and record a full version with us as opposed to his original solo one. http://dyingscene.com/news/10-great-punk-songs-about-hockey/
Here is what they wrote….
6. The Zambonis – “Goalie (feat Atom and his Package)”
More classic emo-indie than punk, but The Zambonis and Atom and His Package make a great point: what do you do when you are too big to back check? Too heavy to hit? You play goalie!
Goalies of the modern era are known for their acrobatic skills. Be it Dominick Hašek, Martin Brodeur, Patrick Roy, Mark-André Fleury, Corey Crawford, or Johnathan Quick; they all have to be faster than the speed of light to make some of the most daring saves imaginable. The Zambonis point out a very true fact–none of these saves would be needed if Roy or Hašek was just a teeeeeny bit bigger. Pucks bounce right off you then! No spin-o-rama or slapper from the blue line is going to get past a guy STUCK between the pipes.
It’s an anthem for the big guys on the playground. The ones who are always getting picked last. You’ll have your day in the limelight. You can still make the Hall of Fame, boys!
GOAL ACHIEVED! As we posted a few days ago, a Zambonis/LA Kings fan from Korea named Alina made an amazing stop motion video for our song “Away Game”. We worked a few angles and with the help of our friend Dan, got the video in the hands of The LA Kings. They immediately LOVED IT and with both ours and Alina’s permission, posted it up on the Kings sites. Hard work pays off and dreams continue to come true. Thanks to The Kings for being loving what we do and also thanks to Alina for having amazing taste in hockey and hockey rock.
The internet can be the best thing in the whole wide world (and the worst) In this case, WE LOVE IT. A fan from Korea named Alina Shiatsu posted an amazing stop motion video on youtube of our song “Away Game”. It’s really so fantastic and sweet. Fits the music perfectly. GREAT JOB ALINA! Hopefully, it will get some love from The LA KINGS! She also has a great blog that tells the story of what she did to make the video. https://koreasquirrel.wordpress.com/2015/01/07/my-stop-motion-debut/
A very special show with old friend Ed V from Gravel Pit who’s lovely wife Jenny Dee fronts the 9 piece line up which is Jenny Dee & Deelinquents. Also playing is the sweet sounds of The Shellye Valauskas Experience. Shellye and all the bands will be doing some songs together to boot. Weeeeee. We will also be playing a brand new song / world premiere titled “My Team (Unforced Penalties). Lastly, we will also be playing our classic holiday song for the 1st time in 15 years called “Hockey Holidays”.
All bands will rock separately & then join together on a very special song proving that 2 themed bands and a great non themed band can not only get along but, JOIN TOGETHER!
As you know, we write songs only about hockey, Harry and The Potters write songs solely about the classic Harry Potter books. The Mates Of State are not as focused as the 1st 2 bands mentioned here but are amazing song writers, performers and more attractive than both themed bands. IT’S GONNA BE A GREAT SHOW AND….THIS SHOW WILL BE FILMED BY A DOCUMENTARY FILM CREW FROM AUSTIN WHO ARE MAKING A FULL LEGNTH DOC ABOUT THEMED/COSTUMED BANDS. JUST BE THERE FOLKS! CLICK HERE FOR ALL INFO https://www.facebook.com/events/1441370579452247/
Completely psyched to announce that we Zambonis will be playing with our favorite all baseball band The Baseball Project (featuring members of REM, Young Fresh Fellows, Dream Syndicate and the Boston Red Sox (organist) in New London CT at the beautiful outdoor Hygienic Art. http://hygienic.ning.com/events/an-evening-with-the-baseball-project