Live Review: Zammuto at The Basement

Zammuto The Basement

Back in June, The Books’ former half Nick Zammuto opened for Explosions in the Sky at the historic Ryman Auditorium. Replacing Paul de Jong with an arsenal of top-notch musicians and a solo moniker, Zammuto rebounded from The Books’ breakup with astounding tact. I had the opportunity to talk with him back during their first [...]

Interview: Nick Zammuto talks The Books, his solo project and beyond


“I’m worried about harming the sanctity of this venue,” Nick Zammuto jokes as we climb the red carpet blanketing the ornate lobby stairwell. This is his first time perusing the halls of the Ryman Auditorium, a venue vastly different from the locales he has grown accustomed to touring alongside Explosions in the Sky for the [...]

Zammuto Joins Explosions in the Sky for Tour


In the wake of the sadness encompassing The Books’ split, a sliver of light is peeking through the rubble. Books member Nick Zammuto has moved on to his solo project, Zammuto, and has just announced that he will join the company of Explosions in the Sky for their Spring tour dates. Check out the dates [...]

The Books Call It Quits

The Books

As of yesterday, experimental duo The Books, comprised of Nick Zammuto and Paul de Jong, announced they would be no more. According to an email sent to Pitchfork, Zammuto explained, “It seems the air has gone out of the Books for the last time. It’s been an extraordinarily painful year coming to the realization that there [...]