Wednesday, July 20, 2005

The Zincs

So, this guy, Jim Elkington, is living in England and decides he wants to be a singer / songwriter. But he knows too many people there who will call bullshit on him and point out that he isn't a singer / songwriter. So, he gets up and moves to Chicago where he doesn't know anyone and forms The Zincs.

A few years later he bangs out a fine album of hummable chamber pop with his barritone voice. Yet another classic American folktale.

Dimmer came out earlier this year and really hasn't gotten much attention despite being damn good and being on the much-respected Chicago post-rock label, Thrill Jockey. Perhaps people will catch onto it during the second half of the year.

The Zincs - Moment is Now!
The Zincs - Beautiful Lawyers

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