Zom-zom’s bio

The Zom Zoms are no longer, but their legend lives on. Their albums are still selling (go to our merch page) and the band has branched off into various projects. Low Red Center, Pataphysics and others are out there playing at this exact moment.

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Official Bio:

Zom Philmapster and Zoms Frenchman have been living and making music together for the past 7 years. Zom, a retired encyclopedia salesman, met Zoms when he took a job as a pizza delivery driver. Obsessed with the similarity of their first names, the two became fast friends and soon discovered their common love for the musical arts. Moving in together was a logical choice and it allowed Zom and Zoms to dedicate themselves almost exclusively to music (and delivering pizza, which they now do freelance). The results of the move-in lie within the first Zom Zoms CD, “Lumboba’s Tube” (available at instinctorecords.com), which compiles the duo’s songs from 6 years of four-track tapes. The record deal with Instincto was arranged by Zom’s cousin, Philip Philmapster, who became their manager soon after receiving a Zom Zoms cassette by accident. Zom and Zoms moved to Tuba City, Arizona (a place they consider home) for a year following the release of “Lumboba’s Tube” to avoid the cult-following generated by the album. In December ’03 however, Zom and Zoms moved back to Austin in response to Phil’s pleading. Philip has now joined the band for its live performances and plays synthesizers on its recordings. Zom Zoms have toured most of the USA (sorry North Dakota). They performed at the SXSW and CMJ music festivals in 2005 and 2006. They were banned from Canada for one year in 2005.

Pataphysic’s bio

Pat Healy, a former Zom Zom, is an excellent frontman, already adept at spazzing and twisting and doing the “shoulder dance.” As Pataphysics, he initially played solo as a sort of hyperactive Gary Wilson, but he’s now backed by Dirk Michener on bass, Chef Pittman on drums, Erich Ragsdale on synth, and Matt La Comette (also of electro project Aunt’s Analog) on lead guitar. A typical show involves hearty audience participation, a great cover of Red Krayola’s “Hurricane Fighter Plane,” the channeling of early Devo, and possibly a chance to see Healy convulse like Richard Simmons after a Sizzler buffet binge. – Audra Schroeder

About Cavedweller:

“quiet ramshackley lo fi psychedelic fulk loud echoey psychedelic rock danceparty or quiet and lovely acapella with knee slaps other times just clapping with some breathing sounds and birds in the background maybe an organ dirge or whistle solo mostly songs are about some movie or food newspaper say it sound like wadded up paper and a girl the other night said he sound like THE JUDYS.” -Roger Roll

Cavedweller

Cavedweller

“quiet ramshackley lo fi psychedelic fulk loud echoey psychedelic rock danceparty or quiet and lovely acapella with knee slaps other times just clapping with some breathing sounds and birds in the background maybe an organ dirge or whistle solo mostly songs are about some movie or food newspaper say it sound like wadded up paper and a girl the other night said he sound like THE JUDYS.” -Roger Roll