Zao New Album in the Works, Issue Update

by | Aug 28, 2010

Zao have checked in with an update on their current happenings. The band is presently writing material for a future release. The band comments:

“We want to thank you for your support on Awake? it did WAY better than we thought it would. Having not toured in 3 years started Awake? with the intention of releasing it ourselves, at the 11th hour we decided to do it with Ferret when they offered. It was a great testing ground for us. We pressed a small amount that we were pretty confident we could sell. If they sold, it told us that we were justified in doing another one. It did. We will treat this the same way. As long as there are enough people interested we will keep moving.

With that being said, we are doing another one, which as it stands now we will probably do ourselves, why not?  The music industry has made enough money off of bands and wasted it, why not put it out ourselves, and sink the “profits” back into future releases. We are writing, we have been exchanging songs. We have tossed songs that are “too standard for Zao”, we are trying new things. It’s liberating. We are doing our best to get Russ on the album (as we tried with Awake?).  Needless to say, we are taking our time because we can.

So as of right now, Zao is writing, self-managing and planning on self-releasing.”

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