Fall 2008 – present, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Noah Wolf – vocals, guitar
Dave Paige – drums, vocals
Eric Gosselin – bass, vocals
The Wipers, The Descendents, The Microphones, Fugazi, Dischord Records, SST, John Fahey, Neil Young, Lightning Bolt, Nina Simone
Hundred and Thousands, Formosa, Norrin Radd, V-1 Irrational
Existing somewhat outside of the buzzy LA-Underground, Wreck of the Zephyr is a three-piece powerhouse worth following. This trio of friends is just as tight as their frenetic music, having known each other a decade now. First in Boston and now LA, Noah, Dave, and Eric have played together in many bands, including Hundreds & Thousands, Norrin Radd, V-1 Irrational, and Formosa. Wreck of the Zephyr binds the best qualities of each. The songs are fast, frenzied, but intensely catchy: the addictive angst of indie rock with a punk undercurrent that’s been likened to The Wipers and The Descendents. “The energy of the music and the earnest of the lyrics floors me,” reviews Razorcake. “When I first put this on my record player I was nervous it wouldn’t sound as great as it does live, but somehow it does.” They have released 2 7”s on their own Pass The Fist imprint and have an upcoming lp – “For Helen” – pending an October release. Shroud in an unshakable DIY ethos, both the band and the record are a questioning sonic spiral of mayhem and folk chops, hovering dizzyingly above a manic pit of incensed love. They have stormed up the west coast twice and plan world wide visits in the aftermath of the October 2011 “For Helen” release.