With the few first dates of tour supporting Roosevelt in the rearview mirror, Discovery Zone touches down in Los Angeles tonight and then zig zags through Cali before heading up to the Pacific Northwest. You *just might* hear some new sounds from the Zone if you catch JJ out there.

09/28/2023 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo
09/29/2023 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst
09/30/2023 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ Fremont Theater
10/03/2023 – Sacramento, CA @ Goldfield Trading Post
10/05/2023 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
10/06/2023 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox
10/07/2023 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
10/09/2023 – Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Hall
10/10/2023 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge

“Cult of Isis” was originally released in 1982 on Pauline Anna Strom’s debut album Trans-Millennia Consort. For our forthcoming collection Echoes, Spaces, Lines, Pauline’s first three albums (and an unheard fourth from the era) were remixed under her guidance by Marta Salogni from the original tapes and remastered by Anne Taegert at Dubplates & Mastering. Close your eyes and listen wherever you prefer.

Paula is pictured above with one of the many lizards that she cohabited with in her San Francisco studio apartment. This one is a giant monitor lizard. 🦎

To mark the occasion of Visible CloaksYoshio Ojima, and Satsuki Shibano’s concluding stateside shows in New York this Wednesday, September 27 and Thursday, September 28 at Public Records after incredible appearances in Portland, Oregon and Los Angeles, we offer a video for “Lapis Lazuli” from FRKWYS Vol. 15: serenitatem, culled from unseen (until now) footage captured by filmmaker pootee during the making of the album in Tokyo. If you haven’t already, purchase tickets for Wednesday here and Thursday here.

Today we share “Act IV: Death and the Dawn,” the concluding movement in Tristan Allen’s Tin Iso and the Dawn, an epiphanic, four-part journey composed and constructed by the New York based artist through music and shadow puppetry.

Formative experiences by way of travel through Asia, studies in Gamelan, a paper mache Christmas angel, and their dad’s Bread and Puppet Theater artifacts formed a web of inspiration from which Tristan’s desire to combine puppetry and their fascination for the narrative power of instrumental music emerged. Years of synchronistic inspirational encounters with “guardian angels” in the form of music mentors and puppeteer masters incentivized Tristan to pursue a project where they could focus on sound and diverse instrumentation.

If you happen to be in Philadelphia for the Making Time ∞ festival this weekend, Tristan performs on Saturday, September 23. We’ll celebrate the release of Tin Iso and the Dawn on Friday, October 20 at Public Records in Brooklyn, NY. More information here.