Zen Fuse Box is a genre-bending collaboration between 3 friends whose stylistic differences blend to create something that isn't quite pop, isn't quite rock, isn't quite hip-hop, and isn't quite country, but somehow all seems to fit under the gigantic, leaky umbrella of Zen Fuse Box's sound.
Once upon a time, ZFB was the Meare's Pond Quartet, and even long before that they were friends who enjoyed jamming on a Beatles or Stones tune or two, until someone got the bright idea of trying out some original material. The first set of ZFB tunes was released on 2010's "Zero Down Time." The title reflects the circumstances of the album's creation, which took only a weekend to record.
After that, the band decided that slowing down might be fun too, and the recording of the band's sophomore album "Dogs in Helicopters" spanned 2011 through 2014. "Dogs" has been well-received and shows a definite maturation in the band's songwriting and arranging. Between the releases of "Zero Down Time" and "Dogs in Helicopters," ZFB released an EP entitled "Confused: The EP" which contains some tracks from the previously released debut album, and the then forthcoming DIH album. The EP also features some unreleased material from the guys' days at the Meare's Pond Quartet and an acoustic demo of DIH's first track.
The band followed up DIH with a series of download-only singles, including "Taylor Swift Broke Up With Spotify" and the sister tunes "Old Ed's Eye" and "Old Ed's Other Eye." To commemorate their brief, but epic, East Coast Tour, the band released the single "Greenhouse Blues (live)" in November, 2015.
ZFB is hard at work completing a fun CD of cover tunes called "Sound Revival," which includes songs from obvious influences such as the Beatles and the Stones, and some less obvious choices such as Missing Persons and The Ting Tings.
The band's most recent release is the single "Volcano!" which serves as an appetizer for the future release of a fourth full-length album of new ZFB material.
ZEN FUSE BOX is Steve Davis, Peter Preston and Rich Marcil
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