Zelda and the Unibrows makes lots of serious, goofy-sounding music. Utimately rooted in modern classical music and electronica, people say we sound like video game music (which is often ultimately rooted in modern classical music and electronica). We're a small collaborative group founded by Joe Krause and Paul Szewczyk and featuring Jesse Barnes (of nearly 27,000 underground bands) on this release.
A few years ago, Joe found a tape at a thrift store.
It's an audio letter from a family in Florida to their relatives in Michigan. Somehow it ended up at Sunshine Thrift Store in Clinton Township, Michigan. Joe bought it for fifty cents.
Some time later, Joe ran into "Weird Al" Yankovic. He gave Al staff paper and asked him to write a motif for a larger work. After quiet consideration he carefully wrote nine notes.
It is upon these two elements which Joe and Paul wrote "Happy Tape," the first work on Greens.
The second half of the album, "The Inconceivable Excursions of Captain Spacerocket in the 24th Century," is a narrative space opera written by Joe and Jesse Barnes.
It is based on a series of improvisations (originally a side project called Action Sound Super Band) to which more fleshed-out works were added. The story itself is a spin-off of a stage show/sitcom conceived by improviser Lou Houchin.
GREENS is the second part of a trilogy of albums featuring packaging based on places where Joe has worked. GREENS comes with a free golf pencil.
Our last album is NEVES-EATNOUT and is still available on our website: http://www.unibrows.com
JOE KRAUSE published and wrote for Waiting For Lunch Magazine and cofounded and performed in Mr. Rogers' Sweatshop improv troupe. He likes when people in the media write about Zelda and the Unibrows.
PAUL SZEWCZYK put photos of Beethoven in his high school locker and has a Vegan t-shirt that "Weird Al" Yankovic and Philip Glass signed for him. He wanted to be a Buddhist monk once but the guy there was mean. Paul is 23 and lives in Saint Clair Shores, Michigan.
JESSE BARNES longs for the day a genie grants him the wish of being a famous rapper so that he may have "hos" in different area codes.
Also check out our last album: Neves-eatnouT!