Campaigning for Zeros works on a new album, prepares for a Cali tour
BY TERRAH STARLING
Thanks to a craigslist ad posted in October 2009 by a bored musician trapped in a neck brace following an automobile accident, the Coachella Valley has Campaigning for Zeros.
The trio of Eric Taylor (vocalist and guitarist), Brad Ouellette (drummer) and Kevin Wiseman (bassist and occasional, um, cowbell-ist) brings an edgy alternative/rock/punk sound.
Some may find the name to be a bit on the unusual side. Taylor’s wife chose the name from a list of random ideas the band members had jotted down—and the result was Campaigning for Zeros.
Influenced by artists such as Nirvana, Green Day, Michael Jackson and Radiohead, the Zeros released a three-song EP, Premonitions, that dropped in July 2011. The band is currently working on new material that’s slated for release in the near future. The members are also putting together a small California tour in August.
“After the summer, we are talking about possibly recording a full album and seeing where it takes us,” says Taylor.
In between now and August, the band has scheduled a series of gigs. On Thursday, June 21, they are playing at The Hood Bar and Pizza in Palm Desert; admission to the show—which will also include The Atom Age and Odyssey 9—is free. On Saturday, July 30, they’re slated to play at Plan B Live Entertainment and Cocktails in Thousand Palms.
For more information on Campaigning for Zeros, visit their site at cfzeros.com. Already a fan? Join their mailing list by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.