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The Books to Reissue Entire Catalog

The Remastered Albums Will Be Released Winter 2011.

Nov 29, 2010

Experimental folk duo The Books announced today the reissuing of their entire full-length catalog (pre-2010’s The Way Out) in both CD and vinyl mediums. More

Oct 25, 2010

Sound collage experimenters The Books have a new music video this week for “I Didn’t Know That.” The sample-heavy tune is off the duo’s fourth LP, The Way Out, and its accompanying AV elements were cobbled together by bandmember Nick Zammuto. More

The Books Expand Fall Tour

North America to Get Literary From Coast to Coast

Sep 01, 2010

Hot on the heals of the release of new album The Way Out, The Books have expanded their North American tour. We have the full listing. More

Jun 30, 2010

The Books’ ”A Cold Freezin’ Night,” is a pop-collagist’s dream off their upcoming full-length, The Way Out, due July 20 via Temporary Residence. The instantly likable track features found-sounds of kids spitting violent threats at each other over a fast-forwarding bass line. The highly addictive tune now has a band-made vid. More

Apr 06, 2010

The Books (Nick Zammuto and Paul de Long) have signed to Temporary Residence Limited. After five years of work, touring, and three critically acclaimed previous albums (Lost and Safe, The Lemon of Pink, and Thought for Food), the band plans to finally release a new album this July. More

The Books Debut New Songs On Fall Tour

Watch "The Classy Penguin" Video

Oct 30, 2009

After some much-needed relaxation and focusing on fatherhood and side projects, the acoustic-electric sound collage pair known as The Books are returning to the stage and studio. Guitarist and vocalist Nick Zammuto and cellist Paul de Jong. plan on releasing their long-awaited follow-up to 2005’s Lost and Safe in early 2010. More

Pygmalion Music Festival Announces Lineup and Schedule

From September 16th to 19th, Illinois is the Place to Be for Iron & Wine, The Antlers, My Brightest Diamond, Low, etc.

Aug 13, 2009

Longing for one last summer-ish experience? Well, if you’re in Champaign-Urbana Illinois, the fifth annual Pygmalion Music Festival has you covered. A mere $60 dollars gets you four days of music, including such notable indie bands as Iron & Wine, The Books, My Brightest Diamond, The Antlers, Headlights, Wavves, BLK JKS, Autolux, Low, Japandroids, YACHT, and Ra Ra Riot. We have the full lineup and schedule. More

The Books Announce U.S. Dates

The Duo to Perform Songs New and Old Alongside Found Visuals

Aug 07, 2009

Experimental duo The Books are set to take their impressive live show on the road in a late-summer/early-fall U.S. tour. More


The Books

Reconsidering The Lives of Others

Dec 16, 2010

Dig just a bit between stacks of books and knick-knacks at second-hand stores and you may uncover old cassettes containing years-old cultural marginalia or tiny windows into the lives of strangers. And if you glance up you may find a member of The Books at your side, glowing at the discovery of a stash of audio detritus. More


Sep 01, 2010

The old saying goes that “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” When it comes to discarded audio, The Books might argue that there’s no such thing as trash. More