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WTJU Presents The Books at The Jefferson Theater

The Books
with Black Heart Procession
  at The Jefferson Theater
Tuesday October 5, 2010, 8pm

The Books' story began in 2000, when Nick Zammuto and Paul de Jongmet through a friend in New York City. Sharing similar interests but different backgrounds in acoustic music and found sound, Zammutoand de Jong experimented and plunked away with sound. Eventually, with some urging by Tom Steinle of Tomlab Records, they created what would become their debut record, Thought for Food, in 2002. Within a year, the Books relocated to Hot Springs, NC, and recorded and released The Lemon of Pink. With a lot of favorable word of mouth and critical buzz from the first two records, the Books relocated again in the winter of 2004 and recorded in an old Victorian home in North Adams, MA. These sessions culminated with the release of Lost and Safe in April of 2005, their third album for Tomlab. The band basically disappeared in the years that followed, until launching a short tour in the autumn of 2009. Their fourth album, The Way Out, was released by new label Temporary Residence in July of 2010. (from

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