ZEN MOTHER

Zen Mother is the hive mind of Monika Khot and Wolcott Smith. They formed the project after trading avant-garde secrets, and quickly decided to weave those secrets together into a heavy, electronic-rock based duo, often with the addition of a cellist and drummer. The music is dynamic in nature, lending itself to sonic focus and harnessing control of the mind. Industrial harshness is paired with ambient beauty all alongside the ever-pervasive feeling of torment. The year of 2017 will be promising for the group.They were awarded the Puget Soundtrack residency to re-score the mind-expansive cult film Holy Mountain, which was foreseen by local newspapers to be a “mindfuck-redefining mindfuck.” The film will be live-scored and premiered July 2017, the same month their debut album comes out on Illuminasty Records.

Dave Segal of The Stranger writes “Any band can say they’re influenced by This Heat and Igor Wakhévitch; Zen Mother actually have the torrid chops and grave intensity to live up to the lofty expectations those names inspire.”

I WAS MADE TO BE LIKE HER

      2. 03 - Perfect

SHOWS

SEATTLE, WA
SALT LAKE CITY, UT
DENVER, CO
WICHITA, KS
LAWRENCE, MO
ST. LOUIS, MO
CHICAGO, IL
DETROIT, MI
TORONTO, ON
MONTREAL,QC
PROVIDENCE, RI
NEW YORK, NY
PHILIDELPHIA, PA
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
RICHMOND, VA
RALEIGH, NC
BOONE, NC
ATLANTA, GA
NEW ORLEANS, LA
AUSTIN, TX
AUSTIN, TX
MARFA, TX
BISBEE, AZ
TUCSON, AZ
PHOENIX, AZ
JOSHUA TREE, CA
LOS, ANGELES, CA
SANTA CRUZ, CA
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
OAKLAND, CA
ARCATA, CA
PORTLAND, OR
SEATTLE, WA
CHOP SUEY
DIABOLICAL RECORDS, UT
THEE HAUS OV WHERE?
WICHITA PSYCH FEST
REPLAY LOUNGE
FOAM
THE HIDEOUT
TRIXIE’S
BABY G
THE B.O.G.
MACHINES WITH MAGNETS
SILENT BARN
TBD
THE SOUTHERN
STRANGE MATTER
KINGS
SIX FORTYONE
360 CANTINA
TBD
HOTEL VEGAS
TBD
THE CAPRI
THE QUARRY
CLUB CONGRESS
LUNCHBOX
TAYLOR JUNCTION
THE BOOTLEG THEATRE
CREPE PALACE
EL, RIO
OAKLAND SECRET
TBD
THE KNOW
NW FILM FORUM
07/06
07/13
07/14
07/15
07/16
07/17
07/18
07/19
07/20
07/21
07/22
07/23
07/24
07/26
07/27
07/28
07/29
07/30
07/31
08/01
08/02
08/03
08/04
08/05
08/06
08/07
08/08
08/09
08/10
08/11
08/12
08/13
08/25