Zs is a New York-based experimental band. Since its inception, Zs has morphed into various forms, from sextet to duo, and currently performs as the duo of Patrick Higgins (electric guitar) and Sam Hillmer. While Zs music is sometimes variously classified; as no-wave, noise, post-minimalist, drone and psych. Their main goal is to create music that challenges the physical and mental limitations of both performer and listener. The band has been recognized by The New York Times as “one of the strongest avant-garde bands in New York.”
The year 2022 marks ZS’s 20th anniversary. To celebrate this milestone, the band is releasing a 3xLP box set with longtime label collaborators Norther Spy, titled CODEX. The albums feature the familiar trio of Sam Hillmer, Patrick Higgins and Greg Fox combined with invited guests. Musicians who will appear on the box are Arto Lindsay, visual artist Tauba Auerbach and Michael Beharie. In September 2022, Zs will announce CODEX, begin touring Europe, the US and MX, and release a remix EP curated and published by MX label Talacha.