Biography

New Brunswick, NJ’s Zero For Conduct deliver all things great about indie rock, shoegaze and punk with a post-rock fringe. Having too many kids between them (eight!) doesn’t stop them from finding the time to fire up their Misfits-fIREHOSE-Dinosaur Jr-Fugazi inspired tunes in between the hectic dad life. Joe D (drummer) and Morgan (vocals, guitar) have been collaborating for the last 14 years and with the addition of J. Pat’s artsy-fartsy-yet-energetic bass lines, the trio delivers songs that hark the images of raising battle cries, raising families and razing small towns.

The fellas aren’t just musicians, but sonic students and fans who are likely to be sweating in the crowd next to you before and after their set, cheering on the other bands and offering you a sip of their whiskey.

Before the indie rock, Morgan sang in the Metropolitan Opera’s Children’s Chorus… resulting in operatic yelps and howls splashed over the melodic waves that flavor these rock songs about hope, determination and partying.

Joe’s what’s often called a “drummer’s drummer”, delivering intricate rhythms and precise details that always manage to stay in the pocket and propel a song forward. The essential and explosive J. Pat Holden delivers the goods on bass guitar, filling the low-end with expressive playing like the seventh son jamming econo.

While the band savors music theory and song structure, they never let it get in the way of a good hook while keeping it refreshingly unconventional. (Sometimes the trio will switch to a 2-bass, 1-drummer attack mode.)

Zero For Conduct is releasing their second album CTRL+Z (2018) this Spring on Nefarious Industries. Let’s party! Responsibly.

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SVB Exclusive: ZERO FOR CONDUCT Break Down New Album “CTRL+Z”

A special track by track breakdown of ZERO FOR CONDUCT’s upcoming full-length CTRL+Z, exclusively at Svbterranean:

Combining huge hooks with post-hardcore angularity and indie rock quirkiness, Zero for Conduct craft an infectious, melodic racket on their upcoming album, CTRL+Z. Out this Friday, March 23 via Nefarious Industries, CTRL+Z is a fun, snarky record fueled by pop sensibility, groove, and subtle complexity. We personally think it’s a good time, and so should you.

READ ON to plunge deep into the minds of ZERO FOR CONDUCT.

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ZERO FOR CONDUCT: CTRL+Z By New Jersey Punk Trio Streaming At Treble; Album Out Friday Through Nefarious Industries – Earsplit Compound

CTRL+Z, the infectious new album by New Jersey punk trio ZERO FOR CONDUCT is now streaming in its entirety through Treble webzine, just days ahead of its release through Nefarious Industries.

ZERO FOR CONDUCT brings forth all things great about indie rock, shoegaze and punk, with a post-rock fringe. CTRL+Z was recorded and mixed by Joe Dell’Aquila at Exeter Recordings and mastered by Kim Rosen at Knack Mastering and completed with a cover painting by Keith Crowley.

Treble issues with their stream of the record, “The group has a heavy, melodic sound that recalls vintage Fugazi and The Minutemen, with strong melodies, big hooks and lots of excellent vocal harmonies. It rocks hard without ever losing that sense of groove, which makes their take on punk and post-hardcore particularly fun. Fans of the combined catalogs of SST and Dischord will find a lot to dive into here (as well as some sly references to classic rock bands like Led Zeppelin).”

Hear ZERO FOR CONDUCT’s CTRL+Z at Treble RIGHT HERE.

Nefarious Industries will release CTRL+Z digitally this Friday, March 23rd; find preorders HERE.

Following their first release show for CTRL+Z earlier this month, ZERO FOR CONDUCT will celebrate again with another release show on the album’s release day this Friday in Highland Park. Watch for additional shows to be announced throughout the months ahead.

ZERO FOR CONDUCT Live:
3/23/2018 Pino’s – Highland Park, NJ w/ The Nowhere, Gold Streets
5/19/2018 The Saint – Asbury Park, NJ w/ Gay Guy/Straight Guy

Having released a split single with Eastern Anchors through Nefarious Industries in 2014, New Brunswick, returns to the label with their second album, CTRL+Z. With eight new tracks packed into a half-hour of mayhem, ZERO FOR CONDUCT delivers a wild ride through Downtown Post-Punkville on CTRL+Z. The trio’s slick hooks and quirky melodies are countered with pounding rhythms, all boasting a barrage of entertaining and infectious tales of everything from non-compliance to nonsense and everywhere to the side.

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Premiere: NJ punk trio Zero For Conduct stream hard-grooving new album Ctrl+Z – Treble

ZERO FOR CONDUCT “has a heavy, melodic sound that recalls vintage Fugazi and The Minutemen, with strong melodies, big hooks and lots of excellent vocal harmonies. It rocks hard without ever losing that sense of groove, which makes their take on punk and post-hardcore particularly fun. Fans of the combined catalogs of SST and Dischord will find a lot to dive into here (as well as some sly r”ferences to classic rock bands like Led Zeppelin).” – Treble

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ZERO FOR CONDUCT: Svbterranean Premieres “Rollin’” By New Jersey Rock/Punk Trio; CTRL+Z Nears Release Through Nefarious Industries – Earsplit Compound

New Jersey-based rock/punk trio ZERO FOR CONDUCT is just over a week from releasing their new album, CTRL+Z, through Nefarious Industries.

Svbterranean is helping advance the record’s release by debuting the new single “Rollin’,” referring to the album as, “a pop-fueled rock record full of deceptive complexity, indie rock quirkiness, earworm hooks, and a bit of Touch And Go angularity. Fans of Dinosaur Jr., fIREHOSE, Hüsker Dü, and the like, will want to keep an eye out for it.”

ZERO FOR CONDUCT offers of the new song, “’Rollin’’ is a twin bass guitar attack protesting dead kids in the streets, the lust for power over love, and the nation’s complacent nature towards leaving douchebags in charge of the country.”

Get “Rollin’” with ZERO FOR CONDUCT at Svbterranean RIGHT HERE.

ZERO FOR CONDUCT brings forth all things great about indie rock, shoegaze and punk, with a post-rock fringe. CTRL+Z was recorded and mixed by Joe Dell’Aquila at Exeter Recordings and mastered by Kim Rosen at Knack Mastering and completed with a cover painting by Keith Crowley.

Nefarious Industries will release CTRL+Z digitally on March 23rd; find preorders and stream two tracks HERE.

Following their first release show for CTRL+Z earlier this month, ZERO FOR CONDUCT will celebrate again with another release show on the album’s release day, March 23rd in Highland Park. Watch for additional shows to be announced throughout the months ahead.

ZERO FOR CONDUCT Live:
3/23/2018 Pino’s – Highland Park, NJ w/ The Nowhere, Gold Streets
5/19/2018 The Saint – Asbury Park, NJ w/ Gay Guy/Straight Guy

Having released a split single with Eastern Anchors through Nefarious Industries in 2014, New Brunswick, returns to the label with their second album, CTRL+Z. With eight new tracks packed into a half-hour of mayhem, ZERO FOR CONDUCT delivers a wild ride through Downtown Post-Punkville on CTRL+Z. The trio’s slick hooks and quirky melodies are countered with pounding rhythms, all boasting a barrage of entertaining and infectious tales of everything from non-compliance to nonsense and everywhere to the side.

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SVB Exclusive: ZERO FOR CONDUCT Keep the Grooves “Rollin’” on New Track

“…a pop-fueled rock record full of deceptive complexity, indie rock quirkiness, earworm hooks, and a bit of Touch and Go angularity. Fans of Dinosaur Jr., fIREHOSE, Hüsker Dü, and the like, will want to keep an eye out for it.” – Svbterranean

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ZERO FOR CONDUCT: “’Stache” Streaming As CTRL+Z Nears Nefarious Industries Release; Band Plays New Jersey Release Show Tomorrow – Earsplit Compound

New Jersey-based rock/punk trio ZERO FOR CONDUCT has issued “Stache,” the new single from their impending CTRL+Z full-length nearing release through Nefarious Industries this month. The song lands as the band prepares for their home turf release show for the album in New Brunswick tomorrow.

ZERO FOR CONDUCT brings forth all things great about indie rock, shoegaze and punk, with a post-rock fringe, their songs reminiscent of The Misfits, fIREHOSE, Dinosaur Jr., Fugazi, Hüsker Dü, Weezer, and more. CTRL+Z was recorded and mixed by Joe Dell’Aquila at Exeter Recordings and mastered by Kim Rosen at Knack Mastering and completed with a cover painting by Keith Crowley.

According to the band, the song “Stache” is about, “Bringing sexy back to date night.”

Nefarious Industries will release CTRL+Z digitally on March 23rd; find preorders and stream two tracks HERE.

ZERO FOR CONDUCT will celebrate CTRL+Z early at a release show this Saturday, March 3rd at the Court Tavern in New Brunswick, where the band will be selling the record ahead of its official street date. Another release show has been booked for the album’s release day, March 23rd in Highland Park. Watch for additional shows to be announced throughout the months ahead.

ZERO FOR CONDUCT Live:
3/03/2018 Court Tavern – New Brunswick, NJ w/ Bodega Satellite, GayGuy/StraightGuy, San Tropez [info]
3/23/2018 Pino’s – Highland Park, NJ w/ The Nowhere, Gold Streets

Having released a split single with Eastern Anchors through Nefarious Industries in 2014, New Brunswick, returns to the label with their second album, CTRL+Z. With eight new tracks packed into a half-hour of mayhem, ZERO FOR CONDUCT delivers a wild ride through Downtown Post-Punkville on CTRL+Z. The trio’s slick hooks and quirky melodies are countered with pounding rhythms, all boasting a barrage of entertaining and infectious tales of everything from non-compliance to nonsense and everywhere to the side.

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ZERO FOR CONDUCT: New Jersey Trio To Release CTRL+Z Via Nefarious Industries; “Oh Nancy! Only British People Can Fly” Streaming At New Noise Magazine – Earsplit Compound

Having released a split single with Eastern Anchors through Nefarious Industries in 2014, New Brunswick, New Jersey-based eclectic rock trio ZERO FOR CONDUCT returns to the label with their second album, CTRL+Z. Ahead of the album’s release in March, the track “Oh Nancy! Only British People Can Fly” has been debuted via New Noise Magazine.

With eight new tracks packed into a half-hour of mayhem, ZERO FOR CONDUCT delivers a wild ride through Downtown Post-Punkville on CTRL+Z. The trio’s slick hooks and quirky melodies are countered with pounding rhythms, all boasting a barrage of entertaining and infectious tales of everything from non-compliance to nonsense and everywhere to the side. The band brings forth all things great about indie rock, shoegaze and punk, with a post-rock fringe, their songs reminiscent of The Misfits, fIREHOSE, Dinosaur Jr., Fugazi, Hüsker Dü, Weezer, and more. CTRL+Z was recorded and mixed by Joe Dell’Aquila at Exeter Recordings and mastered by Kim Rosen at Knack Mastering and completed with a cover painting by Keith Crowley.

New Noise Magazine is now streaming the “Oh Nancy! Only British People Can Fly” ahead of the album’s release, the band noting that the song is, “Guaranteed to be the most straight forward song in 7/4 you’ll hear in 2018.”

Hear ZERO FOR CONDUCT’s “Oh Nancy! Only British People Can Fly” at New Noise RIGHT HERE.

Nefarious Industries will release CTRL+Z digitally on March 23rd; find preorders HERE. Watch for additional audio premieres and more to be issued in the coming days.

CTRL+Z Track Listing:
1. Bouncy Castle
2. Stache’
3. Like Bill Hader
4. If We Were Emo, You’d Be Home By Now
5. Oh Nancy! Only British People Can Fly
6. Surprise Attack
7. Rollin’
8. Average Marks Make Shitty Sparks

ZERO FOR CONDUCT has booked a record release show is booked on March 3rd at the Court Tavern in New Brunswick, with additional live skirmishes to be announced throughout the months ahead.

ZERO FOR CONDUCT Live:
3/03/2018 Court Tavern – New Brunswick, NJ w/ Bodega Satellite, GayGuy/StraightGuy, San Tropez [info]
3/23/2018 Pino’s – Highland Park, NJ w/ The Nowhere, Gold Streets

Having too many kids between the members of ZERO FOR CONDUCT doesn’t stop them from finding the time to fire up their wild tunes amid the hectic dad life. Vocalist/bassist/guitarist Morgan Chen and drummer Joe Dingerdissen and have been collaborating for the last fourteen years, and with the addition of J. Pat Holden’s artsy-fartsy-yet-energetic bass lines, the trio delivers songs that hark the images of raising battle cries, raising families and razing small towns.

The fellas aren’t just musicians, but sonic students and fans who are likely to be sweating in the crowd next to you before and after their set, cheering on the other bands and offering you a sip of their whiskey. While the band savors music theory and song structure, they never let it get in the way of a good hook while keeping it refreshingly unconventional. (Sometimes the trio will switch to a drummer and double-bassist attack mode.

Before the indie rock, Chen sang in the Metropolitan Opera’s Children’s Chorus, resulting in operatic yelps and howls splashed over the melodic waves that flavor these rock songs about hope, determination, and partying. Dingerdissen is what’s often called a “drummer’s drummer,” delivering intricate rhythms and precise details that always manage to stay in the pocket and propel a song forward. The essential and explosive Holden delivers the goods on bass guitar, filling the low-end with expressive playing like the seventh son jamming econo.

ZERO FOR CONDUCT: 
Pat Holden – bass/backup vocals
Joe Dingerdissen – drums
Morgan Chen – vocals/guitar/bass

https://zeroforconduct.bandcamp.com
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EASTERN ANCHORS + ZERO FOR CONDUCT Split = Melodically Pounding Sonic “Ummph….” – Review Stalker

“The onslaught of a perfect blend of melodically sonic “ummph” continues like a speeding train of alternate tuning, chugging bass and earth-shaking drums, charging full steam ahead and not stopping for shit.” – Review Stalker

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EASTERN ANCHORS // ZERO FOR CONDUCT Split 7″ Out Today

New Jersey rock-lifers EASTERN ANCHORS and ZERO FOR CONDUCT drop a pair of brand spanking new tunes out today on 7″ virgin black vinyl and high quality 320kbps MP3 download.

The Anchors’ contribution, “Above Your Station” (recorded & mixed by Tom Beaujour at NutHouse Recording, Hoboken, NJ) is an impassioned reminder that their brand of 90’s indie needs to be kept alive even when much of the world turns a deaf ear. The amped-up “Average Marks Make Shitty Sparks” (recorded & mixed by Chris Pierce at Volume IV, New Brunswick, NJ) has the ZFC boys kicking open the door to summer, eyes on the prize, passing lane only.

Satisfy your rock Jones with this 50g of shellac spinning capriciously on your gramophone. Featuring artwork by Mike Hilton and limited to 500 copies.

Eastern Anchors // Zero For Conduct

EP + MP3 Download

7″ EP limited to 500 copies.
Instant download + EP – ships August 12, 2014.
*Free U.S. shipping.

MP3 Download

Instant download, high quality 320kbps MP3.

$2.00 or more

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EASTERN ANCHORS, ZERO FOR CONDUCT: EP Release Show Aug 15 @ Court Tavern

Ten amazing NJ bands are getting together for a weekend of noise at the Court Tavern in New Brunswick, NJ. Included in the festivities are our lads EASTERN ANCHORS and ZERO FOR CONDUCT, as they ready their 7″ EP for release this Tuesday Aug 12. Stream the record below, view the new video for “Above Your Station”, and order your copy here.

prosolar-weekend

Facebook invites so you can join us and rock out:
Fri Feb Aug 15th Zero Conduct, Eastern Anchors, Duochrome, Milwaukees, 4444
Sat Feb Aug 16th The Stuntcocks, Prosolar Mechanics, Bionic Rhoda, Boss Jim Gettys, Blithe (doll)

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SIMGE Video Premiere: EASTERN ANCHORS Work Hard For The Money In “Above Your Station”

Eastern Anchors // Zero For ConductCan a working girl make a buck without the guff?

Head over to Speak Into My Good Eye for the premiere of the video for “Above Your Station”, directed by Pete Bune, which follows Eastern Anchors’ crushing sound to cultural locations like the Cinema Arts Centre, 112 Video, and Escape Pod Comics as the struggle becomes more and more real for our female protagonist.

Set to ship on August 12th, New Brunswick’s Eastern Anchors and Zero For Conduct have teamed up for a rollicking split 7″, contributing “Above Your Station” and “Average Marks Make Shitty Sparks” respectively. Head to our store for pre-orders. This 7″ run is limited to 500 copies with a release show set for August 15th at the Court Tavern along with The Milwaukees, Duochrome, and 4444.

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Bucket Full Of Nails: EASTERN ANCHORS / ZERO FOR CONDUCT – Split 7″

“Clocking in at under seven minutes, the split is a mix of frenetic pop-punk courtesy of Eastern Anchors’ “Above Your Station” and melodic thunder on Zero for Conduct’s “Average Marks Make Shitty Sparks.”” – Bucket Full Of Nails

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EASTERN ANCHORS, ZERO FOR CONDUCT split 7″ Pre-Order; “Above Your Station” video teaser

Pre-order your copy of this brand spanking new piece of virgin wax from New Brunswick, New Jersey’s rock-lifers EASTERN ANCHORS and ZERO FOR CONDUCT. Pre-orders ship August 12 and include an immediate high quality 320kbps MP3 download. This 7″ is limited to 500 copies, so don’t snooze.

Eastern Anchors // Zero For Conduct

EP Pre-Order + MP3 Download

7″ EP limited to 500 copies.
Instant download + EP – ships August 12, 2014.
*Free U.S. shipping.

If you’re not convinced, check out this short teaser for the upcoming “Above Your Station” video, and stream the entire EP below.

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CoolDad Music: New Single from EASTERN ANCHORS, Split with ZERO FOR CONDUCT

“The Anchors‘ track, “Above Your Station,” rides a big, Bob Mouldian guitar riff and opens with the line, “Can’t catch a break to save your soul. Raise up your kids on rock ‘n roll.”; and the song does a good job of carrying the late 80s / early 90s indie rock torch ignited by the band’s previous LP. […] Zero For Conduct‘s “Average Marks Make Shitty Sparks” bounces on top of the bassline provided by newest member J. Pat Holden (who joins drummer Joe Dingerdissen and guitarist Morgan Chen) and will be the New Brunswick band’s vinyl debut.” – CoolDad Music

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Eastern Anchors & Zero For Conduct split 7″

Nefarious is super pumped to finally announce some hot new wax, a split 7″ from New Brunswick, New Jersey’s rock-lifers EASTERN ANCHORS and ZERO FOR CONDUCT.

Eastern Anchors // Zero For Conduct

Coming to you August 12th on virgin black vinyl, this joint venture is the product of recent recording sessions at Nut House Recordings with Tom Beaujour (Nada Surf, GBV, Jennifer O’Connor). Starting July 21st, you can pre-order this very limited edition of 500 featuring artwork from Mike Hilton. Pre-orders ship Aug 12th and include an immediate high quality 320kbps MP3 download.

If you’re on the east coast, save yourself some shipping charges and come celebrate Fri Aug 15th at the Court Tavern, New Brunswick, NJ, with Zero For Conduct, Eastern Anchors, Duochrome, The Milwaukees, and 4444 [more info].

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