Biography

Zero For Conduct‘s arrival on the New Brunswick music scene in 2011 saw the return of two rock lifers joining forces once again. Joe Dingerdissen and Morgan Chen aren’t just musicians, but sonic students and fans that 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. Joe’s what’s often called a “drummer’s drummer”, delivering intricate rhythms and precision details that always manage to stay in the pocket and propel a song forward. And while Morgan savors music theory and song structure, he never lets it get in the way of a good hook while deftly switching between guitar and bass.

Their 2012 debut album I See A Fox (Mightyming Records) saw the distillation of all things great about shoegazer, indie rock, and punk with images of riding victory laps around the thrill jockey-inspired racetrack. Songs about raising families and raising battle cries and razing small towns.

Shows in 2013 brought the addition of J. Pat Holden on bass, filling the low-end with expressive playing like the seventh son jamming econo. He makes his recorded debut with the band here on their first piece of vinyl: a split 7″ for Nefarious Industries / Viva LaHara with fellow NJ “in a band till we die” boys, Eastern Anchors on the flip side. The amped-up “Average Marks Make Shitty Sparks” has the ZFC boys kicking open the door to summer, eyes on the prize, passing lane only.

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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

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7″ EP limited to 500 copies.
Instant download + EP – ships August 12, 2014.
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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.

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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.

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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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