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Soundcloud / FLOOD


Ziemba is the performance moniker of René Kladzyk, a NYC-based artist and musician. Today she shares “With The Fire,” the 2nd single from her forthcoming debut LP via FLOOD.

“With the Fire” features a forthcoming music video that was shot in the ruins of Kladzyk’s childhood home in Forestville, Michigan. This house has sat abandoned for 20 years, but is still filled with all the things that were there when Kladzyk was a small child, now in an extreme state of dilapidation. Its become a sort of nostalgia museum, inhabited by small animals, bees, and mold that have slowly transformed the furniture, toys, and artifacts of Kladzyk’s youth. There’s a magic in seeing the passage of time so viscerally; Kladzyk’s sandbox now has a 30 foot tree growing out of it, the flaking paint hangs from doorways in lace-like chandeliers, the barn has been completely swallowed by ivy. The house reveals the death of Kladzyk’s childhood through these explosions of life and growth. Kladzyk’s house provides a bittersweet encapsulation of the song and the album themes, demonstrating the passage of time through objects and traces. In this vein, her debut album will be accompanied by the release of a limited batch incense, created with cedar, lilacs, and other plants harvested from the verdant yard of Kladzyk’s childhood home. Created in partnership with biodynamic herbalist & perfumier Pretty Hole Collective, this incense will be something to burn while listening, a material reminder of the creative capacity of destruction.

Ziemba has also announced a full US tour with a special release / tour kickoff show in NYC featuring a diverse array of artists from Brooklyn’s experimental performance community – full details are as follows:

Dean Cercone
Sapropelic Pycnic [of Spires that in the Sunset Rise] DRAG WAR [Jake Dibeler of BOTTOMS & Smhoak Mosheein] PAUL [Angelina Dreem of PWRPLNT] Ursula Kennedy
Terminal Intrusion [Nyssa Frank of the Living Gallery]

DJ sets by
Greem Jellyfish
Jen Monroe

Event details:
Sunday May 29th
Trans Pecos 915 Wyckoff Ave Ridgewood, NY 11385


05/29 – Brooklyn, NY – Trans Pecos
05/31 – Detroit, MI – Lo & Behold release party
06/01 – Detroit, MI – El Club
06/02 – Ann Arbor, MI – Arbor Vitae
06/03 – Chicago, IL – Cafe Mustache
06/04 – Madison, WI – Arts & Literature Lab
06/05 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
06/09 – Seattle, WA – Barboza*
06/10 – Portland, OR- Lacuna*
06/11 – Portland, OR – Valentines*
06/12 – Sacramento, CA- Red Museum*
06/13 – Reno, NV- Holland Project*
06/14 – Oakland, CA – The Night Light*
06/15 – San Francisco, CA – Vacation*
06/17 – Los Angeles, CA – Basic Flowers*
06/18 – Flagstaff, AZ – Firecreek
06/21 – Tucson, AZ – Hotel Congress
06/24 – El Paso, TX – Warszawa
06/26 – Austin, TX – Hotel Vegas
06/28 – Nashville, TN – Fond Object
06/30 – Atlanta, GA – Mammal Gallery
07/02 – Richmond, VA – The Sour Haus
07/03 – Baltimore, MD – The Crown

* = w/ Sam Mickens

ZIEMBA - Hope is Never

Hope Is Never
(Lo & Behold)
Street date: June 24, 2016

Track List:

1) It Curls Itself
2) Phantom See
3) El Paso
4) Set Me As A Seal
5) With the Fire
6) Rapture
7) Tiger Woman
8) Hope is Never
9) Hope is a Fold
10) Where Without