Ruthless Cosmopolitans

Ruthless Cosmopolitans is a collaboration between Zion80’s Jon Madof and underground rapper, poet, and performance artist Eden Pearlstein (aka ePRHYME of Darshan). The band also features Zion80 members Frank London, Greg Wall, Yoshie Fructher, Brian Marsella and Marlon Sobol. Ruthless Cosmopolitans is a cathartic/parodic/prophetic response to the spiraling state of our nation, and the world. Music, poetry, performance and imagery are the mediums employed to spread this synaesthetic form of sympathetic magic.

Stay tuned!

We’ve got some new music coming, along with new projects from Zion80 bandleader Jon Madof. Stay tuned, and while you’re waiting you can watch our video for ‘Pardes’

A Message From Tzadik Records

Zion80 has worked with John Zorn and Tzadik Records since we began as a band. From the residency at The Stone NYC in 2013 to our three albums on the label to performances at the Village Vanguard and Town Hall in NYC as well as the Sarajevo Jazz Festival, Zorn and Tzadik have been there for us every step of the way. The following is a message from them about the PledgeMusic situation and what you can do to help and support the label:

VINYL SERIES TO HELP OFFSET THE LOSS FROM THE PLEDGE DISASTER

Hi everyone. The Book Beriah 11-cd box set was a labor of love, three years in the making, and we put a huge amount of Tzadik funding into making it happen. Sadly our distribution platform PLEDGE MUSIC ripped us (and hundreds of other artists) off and we will NOT be paid a single penny from their sales.

To help offset this HUGE loss for us we have initiated a limited edition vinyl series. Please help us by purchasing the collection – and spread the word to your friends! You can put your preorder in now at this address:
https://tzadik.limitedrun.com/

Thanks to you all for your continued support! — John Zorn

JZ VINYL COLLECTION—A new limited edition vinyl series of select releases out of the Zorn catalog! Personally chosen by Zorn for release on vinyl, the LPs are beautifully made and packaged in the original artwork. A limited number of copies of each release, signed by John Zorn, will be made available for sale. Collectable and rare, purchase them all before they disappear!
MASADA—THE BEST OF SANHEDRIN John Zorn: Sax / Dave Douglas: Trumpet / Greg Cohen: Bass / Joey Baron: Drums

NOVE CANTICI PER FRANCESCO D’ASSISI Julian Lage: Guitar / Bill Frisell: Guitar / Gyan Riley: Guitar

THE LAST JUDGMENT Mike Patton: Voice / John Medeski: Organ / Trevor Dunn: Bass / Joey Baron: Drums

ALHAMBRA LOVE SONGS Rob Burger: Piano / Greg Cohen: Bass / Ben Perowsky: Drums