ZS new full length Arms offers nearly fifty minutes of insane new studio recordings. Brooklyn quartet Zs play the real hard, real minimal, real painstakingly worked-out rock etudes that kids with beards and concentrated stares prick up their ears for. However, this stuff actually does rock, though perhaps not as ragingly as bands to who they're likely to be compared to (Orthrelm, Don Caballero, Flying Luttenbachers). “It helps that I first heard Zs live: four guys (drums, guitar, guitar+keyboard, saxophone) seated facing each other, sheet music and stand-lights illuminating some very focused faces, and playing stuff that pounded a lot more than you might think given the monkish air of the room."—Dominique Leone (Pitchfork).