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Founded: 2000

Headquarters: originally New York City, now North Adams, Massachusetts

Website Link(s):



  • Tomlab



Band Members

  • Nick Zammuto
  • Paul de Jong

Includes Members of

Band Biography

The Books, a duo consisting of the American Nick Zammuto and Dutch Paul de Jong, is one of the most intriguing bands somewhat oddly classified as indie-rock. Their music is created through a blend of found sounds, acoustic blurts (usually from a cello (de Jong or acoustic guitar) and electronic whirs and snaps. This type of sound is a direct descendent of the aleatoric or chance music from the 50s and 60s. The Books take on the style is much more melodic, but none-the-less, it is always extremely interesting and fun to listen to. Zammuto and de Jong met in Northern Manhattan in 2000, and have been collaborating in one way or another ever since. They are currently residing in a working studio in the Berkshire Mountains of North Adams, Massachusetts. One of the most innovative songwriters of the current music scene, The Books have found audience throughout many genres, especially captivating the indie-rock crowd.




  • Thought for Food 2002 (Tomlab)
  • The Lemon of Pink 2003 (Tomlab)
  • Lost and Safe 2005 (Tomlab)


  • Prefuse 73 Reads The Books 2005 (WARP) - The Books music remixed by Prefuse 73


Appears On


  • Enjoy Your Worries, You May Never Have Them Again on Rough Trade Shops: Counter Culture 2003 (Mute)
  • The Believer Music Issue June/July 2004

Mix CDs

Further Reading

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