Band of the Day

2013.02.09

Harouki Zombi

Soundtrack the zombie apocalypse with surrealist performance art/electro-pop
You know that I’m more than a soldier’s gun, but you can load me if it’s just for fun.
lyrics from Soldier's Gun

Harouki Zombi is the brainchild of Nina Barnes (of Montreal, the Apollinaire Rave Art Collective) and Orenda Fink (Azure Ray, O+S.) One part carefully curated DJ set (including original material), one part stunning visuals from Nina Barnes, and one part performance art- Harouki Zombi is a hedonistic celebration of all life's earthly delights.

After spending a vinho verde fueled year together in Athens, Georgia, Nina and Orenda found that they shared certain affinities for life, love and decadence. While watching Orenda's husband, Todd Fink (The Faint, Depressed Buttons) DJ on Orenda and Todd's last night in town, Orenda turned to Nina and said "Let's be fucking DJs" Nina said "Yes! But let's do it dressed as geishas." Orenda agreed and Harouki Zombi was born.

Orenda moved back to Omaha and the pair have been perfecting their show ever since. Harouki Zombi made their debut in Athens GA, on August 26th, 2012 at the GO Bar and then in Omaha, NE, at the House of Loom on September 2nd. Immediately proceeding: world domination.

Their debut EP, entitled Objet Petit A, was released on digitally and on limited edition purple 2x7" vinyl on October 23rd, 2012 through Polyvinyl Records. The EP includes the tracks "Objet Petit A" (with vocals in both English and French), "Soldier's Gun", "Vacated Hunters", and "Swamp Theme."

In addition, the EP also includes two remixes of "Objet Petit a"; one done by Rewards and the other by Deniallabs.