Zack de la Rocha Launches One Day As A Lion

 

Debuts on Anti- on
July 22.

By Fred Mills

 

 

One Day As A Lion has just signed with Anti- Records to
release their One Day As A Lion debut
EP on July 22. Who, you ask, is One Day As A Lion? It’s Zack de la Rocha, from
Rage Against The Machine of course, on vocals and keyboards, and drummer Jon
Theodore.

 

 

From the band:

 

 

“One Day As A Lion is both a
warning delivered and a promise kept.”

 

“A defiant affirmation of the
possibilities that exist in the space between kick and snare.  It’s a sonic
reflection of the visceral tension between a picturesque fabricated cultural landscape,
and the brutal socioeconomic realities it attempts to mask.  One Day As A
Lion is a recorded interaction between Zack de la Rocha and Jon Theodore from Los Angeles, California.”

“The name is taken from the infamous 1970 black and white, captured by
legendary Chicano photographer George Rodriguez featuring a center framed tag
on a white wall in an unspecified section of Boyle Heights. 
It reads: ‘It’s better to live one day as a lion, than a thousand years as a
lamb.’  This record is a stripped down attempt to realize this sentiment
in sound.”

 


The band is so new it only got a MySpace page active last
week, and both it and the official website don’t offer much info other than
what we’re reporting here. No music samples yet, so keep checking back.

 

 

Track Listing:

 

01 – Wild International

02 – Ocean View

03 – Last Letter

04 – If You Fear Dying

05 – One Day As A Lion

 

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