Dear Diary (Emily Rose Updates From The Road)

*new single* 

😭🌈❤️🎉IT'S OUT!!!! 👀 Love it? Hate it? ===> Watch the new music video for the single below ---->


"As Emily Rose and Joe Zeph of Zigtebra creep towards mainstream exposure, their plaintive and sparkling brand of off-path indie feels less like an attempt at radio-ready pop and more like a broadcast straight from the surreal and tender dreams of an infatuated teen in Stranger Things. 

“Canyon“ finds the band exploring the confines of electronic pop, deconstructing traditions of melody at the intersection of timidity and wildness. The single opens with a softly arpeggiated synth that might be too sweet if it weren’t joined by a percussive buzz that weaves like cicadas swarming in summer. The verse marches in gently like a car radio being turned up outside your living room window. Suddenly it pops and slides into a lush chorus of “Me without you I just don’t see, You without me is incomplete” a relatable sentiment for anyone who’s ever had a bleeding heart. Emily Rose often sings of heartache and longing in a way that somehow feels reassuring, and this new track continues that theme with new gravitas, putting Zigtebra’s songwriting craft on full naked display. 

Zigtebra must know they have a good thing going with this single debut, which separates them from their earlier efforts, and places them potentially in the realm of bands to explode in 2019. As they delve deeper into their glittering, wobbling sound, they’re sure to find a new underground fanbase leaning in too."

Read the full article here =====>

Send us a pic of YOUUUU 

IF you didn't already know, y'all are the jelly to our peanut butter and there's almost nothing better than putting on a show in a new city and meeting new fans and catching up with OG fans. 

We've started posting "Super Fan Friday" pics on our Instagram and we'd love to post about YOU! 

Do you have any photos with Joe and/or Emily at a show????

Or can you take a cool pic of you wearing our merch (a tee shirt, sweatshirt or button)??

EPIC: Oh whoa, you know what would be cool? A VIDEO of you dancing to a Zigtebra song or singing it. 

SEND THEM TO US! And tell us a bit about you so we can share what you're up to when we post it online.

We can't wait to see what you send.  <3 <3 <3​​​​​​




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Happy Valentine's Day: The Freshness 


"When it's cold and raining, 

you are more beautiful. 

And the snow brings me 

even closer to your lips. 

The inner secret, that which was never born, 

you are that freshness, and I am with you now. 

I can't explain the goings, 

or the comings. You enter suddenly, 

and I am nowhere again. 

Inside the majesty. "



From Soul of Rumi 

by Coleman Barks




Back in Chicago.

We were snowed in, iced in, froze-in. One day was -22F and -55 with the wind chill. 

True to Chicago-form, we burrowed in and used our sunlight-deprivation-induced blues to write some new music.

Emily's keyboard is broken so she picked up an old guitar and she suuuucks,

but it's fun. 

We sat down in a circle of candlelight and made the party plan for the year. A few fests, a new tour, new music. 

New thoughts.

Traveling, re-locating west??



emily rose

Back to Chicago for the Holidaze! 

Dear Diary, 

We're back from an incredible 9 months of touring in 2018. Back to Chicago to cozy up to writing a new album, cooking dinner in kitchens (do we even remember how to cook?) and preparing for a 2019 summer of festivals. We're also working on creating a few cover songs for some of our biggest supporters and while we're running a bit behind on them because of the settle-in process, we're very excited about them!


Write to us if you want us to make sure to visit your town!


Emily Rose 

Magic Marfa 

We played Lost Horse Saloon in Marfa on Friday and stayed Saturday morning to watch our friend, Rie do stick-n-pokes at the trailer she works in, "Slowpoke." As the lazy afternoon wore on, we went to lounge with beers at the hotel pool, and we got invited to play a birthday party at someone's house outside under the full moon later that night. Could there be a more perfect day? It was so nice walking around the dusty streets of this mile long little town. We can't wait to come back.


Did you see the new tee shirt design? For ONE WEEK ONLY we are sending any tee shirt or cd orders with a personal post card note to you from wherever we are! Both of these are limited runs (last order ever of Sparkle Tip), so grab them before they're collector items.



From El Paso, 
Emily Rose 


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