Dear Diary (Emily Rose Updates From The Road)

Working on a new album now.  

Life update! Still taking a residency from being social to work on jobs and music. Me, on my life coaching business while Joe teaches. Between all the touring we do, settling to make money has to happen once in a while, because nope we do not have trust funds. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

But for real the new songs are the best ever, and in just a little while longer we'll be able to start sharing it. 

Basically it feels like we're being boring online lately, but it's because we're working on getting things organized for the next and best ever album.


It's wild to know how much I realllly did not know before. Because now that I know so much more, I know that I have just scratched the surface. The more you know, the more you realize you don't know and all that...

In other deep thoughts, I wonder what blog(s) out there are maintained with the most love, care, and insightful consistency, but that are literally never read by anyone.

Emily Rose

Let me know if you read these. 


Artist's Residency in Arcata, CA 

Zigtebra has been in Arcata, CA since November 1st for an Artist's Residency to write our new album through the end of January. We've written the jangly bones of 8 remarkable songs that we are so super excited to reveal. Basically we're going to win a Grammy and we're pretty chuffed about it. (yes that is British slang, but the only tv shows I've ever watched are The British Baking Show, Midsomer Murders, and Star Trek, so...)

If you'd like a Christmas card from Zigtebra, then order a pin from our store and we'll send it with a special card! 


Emily Rose & Joe Zeph

Come be in our music video! 

This Friday we are having a very special event at our home base in Arcata, CA, The Sanctuary,

We are filming and recording everyone who comes through the door for our new music video and the first single off our new album!

We are hosting a happy hour this Friday where we will be involving the community in our next video and single.

Come out to the Sanctuary from 4-7 pm to be a part of it all

More details at the link below:

*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​​​​​​




Portland, OR =====> 



AUSTIN, TX ====>





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 

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