Zigtebra is Chicago's underground lo-fi indie rock, dream pop duo of Emily Rose and Joe Zeph. The creative partners first met in an LGBTQ dance troupe "Pure Magical Love." After dance practice, the pair wrote musicals and played basement shows, while exploring their uniquely sparkling, spooky pop sound.
Everything changed in 2017 when they went on a 120-day tour and made a pact to make one new song and music video every month of the year while on the road. Their live show transformed and they quit their jobs and began to tour full time.
For 2018, they have nine months of touring planned, and the release of a new album in early Autumn, plus big plans for 2019.
"If you have a chance to see this sparkling indie duo, GO, before the crowds are too deep. "The sound of Zigtebra is what you would expect Wednesday Addams to be in to, if she were to become a romantic like her parents. Spooky tones, deep synthesizer beats and crystal-clear vocals full of emotion and desire - something trance-like and pure." (Roy Brown, The Voyager 2/24/18)
"With an album currently in the works, it’s only a matter of time before Zigtebra’s new music can soundtrack your own drives, haunting the open highways with their imaginative (and vaguely Gothic) spirit." (Jude Noel, City Beat, 7/4/2018)
FFO: Youth Lagoon, Phantogram, Beach House, Grimes, Bjork, Sylvan Esso, Oh Wonder, Paramore, and Selena Gomez.