The Books

The Books were formed in New York City in 1999 by two neighbors who collaborated on what they considered pop music. In fact, Nick Zammuto and Paul de Jong – perhaps by a mix of accident and design – developed a sound that to this day defies categorization and mystifies critics and fans alike. Their music has been called many things: surreal, playful, transcendent, innovative, magical, heartbreaking. Personally, we're too hypnotized to fuss with figuring it out.