Presents – The Janks – July 2009 Indie Artist of the Month

The Janks

LA-based The Janks comprises band members Zack Zmed, Garth Herberg, Wade Ryff, Dylan Zmed, and Lookas Ventura, a bright young sound that recalls everything from Nik Kershaw, Suede and more recently new-retro epic sound of bands like The Killers and even traces of Kings of Leon.   Their eponymous EP, released June 1st, 2009 is currently available exclusively at iTunes and it was produced in various studios around Los Angeles by The Janks and Paul Inder (the son of Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead).

We drilled the gents about some of life’s fundamental quandaries over a bucket of crawfish and a bottle of moonshine and here is what they had to say for themselves:

MZ: What?

We’re changing the world one song at a time, atop dark horses while slaying demons, and were doing it all in the name of love and chivalry.

MZ: Why?


MZ: Until when?

Until the end…or until we drink Billy Ray Cyrus’ blood, which ever comes first.

MZ: Where?

The branch Davidian camp Carmel compound, split off of the 7th day adventist Church of Latterday Saints, Jahweh division.

See the The Janks play at the International Pop Overthrow Festival:

July 29 @ 9:00 PM
The ECHO (Los Angeles)
1822 Sunset Blvd
LA, CA 90026
18+, $8 @ the door

Find out more at:

Look for The Janks latest release on iTunes.

Listen now to “Echo Whispers” by The Janks at

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Paul Inder (the son of Lemmy

Kilmister of Motorhead)
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