"One of Austin's most charming and heartfelt songwriters" - Ovrld
"Begs to be experienced live" - BrooklynVegan
"The consummate front man" - The Deli Magazine
Johnny Zachman is a singer-songwriter living in Austin. He is influenced by Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Jeff Tweedy and Cloud Cult. He has recently been featured on BrooklynVegan, Do512, Ovrld, ANON Magazine, PlaylistPlay and more. He has shared the stage with Porches, Frankie Cosmos and Frances Luke Accord. He is the winner of The Deli Magazine's Best Emerging Austin Psych / Rock Artist of 2016.
This summer, Zachman self-released his new album, Outside, celebrated with a show at Cactus Cafe, and sold out of the first run of the album in under two months. PlaylistPlay describes Outside as “frank depictions of intimate relationships alongside intricately composed guitar parts that imitate feelings and environments.” On Outside, “Zachman utilizes looping melodies that build the same dynamism you might experience with a larger band but balanced with the intimate feeling of just one person playing the songs.” Zachman self-released a run of 200 copies of Outside, celebrated with a release show at Cactus Cafe, and sold out of them in under two months.
Outside is streaming now on Spotify, Bandcamp and SoundCloud. You can also order a physical copy here.
On stage, Zachman builds layers of live electric guitar loops underneath his vocals, creating melodic soundscapes reminiscent of Andrew Bird and Julien Baker. Recent press includes:
New Single Premiere on Ovrld
New Album Review & Interview with PlaylistPlay
New Album Review on Do512
Zachman Wins The Deli Magazine's Readers' Poll for Best Emerging Austin Psych Rock Band of 2016
Video Premiere on BrooklynVegan
Video Premiere on ANON Magazine
Video Premiere on Ovrld
Feature on Do512
Guest On The "Is There A Cover?" Podcast
Zachman Is "Austin's Hottest New Band" - Do512