RENO, Nev. — Drummer Zosia Tillman happily announced to friends and family via Facebook last week that, in addition to her three existing bands, she is eagerly awaiting the arrival of a fourth.
The announcement, which featured a photo of a tiny pair of Chuck Taylor shoes in front of a drum set, included the date of the new band’s tentative first show. Links to their Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages, all of which are expected to feature content soon, were also made available.
“We’re super excited,” Tillman said of the upcoming three-piece indie project. “We’re pretty sure we’ve decided on a name, too, but we aren’t really telling anyone just yet!”
While Tillman’s new bandmates are reportedly “over the moon” to embark on this journey with one of only four drummers living in the area, her friends seem less hopeful.
“Listen, I was thrilled to hear about her first two … but it seems like I’ve got an invite to ‘like’ another band she’s in almost every other month,” said Facebook friend and former housemate Denny Mott. “It’d be fine if they all didn’t just break up six months later. But her third one, WindBreaker — they didn’t even play any shows!”
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“Plus — and I don’t mean to be all judgy or whatever — but four bands just strikes me as a little irresponsible. I mean, there’s no way one person has that much free time,” Mott added.
With the new addition on its way, Tillman is considering moving to nearby Damonte Ranch, a suburb of the city, to better accommodate her increasingly hectic life.
“Of course I don’t want to live so far away from my friends, but I have other things to think about than just myself these days,” Tillman said. “I want my bands to be able to look back and remember running equipment in a big yard, and practicing in the roomy garage of a real home. I hear the all-ages venues are great over there, too.”
At press time, Tillman was seen test-driving a minivan, which she hopes will be of use in transporting gear and a place to sleep if the new band doesn’t work out.