Ramona musicians Negative Zero demonstrate their tuneful talent on their album, “Earthshake,” scheduled to be released in November.
The band members are: Allen Sulzen, 17-year-old vocalist, guitarist and songwriter; Josh Sulzen, 13, bass player; Marlen Bernd, 16, keyboardist; and Dylan Nowakowski 18, drummer.
Negative Zero recorded its first album in 2006. Since their debut, the musicians have been working on melodic projects and solo projects, and they experimented with recording software and music production techniques.
“With each new song, Negative Zero’s style developed and shaped its sound into an indie rock, progressive post-punk feel,” Sulzen said, “I write songs that I think people need to hear.”
Their music is jazz influenced, while incorporating sounds from The Strokes, Franz Ferdinand, The Killers, the Hives and the Cars.
“We are having fun, and seeing where it all goes from there,” said Bernd.
“I love music, we are dedicated musicians,” Sulzen said. “Even if we go different ways, we will continue to play music.”
Nowakowski, who has been playing drums since he was 12, said, “I will never stop learning. I’m a drummer that will drum anytime, anywhere.”
Negative Zero has performed at Ramona Mainstage, Ramona High School Jazz Band’s Pop Concert and the Epicentre in Mira Mesa.
If anyone is interested in checking out these young musicians, they can find Negative Zero’s songs and their album “Earthshake” on ITunes, Amazon mp3 downloads, or can on their MySpace page at: www.myspace.com/therealnegativezero.
The band will play in Ramona Mainstage on Oct. 30 from 8 to 11 p.m. Admission is $8 per person, and all ages are welcome.