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Zebrahead’s 20-Year Journey: From Grammy Nominations to ‘Middle Seat Blues’

Orange County, CA native Zebrahead has been bringing its unique blend of punk, metal, and devil-may-care grooves to the masses for years. Their latest single “Middle Seat Blues” is no exception.

At the helm of Zebrahead is vocalist/rapper Ali Tabatabaee and vocalist/guitarist Adrian Estrella, who is also the band’s frontman. Rounding out the lineup are bassist Ben Osmundson, drummer Ed Udhus, and guitarist Dan Palmer.

When asked about the meaning behind “Middle Seat Blues,” Estrella had this to say. “It’s about surrounding yourself with quality, not quantity. Not everyone around you has your best interests in mind.” Osmundson added, “It’s a song that combines a bit of metal, a bit of laid-back groove, and splashes a bit of punk on top. Hard to imagine right? Well, give ‘Middle Seat Blues’ a listen.”

Getting To Know Zebrahead

Zebrahead has been making music together for over two decades and has had its fair share of ups and downs. They’ve sold over 2.5 million albums to date, have over a million monthly listeners on Spotify, and even earned a Grammy nomination. But despite label changes and other obstacles, the band has persevered and continues to bring their distinctive, fun-filled sound to fans around the world.

In addition to “Middle Seat Blues,” Zebrahead has been hard at work on a series of EPs, with the II EP set to be released on February 3rd, the follow-up to the III EP which was released in 2021. The I EP is expected to be released in late fall 2023 with single songs and music videos released in-between. They also just released “Envy Anonymous” in December with a video available here.

The band is making plans to tour throughout 2023, including appearances at Slam Dunk Festival and When We Were Young Festival. Don’t miss your chance to see these genre-benders in action. For more information visit the official Zebrahead website.

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