Photo Credit: roXplotion /// Pictured: Krist Novoselic (left) and Andy Zipf of The Cowards Choir (right).
DC rockers The Cowards Choir and The Beanstalk Library got to add another rock and roll story to their journals this week: performing with Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic.
The instrumental cover collaboration of Lorde’s Grammy-winning song ‘Royals’ happened on Sunday, March 9 at a FairVote event hosted by Republic in Takoma Park. The performance – which featured Novoselic on accordion – has since been mentioned by several musical outlets online including Pitchfork, Stereogum, and Rolling Stone.
But how did these two DC-based bands land one of the most unique gigs of their professional lives thus far? Continue reading
Photo Courtesy of Andy Zipf / Phot by Matt Williams of Clubhill Media
Andy Zipf is resilient. If there’s anything he’s learned in his time as a professional musician it’s that hard work pays off, but never right away. It may take years or even decades to accomplish the lofty goals he’s prepared for himself, but it’s with those goals in mind that Zipf is embarking upon the next chapter of his musical journey.
After working at his music full time for the past decade, Zipf is starting anew with a fresh moniker — The Cowards Choir.
It’s been 10 years since you started working in a professional capacity as a musician. But now, we see a shift. Tells us more about your decision to press forward with your music as The Cowards Choir as opposed to presenting yourself as Andy Zipf?
I had been considering the name change for a couple years. It was something in the back of my mind, waiting to surface at the right time. I felt ready to begin that new chapter now. The Cowards Choir is an extension of who I am. I’m not abandoning my identity. I’m building onto it.