The highlight of 2012 for experimental postpunk trio ZZZ’s was meeting Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore in Miami. It turns out the feeling was mutual. American record label Matador Records posted their artists’ and employees’ favorite things from the past 12 months online recently and Hyogo Prefecture’s ZZZ’s (pronounced “zee zee zees”) were No. 1 on Moore’s list.

ZZZ’s met Moore by chance while both were in Miami to perform at Art Basel in December. The act were walking around looking for a laundromat when they ran into Moore on the street.

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