Some background: Mason Taub (the lady) and Evan Zwisler (the gent)
have been together since 2014 and playing music together as The Values
Theirs is a total collaboration in life and art.
Zwisler grew up in China, an expat who returned to the U.S. for college. Taub was a New York theater kid who has played classical
piano all her life.
Together, they’ve worked with several different groups (Zwisler and
Taub met the day before Evan’s first show in New York). Band members
fell away but the relationship between Zwisler and Taub remained the
musi’s core, its heartbeat, its soul.
As Taub puts it, “we spent a long time getting to this, which is the truest form of the band.” Which is to say, to think of the Values as an ‘80s throwback is to miss the point. Technology plus the human voice will always be the sound of now. The technology may change but excellent songcraft is forever.