The Zits are a one man D.I.Y. pop punk band with a wide range of other influences. Since Heath Benson formed The Zits in 2008, he has written, recorded and self released 5 EP's, a single, and an album. The Zits are known primarily in the underground pop punk scene with the likes of The Queers and Screeching Weasel. After much positive feedback and critical praise over the years, The Zits have slowly and steadily built up a loyal fan base. Heath has done multiple interviews for the band and has gotten his music played on several internet radio broadcasts and a few local college stations. Heath is currently writing and recording the next release titled "Broke and Loving It" due out sometime this winter.
January - The Zits were formed
July - Giggle EP was released
January - Poprocks EP was released
April - Electrified EP was released
July - "Gosh, I Need A Vacation" was featured on Monkey Clit Records Punk Rock Vol. 1 compilation cd.
August - Surfing Holiday single was released
October - The Zits were interviewed for AMP Magazine
December - "Electrified EP" was named No. 2 on the Top 20 Best EP's of 2010 list by Unclecritic.com
February - Summer Pop Dreams EP was released.
March - An unreleased song, "Jenny's Not A Punk" is featured on the Where The Fun Never Sets Vol. 3 compilation cd by Cabana1Records.
March - Headlined first show with a full line up played at The Ottobar in Baltimore, MD
June - Bubblegum Days collection album was released.
December - "Summer Pop Dreams EP" was named No. 10 on the Top 25 Best EP's of 2011 list by Unclecritic.com.
February - Breakout EP was released.
February - "Teenage Fatass" is featured on Podunk Radio Compilation Vol. 1.
May - Hour long radio segment featuring The Zits on Podunk Radio.
June - The Zits cover "Rock 'N Roll Radio" for a Ramones tribute album.
October - The Zits get signed to Basement Handjob Records.
Yes, whenever I get the opportunity.
POP PUNK! My influences are Screeching Weasel, The Queers, The Ramones, The Kung Fu Monkeys, and Le Volume Etait Au Maximum.
I have a Gibson SG and record everything on my laptop.
Go to http://thezits.bandcamp.com