The Zolas - Tic Toc Tic - Vancouver, Canada - 2011 Indie Rock LP

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The Zolas - Tic Toc Tic

Light Organ Records
2011
Canada
Indie Rock LP
Has Inner Lyric Sleeve



Track List


Side A

1. You're Too Cool 05:29
2. The Great Collapse 03:26
3. Marlaina Kamikaze 03:42
4. Body Ash 04:20
5. Marionettes 03:27


Side B

6. Cab Driver 04:34
7. I've Got Leeches 04:55
8. These Days 03:11
9. No Talking 02:57
10. Pyramid Scheme 04:08



Absolutely fantastic from start to finish. Didn't leave my record player for a 2 weeks after I got it.

The Zolas released their album Tic Toc Tic in 2009, and the Vancouver piano rock outfit have been gaining momentum ever since, accruing radio play and performing at increasingly high-profile gigs.

Seriously. . All of it is awesome. I love it so much. So many clever lyrics. Support great, soulful musicians that need to be heard! :)

"The Zolas operate best when we have no idea what to expect and we're not aiming for anything," singer-guitarist Zachary Gray tells Exclaim! "For the last record, we just got our favourite musicians in a room and then brought them some basic songs and worked out what we thought was cool at the time. Last time it was Aidan Knight and Ali Siadat from Mother Mother; this time it's Johnny Walsh from Brasstronaut and Dan Mangan, and Michael Jordan -- his real name is Michael Jordan -- from the Liptonians in Winnipeg, and Henry [Alcock-White] from Henry and the Nightcrawlers."

The sessions are taking place in pianist Tom Dobrzanski's own Vertical Studios with additional recording at the Warehouse Studio. Studio whiz Chuck Brody (Ted Leo, Wu-Tang Clan, Ra Ra Riot) is producing, and the group have 11 songs written, hoping to put nine of them on the finished product. So what do these new tunes sound like?

"To me, they sound really '90s," the frontman says with a laugh. "The kind of hooks I remember really liking when I was about 16 are sort of popping up again."

He goes on to compare the new material to the band Ambulance LTD, citing their 2004 record LP as a particular influence. "They released one good album which Tom and I are just crazy about," he says. "It's a raw, shoegaze-y rock album. It [our new material] would be somewhere between that and Beck."

Despite the nostalgic quality of the band's '90s-inspired new material, Gray notes that he's been growing increasingly disinterested in typical rock arrangements.

It's been a long time since we released an album, and part of that has been our general dissatisfaction with what a band sounds like," he admits. "When I'm looking for a band to get really excited about, it's never a four-piece band. So that's why it's taken so long. We know what we've played in the past, which has been good to us so far, but it's not exactly what I would listen to now. So it's been a process of marrying what I listen to now with what we've always sounded like in our natural instincts.



The Zolas - You're Too Cool

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The Zolas - Marionettes

- Acoustic Session

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The Zolas - Cab Driver - Live Performance

Favourite song of all the zolas so far

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The Zolas - I've Got Leeches

So Good!

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Condition New
Format LP
Label Light Organ Records