I’ve kept this Walkmen-ish record in my rotation for a few weeks now, struggling not with whether to review it but how.
Zookeeper’s album, on
Bellecitypop! Records, is certainly through-and-through indie rock: Easily digestible hooks and melodies, simple songwriting, and a singer with a voice that alternates between light and hoarse. Bandleader Chris Simpson got his start in the bands Mineral and The Gloria Record, but this EP has a rawer, more classic pop feel. I really enjoy it, but I’ve had the doggonnest time trying to figure out what to say about it.
Maybe you should just stream the album here
11/12 – Emo’s, Austin, TX
11/24 – The Proletariat, Houston, TX
11/26 – The Earl, Atlanta, GA
11/28 – The Red and Black Bar, Washington D.C.
11/29 – Piano’s, NY, NY
12/5 – The Beat Kitchen, Chicago, Illinois The
12/6 – Vaudeville Mews, Des Moines, IL
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