International Tour (Incl. SXSW) Kicks Off Next Week!
3rd Studio Full-Length Album Swooner,
Released March 4th via Light Organ Records
“Based on the sound of this track [Get Dark] they’re clearly ready for 2016, and well-poised to catch the attention of a number of listeners.”
“’80s-influenced pop bliss.”
“The four piece pop band from Vancouver are upbeat and undoubtedly having lighthearted fun with their music, and the song is layered in sugary harmonic vocals and melodies for you and your friends to get dark (or drunk) to.”
“The Zolas dropped the debaucherous fraternizing misadventures of connected points of bonding with bros during spates of time spent in disconnected states on “Get Dark”.
Photo Credit: Steve Bays
Vancouver’s prolific indie-pop band The Zolas return with their self-produced third studio album Swooner set for release on March 4th via Light Organ Records. The record marks a major departure from both the cabaret rock of 2009’s Tic Toc Tic and the atmospheric minimalism of Ancient Mars. This time around, the band dove headlong into vibrant, experimental pop, showcased by stirring modern production.
Swooner is highlighted by flashes of grungy hard-panned guitars, Prince-like synth flourishes, eurodance vocals, electric pianos and arpeggiators, all of which feel shockingly comfortable in their new homes. The band recently revealed anthemic synth-pop hit “Get Dark” and today they share the new album title track “Swooner”. A fuzzed out, guitar driven feminist anthem in its own right, vocalist/guitarist Zach Gray explains, “Swooner is about those high-functioning women we all know who somehow manage to be the quarterback of their squad and the best at their job and politically engaged and the most fun person to have real talk with over beers. I don’t know how you do it but we salute you.”
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Revered for their kinetic live energy, The Zolas are set to kick off an international tour on February 6th which includes a series of appearances at SXSW this spring and a Canadian tour!
The Zolas International Tour Dates
2/9: Berlin, Germany @ Musik & Frieden
2/11: Hamburg, Germany @ Nochtspeicher
2/12: Wuppertal, Germany @ Hutmacher
2/13: Lucerne, Switzerland @ Sedel
2/16: Hildesheim, Germany @ Wohnzimmer
2/17: K öln, Germany @ Stereo Wonderland
2/19: Freiburg, Germany @ Swamp
2/20: Rees-Haldern, Germany @ Haldern Pop Bar
3/15- 3/20: Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/22: Kingston, ON @ The Grad Club
3/23: Hamilton, ON @ The Casbah
3/24: Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
3/25: Ottawa, ON @ Zaphod Beeblebrox
3/26: Montreal, QC @ O Patro Vys
3/30: Calgary, AB @ Marquee
3/31: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
4/1: Saskatoon, SK @ Amigo’s
4/2: Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre
48: Victoria, BC @ Sugar Nightclub