Thursday, August 02, 2007

What's a Zibra?

One look at the band in the picture to the left should tell you everything you need to know about Zibra Zibra. If it doesn't, then let me tell you that the four members of the band go by kid z, killavanilla, the atomic wolf, and technosaurus flex. If you still need to know more, read on...

Take the quirkiness of They Might Be Giants (both instrumentally as well as vocalistically), add to it the immature energy of the Beastie Boys circa Licensed To Ill, add a whole bunch of synth lines and Atari sound effects, and you get 777, Zibra Zibra's second album. When asked, the band defines their genre as, "anywhere between 'titanium' (space age dance-metal) to 'neo-baroque maxominimalstic typotech' (classically inspired pop smashers) to 'zip hop'." And yes it was released on, you guessed it, July 7th, 2007 (7-7-07).

Although the sound of the album is totally 80's synth inspired, the real soul of the album is all about futuristic feelings that your favorite nerd might have. Whether it's about beating the high score in Arcade Catastrophe or glorious breasts in Princess Of Incest, you'll feel the need to fill your pocket protector with mechanical pencils while tottering haphazardly about in a robotic way.

Zibra Zibra - Arcade Catastrophe : 777

Zibra Zibra - Princess Of Incest : 777

Visit their website, their label Royalty, Etc. Records, and become their friend on MySpace.


They Might Be Giants - Spy : Why Does The Sun Shine?

The Beastie Boys - The New Style (live) : No Alternative (studio version on Licensed To Ill)

1 comment:

cody said...

I listened to Arcade Catastrophe like 40 times at work today. Amazing.