Zoos of Berlin’s third full-length, “Instant Evening."
Digital Release: November 18, 2016.
Physical Release: December 1, 2016.
Recorded and mixed at The Zoodio, Detroit, by drummer and engineer Collin Dupuis (who recently mixed Angel Olsen’s MY WOMAN, as well as Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence), Instant Evening is, of course, the band’s finest sounding record—but it’s also their finest as songwriters. Trevor Naud and Daniel I. Clark’s writing partnership, started when they were virtually teenagers, has a confidence that previous Zoos records were only hinting at. Everything has a confidence that those previous Zoos records were only hinting at.
(The band says you should pretend this is their first album.)
From the introspective, lost-on-the-Autobahn yearning of “Ambition Sounds,” to the tape deck nostalgia of “Winter Radio,” to the stripped-down shoegaze of “Glen Riders,” the group’s ability to shift from mechanized pop to dreamier pastures, is seamless. A hell of a proper song cycle.
Lyrically, the boys take to subject matter like alien journalists, disappearing into crowded clubs, smoking weed alone, driving endlessly, trying to break free of life’s big circles. Marriage, breakups, relocations, big losses, big wins, children, the new dawn… it’s all in here through that special, weird lens.
We hope you enjoy Zoos’ Instant Evening as much as we do.
- Don’t Look About, Fall 2016
releases November 18, 2016
Collin Dupuis, Will Yates, Daniel I. Clark, Trevor Naud