Zoos of Berlin’s third full-length, “Instant Evening."
Digital Release: November 18, 2016.
Physical Release: December 31, 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.
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.
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, Winter 2016
released November 18, 2016
Collin Dupuis, Will Yates, Matthew Howard, Daniel I. Clark, Trevor Naud
supported by 6 fans who also own “Instant Evening”
This album is an absolute masterpiece. Like many other people I first heard Resonance and decided to give this whole album a listen about a year ago. Since then I have listened to HOME’s other two albums which are also amazing as well. I always find myself coming back to this one though. I never knew about the bonus tracks until a couple days ago and I must say, I wish they were longer and actually made it on to the finished album as they are excellent. Randy Goff is a genius when it comes to synth. I can’t wait for this album to get another vinyl release because I would love to add it to my record collection. Your music is a true inspiration to me Randy, thank you so much for blessing us with your music! atomicpunk78
supported by 5 fans who also own “Instant Evening”
I have no nostalgia for the '80s, but this features such textured, layered and inventive hooks that it's hard not to be taken by its atmosphere and spectral aesthetic. Like a glitch in the matrix, this gem very nearly whisked me by, and though discovery is oftentimes deliberate, incidental finds are the best kind. heylisten