Iâ€™ve kept this Walkmen-ish record in my rotation for a few weeks now, struggling not with whether to review it but how.
Zookeeperâ€™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 Iâ€™ve had the doggonnest time trying to figure out what to say about it.
11/12 â€“ Emoâ€™s, Austin, TX
11/24 â€“ The Proletariat, Houston, TX
11/26 â€“ The Earl, Atlanta, GA
11/28 â€“ The Red and Black Bar, Washington D.C.
11/29 â€“ Pianoâ€™s, NY, NY
12/5 â€“ The Beat Kitchen, Chicago, Illinois The
12/6 â€“ Vaudeville Mews, Des Moines, IL
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