Monday, April 1, 2013

REVIEW: Zebra Hunt - Beaches EP

It doesn't matter how desperately a band wishes to remain anonymous. If your influences are The Bats, The Clean, The Feelies, UV Race, Woollen Kits, Thee Oh Sees and other bands from the northern and southern hemispheres that we favor here, and you write and play well, we will find you.  So, here we are with the cool new release from Seattle's Zebra Hunt.  The Beaches EP is modest in size, but impressive in scope.  In three tracks on vinyl (or digital download) Zebra Hunt provides a treasure chest for guitar lovers.

The opening track is moody, woozy nugget of psychedelia expressing a longing for the beaches of LA that all of us can understand after a winter in Seattle.  "Half Right" is a jangle pop delight focused on a relationship ("I'm only half right with you ...").  The record closes with the slightly country-flavored power pop of "Tomorrow".  You can go on your own zebra hunt below -- just press play.  You also can stream/buy at the Bandcamp link provided below.

Zebra Hunt are Erik, Mitch and Robert.  Remember them, as they will be thrilling us for a good while.  Here is our previous post about the band (link).

Beaches EP is available as of today from Minneapolis' Manic Pop! Records.  Digital download alternative is here.

Twitter ( @zebrahuntband )
Soundcloud for Beaches of LA
Manic Pop! Records

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