Tuesday, June 24, 2014
REVIEW: The Zebras - Siesta
The songwriting here is first class, with the sort of breath-catching hooks you expect form the best in this genre. But nevertheless, the tunesmithing here is forced to share the honors with soaring male/female vocals and a driving rhythm section. Most of the tracks are fast-paced and bouncy, perfect for a summer session in the sun or a drive to the beach. But the band gets the emotional weight spot-on for the handful of slower numbers as well. The only reason to not get this album would be if you aren't in a good place to fall in love with a set of songs, because there really is no other reason.
Siesta is out now on CD and vinyl via Jigsaw Records (Australian fans can buy it at Lost and Lonesome Recording Co.).
The Zebras herd is Jeremy Cole, Edwina Ewins, Lachlan Franklin, Katie Geppert and Dave Rose.
Jigsaw Records' Bandcamp page for Siesta
Lost and Lonesome Recording Co.