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by Zoo Pilot

Quirky British invasion indie rock brought to you by geniuses.
Genre: Rock: British Invasion
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1. Free, Finally
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2. Drugs 4 Clownz, Clownz 4 Jugs
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3. Laid Back and Takin' It
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4. I Have a Problem
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5. Female Dog
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6. Rock!
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7. They Don't Like My Singing
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8. You Are What They Ate
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9. Scientist
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10. Nighttime Sleep-Aid
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Album Notes
Zoo Pilot's ambitious debut album release entitled "Broken/Up" is actually two albums released simultaneously. Individually titled "Broken" and "Up", the two are loosely concept albums within themselves, and, as a pair. Sonically and thematically, they represent very different halves of the whole project. Through the ten tracks on "Broken" a path enrooted in the five stages of grief is charted, whereas "Up" represents a counterpoint to sadness and depression at times so polarly different that it jaunts well into the realms of mania.

Neither album's lyrical content plays out in obvious alignment with these antithetical moods (they're not meant to be aural psychology courses), but thematically the songs on each are clustered together around axes of seriousness/grief and levity/carefreeness.

Zoo Pilot, led by singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Brad Paxton, has two full-time members. Their debut album was recorded over the course of about 6 years (give or take) with most of the varied instruments played and self-recorded by the pair in their Austin, Texas home studios. It may have taken a long time for the endeavor to be fully realized, but the do-it-yourself approach was the optimal choice for the duo, allowing complete creative control and artistic expression during an undertaking of such musical breadth.

"Up" was recorded and mixed entirely at Brad's home studio in Austin, TX and Josh's house in Dripping Springs, TX.

Here's a review from a former A&R person who works at Taxi.com:

I would not classify this as garage rock. Doesn't possess the snotty teenage arrogance of that kind of music. Sounds much more pop, as in "paisley" or "freak beat". Just the same, you guys are forging a very distinctive stylistic "voice" based on your obvious affection for late 60's British pop-psych and other like-minded contemporary groups influenced by that era (Apples in Stereo and Sloan are two that come to mind immediately). Brad - I love this stuff, and I'm happy to forward it for you. Do you have an entire album's worth of similar material? If so, I'd really love to hear it. Please make more cool music like this. The world's a better place for having your band in it. Really, I mean it! These are killer tracks. You guys have a really cool stylistic aesthetic.



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