3:47 PM EST, November 30, 2012
There are a bunch of artists in CT that can get people up and dancing (and I'm not talking DJs or cover bands either). But I'm not sure I've seen a band get asses shaking at shows the way You Scream I Scream gets them moving. Their newest album is the perfect encapsulation of that vibe.
Zookeeper is the second full length from the sometimes CT-based elctro/indie rock dance act You Scream I Scream. You want an album that's chock full of dirty, baby-making rhythms and fat (or is that "phat"...maybe it's both) beats all splendidly blended with an indie rock sensibility then you've absolutely come to the right place. The 80's electro-pop scene, and bands like Talking Heads, have their fingerprints all over this album. The somewhat throwback quality of the songs, whether inadvertent or not, are one of the key components to making this album so damn catchy. I don't dance. I actually hate to dance. But this album makes me shuffle around in my chair and at least entertain the notion of shaking what my momma gave me.
You Scream I Scream's sound is dominated by fuzzed out electric bass and some of the best organ/synth work you'll hear this side of the Atlantic. Combine that with the timely and precise drumming and the occasional dual male-female vocals and what you've got is a sound that You Scream I Scream has made entirely their own and perfected. Oh, and let's not forget about the lyrical content because that's one of the best parts. Whether it's writing a tongue-and-cheek ode to "anger" or wondering when we get to say "adios pantalones", Floyd Kellogg and company write some pretty twisted lyrics in the best way possible. If you are not like me at all and you do in fact look to show off your sick moves on the dance floor then I suggest you grab a copy of this album post haste and while you're at it make seeing them live a priority.
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