- Hometown: Vancouver, Canada
- Genre: Avant-pop
- RIYL: Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Kaiser Chiefs
After debuting with Tic Toc Tic in 2009, The Zolas scaled to cult status thanks to a loyal fan base from members Zach Gray and Tom Dobrzanski’s previous project, Lotus Child. Today, The Zolas are set to continue their legacy of postmodern pop with the release of their sophomore album, Ancient Mars, via Light Organ Records on October 2nd 2012.
Ancient Mars trades in the cabaret glitz of Tic Toc Tic for blissed-out pianos and thick, unyielding beats. The Zolas’ tumultuous songwriting captures the zeitgeist of being in your 20′s, on the cusp of youth and real adulthood.
From the sunny guitar riffs blasting into the perfect summer jam to bouncy and nostalgic heaping spoonfuls of Brooklyn avant-pop, Ancient Mars is set to deliver both the complexity and urbanity of what The Zolas are bringing to the table. When all is said and done, The Zolas are writing pops song with the intention of fucking them completely up!
Dobrzanski generally serves as producer, having worked with names in indie-rock royalty like Said the Whale and We Are The City, but for Ancient Mars the band when outside for production duties, calling in Chuck Brody (Phantogram, Wu-Tang) to helm the new album.
Ancient Mars will make its way onto record store shelves on October 2nd, 2012.