Welcome back, animals!
The winter has us in full grips and we’re chompin’ at the bit to play in some snow…if it ever gets this far south!!!
1st thing’s first: We played a show at Banks St. with The Mumbles a couple of weeks ago and Nick’s girlfriend Rachel got a few shots and a vid. She put the vid up on facebook:
It’s a little dark and it cuts out during the solo, but you get the idea. Andy still hasn’t gotten us that vid he took of Eventually the last time we were there…Mr. Smith??? We’ll show it to you one day. Here’s a panoramic view:
We also double as the 2nd line for the Hornets on weekends...you can see the support in the crowd!
And speaking of Facebook…if you haven’t joined us there, here you go!!!
IN OTHER NEWS…
Hey, Scott! I thought you guys were working on an album!!!
As a matter of fact, avid animals, you’re right! What seems like an eternity ago back in September & October, we laid down rhythm tracks for 10 songs. I posted a blog or two on the subject. Well anyway, with shows, other bands, graduate schools, work, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, comedies, and tragedies, we really have just gotten around to getting all 5 of us in the same room with the purpose for listening to and figuring out logistics for all this shit.
See, it's not a myth...
The good news: We’re keeping 6&1/2 of the original rhythm tracks and started work on overdubs this week.
The bad news: We’ve decided to re-record 3 & 1/2 songs. And we’re also planning out recording 3 more.
Now that’s not to say that all these tracks will be on the above album (we still have no clue what to call it.)
We're open to suggestions...
But hey, these things take time. We all have jobs or school and a hell of a lot of other things going on as well…As the saying goes, it’ll get there…Eventually. Get it? See what I did there? Using the lyric…ha ha…ummm. Ok then, you get the idea.
But seriously, we are working on it...
But what do we do in the meantime, Scott, while we’re waiting for the release of this monumental extravaganza of ear candy???
Well, animals, there’s all sorts of things…A lot revolving around Rory, actually.
Rory item 1: Besides filling the position of demigod in City Zoo, he also serves the same capacity in a band you may have heard of (…drumroll…) Vox and the Hound. If you haven’t heard, they have their 1st EP out: Hermosa you can pick it up for $5 online or at one of their shows in an awesomely flannel package (I’ve seen it. It is awesome).
Rory item 2: In addition to filling the demigod role in both City Zoo & Vox and the Hound, he also launches into full blown god mode with his own band, The Green Genes. They also have a recording project under way, Dial D for Demo. You’ll be able to bolster your music collection by one song per month gratis (as in straight free, y’all.)!
Now it’s not about Rory all the time…Our very own drummer, “Shirtless” Jeff Pennison, will be playing live with his band Big Fat and Delicious at Banks St. Bar on February 11th!!! As always, Banks St. Shows start at 10pm and are FREE!!!
Now I know you rabid animals are begging the question, “When, o’ when do we get some City Zoo action, Scott???”
Well we have the fix for all your cravings right here:
FEBRUARY 17TH UPSTAIRS AT THE MAISON: 508 FRENCHMEN
TOAST BEARDS, CITY ZOO, & NEVER EVER AND THE FAMILY BAND!!!
The shindig goes down at 10pm so get yourselves a sweet parking spot and head down!!!
‘Til next time, animals
ST from CZ
Did I mention this was my 50th blog post here??? Much love to everyone who’s been following this whole time. We all appreciate you so much! Thank you from the cockles of our hearts…