You should come to this…It’s an all ages show!
We love you, animals…
So you’re looking at this title and putting a few things together and saying, “Hey, City Zoo, does this mean what I think it means???” Well Animals, even we’re not 100% sure of what it means. What we do know is this:
We’re not saying this is our last show for a while (you never know who might ask us to do (insert show/comment here). But our focus will be on finishing this project (Which still has not been named). But guess what??? We’re definitely not leaving you guys hanging though!!! We’ll be haulin’ all our gear up the mighty, mighty Maison staircase to blast out your ear canals THIS THURSDAY NIGHT!!!!
So around 10pm Thursday night, you’ll be blessed not only with your friendly neighborhood ear-bleeders, but the wonderfully badass sounds of Never Ever & the Family Band and TOAST BEARDS!!!!
So get your cameras, video recording devices, stone and chisel – whatever the hell you document stuff with – and get all your asses to THE MAISON THURSDAY NIGHT!!!!
See you there, Animals
ST from CZ
Well gals & gents, here it is. The final track from Live @ the Ol’ WD. It’s a song we’ve been playing for a while and we hope you get WAY into it:
To bring up the history from the SONG CHRONOLOGY PAGE:
RADIO TRANSMISSION SONG – This song is a wonderful, wonderful mother. Lyrics, beats, synth, and bass came together in only a few hours. I think the lyrics speak pretty clearly - it’s about someone wanting someone else. I was running a huge fever and couldn’t speak – so in the original recording I played for Nick and Rory all you could hear was the drum machine, bass, synth, and me whispering the lyrics into the mic. Once that was done, Rory proceeded to layer 5 – count ‘em – 5 guitar parts in addition to Nick’s Rhythm and Piano parts. It’s still my favorite (Obviously, since I’m writing so damn much about it.). Pete calls this song “That weird bass line.” We recently figured out how we’re going to perform it live. My soul became a little bit fuller that day.
Guess it’s not so recent anymore…(need to get around to updating that page.)
And if you weren’t at the last show and are dying to hear the song in person, get your ass on down to Whiskey Dix, April 3, when we play with Lay Like Dogs. More details??? CLICK ON THIS!
See you Saturday you wonderful bastards,
ST from CZ
Drums are done (hopefully…nothing’s ever really “done” in the studio…)!
“Personal” is 95% wrapped up, and it sounds pretty damn amazing (not that I’m biased or anything).
“W” is 80% done…just needs me to add some awesome face melting lead parts.
“Hot Pursuit” and “Eventually” will take a while, as I plan to go all Brian May/Billy Corgan on them. So hold tight.
Ok, let’s get to it.
Some of you may have notice me or Nick wearing a this purple, Mardi-Gras themed Hornets shirt, possibly even at the same time. We went to a game together around Mardi Gras and both bought one of the limited edition shirts they had there.
So, no big deal, right?
As we enjoyed the awesomeness of our unique, limited edition shirts, a disturbing trend emerged: we kept deciding to enjoy the awesome, unique, limited edition shirts at the same time. In the same place. Around the same people. Understandably, this lead to some funny looks around town.
So, frustrated with being unable to enjoy my cool shirt with the fear of dressing like my best friend, I decided to turn the tables. I CHALLENGED Nick to wear the shirt whenever we’d be around each other, making damn sure I was wearing every time I thought I might see Nick. Nick, of course, accepted the challenge full on, keeping score every time one of us is caught without the shirt when the other has it on.
That’s right, wearing a shirt has become a competition. Ladies, this is the point in the blog where you roll your eyes…..
As of right now, Nick and I are tied 2-2, with me tying things up last night at practice. Sooner or later I’m sure this will spill over into a show, at which point you, dear reader, will be slightly less confused than the rest of the audience. Not sure if wearing one to a show will count for double points yet or not….
Anyway, go out and enjoy the awesome weather before the heat comes back.
‘Till next time,
Rory here with my first City Zoo blog post. Not much to say outside of the fact that we played a rockin’ show last night at Whiskey Dix with Jak Locke and the War Office. Big thanks to those guys for having us, a great time was had by all.
There isn’t really much news to report, as we’re just practicing, getting shows, writing songs, and generally trucking along, so I figured I’d open up my iPhone and see if there are any related pictures I can share with you guys.
As I just mentioned, we rocked the piss out of Whiskey Dix last night. Pictures? But of course…
Also, if you interested, Scott said I was out of town recently. This is true…I got a chance to visit a friend in Baltimore with a day trip to D.C. Need proof? I got your proof right here….