Published Jun 23, 2015Ottawa-based rock-rap outfit Zoo Legacy are set to unveil their latest EP Departures at the end of the month, but before it's officially out, Exclaim! is giving you an early listen.
The band created the record in part thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, and laid the tracks down with Gus Van Go and Werner F. at the Boiler Room in Brooklyn.
We previously shared the video for album opener "She'll Never Fall in Love," which blends "echoing guitars and soulful hooks" along with half-rapped/half-sung vocals. Elsewhere on the new EP, Zoo Legacy experiment with other sonic combinations like the synth-pop and reggae-tinged "System Effect" or the indie rock-flavoured "CRWD."
It's a diverse sounding record that offers up a unique mash-up of styles that sound better on speakers than on paper — and you can experience it for yourself right now.
Departures is slated to arrive on June 30, and the band will be celebrating the release with a special show on July 3 at the Mercury Lounge in Ottawa. Give the new EP a listen in the player below.