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Zula - November Tour Dates
11/6 | Brooklyn, NY at Secret Project Robot
11/9 | Harrisonburg, VA at Mymansion
11/10 | Richmond, VA at Gallery 5
11/11 | Atlanta, GA at 529
11/13 | Austin, TX at Scoot Inn
11/14 | Houston, TX at TBA
11/15 | New Orleans, LA at Siberia
11/16 | Fayettville, AR at Nightbird Books
11/17 | Nashville, TN at Boheme Collectif
11/19 | Bloomington IN at Uel Zing
11/20 | Detroit, MI at PJ’s Lager House
11/21 | Philadelphia, PA at Johnny Brenda’s
11/22 | Brooklyn, NY at Shea Stadium
Today is a proud day for Inflated. Zula’s debut album is now available and it is, without a doubt, our most cherished release to date. Give it a listen over at SPIN and pick up some "Halloween Orange" vinyl (limited to 200 copies). Stay tuned for info on the release show next Wednesday, tour dates and plenty of other Zula goodness.
Thanks to Cake Shop for hosting an amazing show on Saturday night. And thanks to Jon Pareles for including Zula in his CMJ roundup. On newsstands today!
“The proudly intelligent indie-rock that was once a college-radio staple survives at CMJ…Zula, from New York, built pointillistic structures with a mainspring of Minimalism.”
Release Date: 11/12/13
Pre-order and track listing
Led by Robbie Stern (guitar) and Stephanie Davin (vocals), the debut EP from Post Louis comes brimming with promise. Stern built a name for himself early, playing guitar in Cajun Dance Party, but with Post Louis he has traded rollicking, rough edges for a more classic indie rock sound. Sweeping solos and blazing riffs are joined by Davin’s magnificent vocals, which manage to be both devastatingly fragile and calmingly tranquil; her lyrics are thoughtful and act as a gorgeous counter to the subtle electronic elements and swirls of feedback that surround the EP’s four tracks.
Post Louis will support Porcelain Raft later this month in Europe (tour dates below). While the band currently writes and records as a two-piece, they expand to include six members when performing live, creating a fresh sound that is as vital in person as it is on record.
Oct 21 - Prince Albert, Brighton
Oct 24 - Cargo, London
Oct 25 - Espace B, Paris
Oct 26 - Blue Shell, Cologne
Oct 27 - Kantine, Berlin
Oct 29 - Kagbanan, Stockholm
Oct 30 - Beta, Copenhagen
Check out the premiere of Post Louis’ new track, “Your Hotel,” on Rolling Stone. The London-based duo (a six-piece live), composed of Stephanie Davin and Robbie Stern, will release their debut EP via Inflated on 11/12/13. More details to come!
Pre-order the vinyl here.
It brings us great pleasure to announce that we have joined the amazing family of labels at one of the top independent distributors in all the land — Redeye Distribution. Woohoo!
Check out the full stream on SPIN
Get your vinyl w/ digital download card here
Purchase the album on iTunes
Come hang at the record release party this Friday
Release Date: 10/29/13
On Zula’s debut album, This Hopeful, the New York-based four-piece showcase a refreshing, forward-thinking approach to psychedelic pop music. The songs weave melody through interlocking, hypnotic rhythms — suspended spaces designed to disrupt the usual flow of time. Although Zula formed in late 2010, the musical kinship of cousins Henry and Nate Terepka (both on vocals, guitar and synths) first developed through family jam sessions during the holidays. With a lineup now rounded out by Mike Lawless (bass) and Pablo Eluchans (drums), the band takes inspiration from 90’s UK indie-dance, krautrock and funk.
Zula’s focus on suspension is also apparent in their lyrics. The songs on This Hopeful are about standing in between lives, in between relationships; being in a state of calm and stillness within tumultuous and anxious times. Many of these tracks find meaning in love, especially when things seem uncertain.
The band has built a reputation for their live show and for constantly pushing their heavily rhythmic sound. They have been known to deliver entire sets of never-before-played material and this restless creativity is apparent on the album, which sounds raw and spontaneous, yet meticulously detailed. It is a record with effortless flow and pulse, but enticing depth. For zoning in or out.
Catch Zula on tour with Starlight Girls now!
Sep 19 - Philadelphia, PA - Milk Boy
Sep 20 - Baltimore, - The Crown
Sep 21 - Washington, DC - The Lot
Sep 22 - Pittsburgh, PA - Brillobox
Sep 23 - Harrisburg, PA - The Makespace
Sep 27 - Boston, MA - House Show