Zack and Tom are The Zolas, one of Vancouver’s newest upstart bands. Their new debut record is called Tic Toc Tic.
The Zolas make piano-driven pop. Some have compared them to currently-crazy 90s superstars like Ben Folds and Fiona Apple. (Damn! Remember them?)
Yes, they all use pianos, but, other than that, I don’t really agree with the comparison–but it is a nice place to start a conversation.
I chatted with Zack and Tom as they wandered around the mean city streets of Toronto. And I still have no idea what the band’s name is about.
The Zolas “You’re So Cool” (This track namechecks the Biltmore! One of the best tracks on the album.)
Ben Folds “Bitches Ain’t Shit” (NOTE: This song is a slow starter. Further proof that I am just as crazy as Ben and Fiona, here is Ben Folds covering Dr. DRE. Enjoy.)
The Zolas will be at The Vogue, December 18th. See you there.
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www.umfm.com (Winnipeg’s Hit Free Radio, Tuesdays @8am)