Monday, March 1, 2010
Who's Zombie Season?
With a band name that fits perfectly with the current media obsession with all things monster/gothic, Zombie Season initially appear to be estranged cousins (no pun intended) of Vampire Weekend. However, while VW provide warm hooks that can get any party started, Zombie Season provides songs that, while poppy, offer perhaps a relationship longer than simply a fun weekend--an entire season perhaps?
Enough of that metaphor, what shocks me is that this band is still unsigned and under the radar. Their post-punk, semi lo-fi pop sound reminds me a lot of bands like The Pains of Being Pure at Heart that are being gushed over currently. The members of the band are all in their 30s (or close to it), and they seem like they might be past the point of searching for fame. Instead, these subdued Minneapolis musicians may just enjoy making music and playing around with fun topics like Zombies and love.
Zombie Season - Film Students