Masterfully linking together art-rock and a unique shape of sophisticated pop, Zoos of Berlin would seem to be outsiders in their hometown of Detroit; a city known for it's tough industrial grime that bore garage rock and Blade-Runner inspired techno. While the make up their elegant sound is hard to place, Zoos of Berlin is easy on the ears. Luring you in with leftfield harmonies and an almost jazz-like musical expressiveness, their songs unfold with surprises when lysergic tales meet the space-age pop of Scott Walker and Roxy Music. Seamlessly combining disparate elements of glam, punk, krautrock, AM-radio pop, (whatever the vibe calls for) with futuristic arrangements, Zoos of Berlin have emerged as one of Detroit's more forward-thinking (and remarkably accessible) musical outfits. Zoos of Berlin are currently working on a new LP for Time No Place, stay tuned.
Zoos of Berlin
They play with pop and jazz elements as components for a steadily cool groove and could very well have hit on the next sound of the century…
A cosmopolitan pop sophistication hearkening back to some of rock’smost famous expatriate Berliners, David Bowie and Brian Eno — and those two are no jelly doughnuts.
Not completely pop, not completely noise experimentation, it is, at its heart, a swath of indie-punk shred, gossamer baroque pop stateliness, expressive jazz penchants, and goosebump-inducing production.