Will Yates (Zoos of Berlin) releasing new solo EP (listen to “Date Night”)
by Bill Pearis
Zoos of Berlin keyboardist/bassist Will Yates has a new solo EP, I Know the Feeling, coming out November 6 via his own The Leadership Circle imprint. It's five slices of instrumental synthesizer pop influenced by Ryuichi Sakamoto and videogame soundtracks. Cover art, above, was designed by Zoos' guitarist/vocalist Trevor Naud.
We've got the premiere on "Date Night" from the EP which has a little of that springy, arpeggiated buoyancy you find on Todd Teje records. Says Will, "This is what a good time sounds like to me: ecstatic prog pop house. Let's throw in some synth chords, a hammer, an overzealous bass player, and of course claps. Never give up on having the perfect date night." You can stream it below.
In other news, Zoos of Berlin are finishing up work on their third album. Stay tuned.