Only a few weeks removed from their debut album's release, Zula is bringing their tour to an end. This Hopeful, an eccentric mix of masterful songwriting, features nine tracks bursting at the seams with ambition and stories to tell. Streaming below is a personal favorite of mine, “NRGZ.” Despite no redundancies amongst tracks, this track encompasses what Zula is all about. There are moments of pure mind-massaging tripped-out ambience, that only shake you back to reality by 90s-inspired new wave funk-pop that would give even the Talking Heads goosebumps. Translating their emotionally jarring and genre-twisting album into an epic and far out performance, Zula takes the stage this Friday in the final stop of their tour at Shea Stadium. They'll be joined by Brooklyn favorites Celestial Shore as well as Banned Books and Laser Background.
This Hopeful is out now on Inflated Records.