Zookeeper Online

Find It!
Classic Search
Recent Album Reviews
A-File
DJ Zone!
Playlists by Date
Airplay Charts
Contact KZSU Music
 
login  (help)
Tambo Rays, The / Recharge
Album:Recharge Collection:General
Artist:Tambo Rays, The Added:08/2017
Label:Oim Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2017-08-26 Pull Date:2017-10-28 
Week Ending:17 Sep10 Sep3 Sep27 Aug
Airplays:2241

Recent Airplay
1.Fri, 15 Sep:Francis D
KZSU Time Traveler
4.Thu, 07 Sep:Jon Cousins
Totally A
2.Thu, 14 Sep:Jon Cousins
Totally A
5.Fri, 01 Sep:DJ Postnatal
I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants
3.Fri, 08 Sep:Francis D
KZSU Time Traveler
6.Fri, 01 Sep:Francis D
KZSU Time Traveler

Album Review
Francis D
Reviewed 2017-08-24 
“Recharge” The Tambo Rays
Oakland’s Tambo Rays return with an upbeat, danceable synth-pop-rock EP, their sophomore effort after a five-year hiatus. The five songs feature catchy melodies, snappy rhythms and lush arrangements — with lyrics that deal with life’s trials and tribulations (the father of brother and sister co-founders, Brian and Sara DaMert, died in 2015) — yet with surprisingly positive messages. Lots of energy in these tunes! RIYL: Blondie, Grimes, Bikini Kills.
— Francis

Recommended: 1, 3 or 4.

1. (3:23) Yes and No – Sunny synth-pop-rock with a fun, punky, girl-band kind of attitude. Crisp drumming. Late 70s, early 80s feeling. ****
2. (3:38) Always Down – Bright, bouncy high-energy romp with glistening synths and a propulsive rhythm.
3. (4:36) Wrong Turn – Mid-tempo, smooth and slinky. Full arrangement with wavy synth strings and solid drumming. An anthem feeling. ****
4. (3:02) Nothing to Lose – Another punky-pop-rock number that explodes with intricate interplay between sharp guitars and sparkling synths — plus nice backing vocals. Electronic synth-based rhythm harkens back to Michael Sembello-like dance-pop. ****
5. (3:52) Get It Right Now – Synth-pop-rock with more of a stop ‘n’ go rhythm and lots of dynamic changes. Lyrics say, “To find your love, it does take time/To fall in love, it does take time.”

Track Listing
1.Yes And No 3.Wrong Turn
2.Always Down 4.Nothing To Lose
 5.Get It Right Now