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Detroit’s own Zoobelly—a musical project that fuses guitar rock with a healthy dose of electronic elements, along with quirky dark undertones that promises complete entertainment and downright eclectic energy. With a rare comparison to one of the most eclectic indie outfits, of Montreal, for their attention to detail in creating an equally unique visual to compliment their music, Zoobelly’s music creates a full palette of sensory stimulation.
Zoobelly was created in 2007 by Emy & Jovey who had met in Art school in Detroit, and is self-classified as a music and art project. Prior to living in Detroit, Emy was born and raised in the Transylvania region of Romania. After escaping the clutches of communism his family emigrated to Cleveland when Emy was 6 years old. Perhaps it was this diverse upbringing that inspired Emy’s unique approach to writing songs for Zoobelly, but whatever it was, his collaboration with Jovey soon caught the attention of some of the world’s most amazing artists, who all leant their talents to the creation of the Zoobelly sound. Musicians such as Josh Freese of Nine Inch Nails and A Perfect Circle can be heard thrashing around on the drums. Tony Green, who has worked with Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg, as well as one of the world’s most famous funk gods, George Clinton, holds down the bass with unmatched authority. Jonathan Visger of Absofacto, Mason Proper & Hollow & Akimbo has contributed programming and production aspects making the music of Zoobelly stand out from the rest of the unique and abstract indie artists of today.
The debut double album, The Kind Killer & his Weeping Widows, is set for a highly anticipated upcoming release in the near future, and contains high-energy songs chock full of playful agendas. Songs such as “Turn Me On,” “Your Picture,” "Gentle Bullet", and the stand-out track “Betty” adhere to the all encompassing and most loved rock elements that make Zoobelly who they are. This unique compilation of musicians has created a blend of powerful music that can be enjoyed by any music fan, and just wait until you see their live show, which promises to be a true interactive hootenanny setting between artist and audience.
Zoobelly’s nature is a unique one, offering music listeners an opportunity to engage in a highly collaborative work of music and art. Their music is ready for placement in high energy movie scenes & trailers, TV shows or Video games.
By: Andy Gesner