This past April, the alternative rock band Zoé released their new album, Sonidos De Karmática Resonancia (Karmatic Resonance Sounds) and I immediately downloaded the album for a listen. Not because I am a huge fan of the band but because they produce great music.
I don’t even think I have a love/hate relationship with the band. Zoé is my place filler between great songs on my iPod and playlists. Their music has become a lot calmer since the beginning infancy stages of the band. In 2003, I noticed the band with rock hits like “Rocanlover” but over the years, Zoé’s music has mellowed out. Maybe this is why I always sit on the fence when I think of the band. Nothing stands out for me.
Yet, I like everything I hear when it comes to Zoé. The new album Sonidos De Karmática Resonancia has captured me from the first song. Then the second song, which I think is one of the best of this new production. The album was produced by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, The National and Arctic Monkeys). The band’s frontman, León Larregui has gone on to say this is one of the band’s best albums.
Maybe I agree, and maybe I don’t. It’s hard to say since I have not honestly sat down to compare the band’s entire discography. There is a certain melancholy about the music; this seems to be a lot of the pop music of today. It’s slower, more down-to-earth, and is just solid good music without having to be over-produced.
The band will embark on a US tour starting in August. As the world comes back from the pandemic lock-downs, fans are ready to get back to concerts. The tentative dates are:
8/18 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
8/19 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
8/21 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
8/28 – Boston, MA – Big Night Live
8/29 – New York, NY – Kings Theatre
8/31 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
9/1 – Washington, DC – The Fillmore
9/3 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
9/4 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
9/7 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
9/9 – Miami, FL – The Fillmore Miami Beach
9/21 – Dallas, TX – Toyota Music Factory
9/23 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
9/24 – McAllen, TX – McAllen Performing Arts
9/25 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater
9/28 – El Paso, TX – Plaza Theatre
9/29 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
10/1 – San Diego, CA – SOMA
10/2 – Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
10/3 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theater
10/5 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
10/7 – San Jose, CA – San Jose Civic
10/9 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
10/10 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
10/13 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
10/14 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues