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by The Zou

Pop Music, for Artsy Bastards. Just like you. Creative, innovative, energetic indie-rock. "RIYL - Modest Mouse, Jesus Christ Superstar and the Who" Mammoth Press Magazine
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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1. They Don't Make Them (Like They Used To)
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2. The International Department of Cute
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3. Forget My Name
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4. When the Ink Dries
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5. 01/01 (New Year's Day)
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6. Lovely Flower in Your Pretty Red Hair
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7. For a While
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8. Everyone's Fault but Mine
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9. A Rose in Mason Jar
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Album Notes
The house lights dim, the curtain parts, and THE ZOU appears center stage…

Emerging from Youngstown, Ohio; Nouveau Rock band THE ZOU has been a prominent and influential voice as a recording and touring act all over North America. The band has performed over 350 shows in such respected venues as:

The Bitter End and The Hard Rock Cafe - New York, NY
Crane’s Tavern - Hollywood, CA
Tasty World - Athens, GA
The House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
The Monte Vista Hotel - Flagstaff, AZ
The New World Brewery - Tampa, FL
Herman’s Hideaway - Denver, CO
Le Swimming - Montreal, QC
The Exit/In - Nashville, TN

THE ZOU has already completed four successful tours in 2008. In January, the band journeyed for two weeks on “The PineBox E.P Tour” that took them as far west as Los Angeles, CA. They ventured out again in March on their “Spring Tour” which took them to college campuses throughout the south hitting cities like Athens, GA; Chapel Hill, NC; & Tampa, FL.

THE ZOU draws from an eclectic source of influences. National reviewers have drawn comparisons to The Who, Jesus Christ Superstar, Tom Waits, Murder by Death, & Modest Mouse. Their latest five song release, THE PINEBOX EP features well crafted songs from soul-pop anthems like "LMNOP", to more avant-garde, thought provoking tunes like the title track, and "Nothing Beats a Hanging". From the first chord struck, THE ZOU does more than entertain - they exude an amiable "artsyness". They harmonize over crackling 60's tube amps, vintage keyboards, smooth McCartnian bass lines, and catchy, primitive drum breaks.

The music is intelligent, well crafted, electrifying rock & roll. …the crowd is on their feet.and the show is just beginning

Line-up & Instrumentation:

Khaled - Lead Vocals, Guitar, Rhodes, Synth, B3 organ

Rob - Vocals, Lead Guitar

Murad - Vocals, Bass

Dean - Drums, Percussion

here's what some people are saying about the zou...

”The Pinebox EP is full of driving indie rock that sounds like it was written after a binge of booze and 70’s rock opera’s like Jesus Christ Superstar or The Who’s Tommy.”
– John-Michael Bond (Mammoth Press)

“The Zou is a must-have for the bitter pessimists of the Heartland states.”
Brittany Brown – (Suite 101 Magazine)

“Tabbara makes you feel the pain of past relationships in a way few songwriters are able.”
- Katie Libecco (

“Pop Music. For Artsy F*%kers. Music for Snobs and Slobs alike.”
- Simon McCormack (The Albuquerque Alibi)

“I think if The Zou keeps up with this trend they will be a band that is influencing younger bands all over.”
- Abraham White (

“The Pinebox EP implements warm distortion and Built to Spill-sized guitar antics.”
-Michael T. (Planet Pluto)

“I like very much The Zou”
- (Power Pop Magazine - Russia)

“The change in the crowd after The Zou took the stage was amazing. . . Cedar’s transformed from a typical downtown bar to a hip, underground night club with a lively dance floor.”
- Sarah Poulton (LIVE REVIEW)

“The Pinebox EP catches The Zou at their best. Complex melodies, witty lyrics and dramatic passion. Excellent songs with a powerful delivery”
-James Anthony (CD

“The Zou's songwriting abilities and studio alchemy is at it's finest since the band formed.”
-J. Rafidi (The Walrus Magazine)

“It's an album that seems to get better with each listen.”
-Nick Geidner (

"The Zou . . . write incredible songs.”
-Pete Drivere of the Dead Boys/Infidels (Pulse Magazine)

"A Supergroup that does not stick to any formula."
-Kelly Walsh (The Jambar)

Band Contact

Khaled... 330.519.9684


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