Singles Deluxe EP - Singles Deluxe Ep
Zulu Pearls
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Zulu Pearls: Singles Deluxe


Zulu Pearls' Singles Deluxe is here. Five more cuts of modern classic sounds to remind you that craft and songwriting are still relevant, Rock & Roll bands still exist, and that good ones will always cut through the white noise.


In 2009, Zulu Pearls began the seemingly insurmountable task of being a guitar based band in the middle of Berlin, a city dominated by minimal beats and house piano. Five years on, with 2012's No Heroes No Honeymoons LP under their belt, their resolve to stay the course has yielded some fine results in this fresh collection of singles.


Instantly familiar, but hard to pin down, Singles Deluxe is a clear continuation of trajectory from Zulu Pearls' first LP No Heroes No Honeymoons towards the bands' unique brand of cosmopolitain pop, rock and soul. Singles Deluxe gives a glimpse into primary songwriter and Washington, D.C. native Zach Van Hoozer's broadening scope of songwriting and sincere wit; deftly tipping it's hat to retro sensibilities without succumbing to fetishism.


Comprised of recording session B­sides too good to be discarded, the songs range from power pop anthems, soul­inflected reflections on lost love, full on R&B come­ons and faux philosophical grooves. Tracks on Singles Deluxe were completed loosely over time on both sides of the Atlantic while compiling songs for Zulu Pearls' second full length with sessions in the US overseen by producer Nick Anderson in Arlington, VA's venerable Inner Ear/Bastille Studios and the rest by Van Hoozer himself, in various living rooms and practice spaces throughout Berlin. Mixed down to tape at Berlin's boutique, 100% analog Vox Ton Studios by Francesco Donadello (Efterklang­Piramida) and mastered by Grammy nominated engineer Joe Laporta, the extra level of craft is immediately apparent in both the sound and the songwriting.


On top of the five original tracks on display, Singles Deluxe boasts exclusive remixes from a wide range of co­conspirators, artists and producers, including the likes of drifters Dirty Beaches (Montreal, CA) and Sapphire Slows (Tokyo, JP), weirdo­pop producer Young Marco (Amsterdam, NL) and Gothenburg, Sweden's native son, Svart Express. Alongside Van Hoozer, Zulu Pearls' live line­up remains an ever changing constellation of international vagabonds, currently representing the Netherlands, Spain and England and of course the United States. Since the release of their debut LP, Zulu Pearls have visited NYC's CMJ festival, been to London for their first run of UK shows, played the main stage of Copenhagen's Trailerpark Festival, toured Germany with Jacco Gardner and the Delta Riggs and as support, impressed the audiences of Mac Demarco, The Smith Westerns, Ducktails, Cults, The Veils, Reptile Youth, The Big Pink and The Twilight Singers to name a few.


Singles Deluxe sees release this summer via Cantora Records (NYC), Serve & Volley (Berlin) and Label Fandango (London).


"A melody that is sure to make you bob your head, and lyrics that will leave you questioning everything you do." ­ Filter


"A base of frills­less garage rock is embellished by punk­meets­southern­rock vocals, some arena rock­quality guitar licks, and the hum and echo of


random electronics." ­ Consequence of Sound


"Reserve your seat on the Zulu Pearls bandwagon now, and you can be that among the first to decry them when they blow up." ­ My Old Kentucky Blog

Nuances -
Nuances
Softer Still
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Turtle Bay -
Turtle Bay
Softer Still
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409 -
409
Habitats
Vinyl: £19.99
MP3: £5.99

Flyway -
Flyway
Graceland
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Bravado -
Bravado
Habitats
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Helium -
Helium
Chris Hornsby
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Clubhouse -
Clubhouse
Habitats
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Bliss -
Bliss
Softer Still
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New Age -
New Age
Softer Still
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WILD ESCAPE -
Wild Escape
The Traps
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Jungles EP -
Jungles Ep
Habitats
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CD: £2.49

Boogie Waltzer -
Boogie Waltzer
Habitats
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KNIFE -
Knife
White Giant
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Car Deborah -
Car Deborah
Seazoo
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North Coast -
North Coast
Huskies
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Panda Pains -
Panda Pains
Seazoo
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Peace of Mind -
Peace Of Mind
Habitats
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Lightweight -
Lightweight
Zulu Pearls
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Feel Safe -
Feel Safe
Albert Gold
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Diamond Days -
Diamond Days
Habitats
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Milk & Honey -
Milk & Honey
Felt Tip
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Roundabout -
Roundabout
The Starkins
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Love Or Pity -
Love Or Pity
Felt Tip
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Lost Army -
Lost Army
Delooze
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Sweden -
Sweden
The Machine Room
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Medicines -
Medicines
Ed Zealous
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Aching Bones EP -
Aching Bones Ep
Nadine Shah
Vinyl: £5.99
MP3: £4.74

Welfare State
Welfare State" / "sovereign
Ultrasound
Vinyl: £5.99
MP3: £1.58

Teenage Sky
Teenage Sky" / "eighteen (acoustic)
Town
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Actions
Actions" / "circles
Films Of Colour
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'Whole Town's Heart' -
'whole Town's Heart'
Redtrack
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CD: £9.99

World's End / Devil's Son -
World's End / Devil's Son
Lupen Crook
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MP3: £1.58

Better / Suitcase -
Better / Suitcase
Rob The Rich
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Home -
Home
Ardentjohn
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Bleed Victoria -
Bleed Victoria
Sketches
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Bright Lights / Got A Lover -
Bright Lights / Got A Lover
Capital
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Speak To Me Bones -
Speak To Me Bones
Land Of Talk
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Johnny Negro / Ctrl Alt Delete -
Johnny Negro / Ctrl Alt Delete
Quad Riot
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Games / Wild Birds / Valentine -
Games / Wild Birds / Valentine
The Moths!
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This Town / Grow Your Own -
This Town / Grow Your Own
The On Offs
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