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The new album from Zebra Tracks, Collective Guilt, drops this week via Limited Fanfare Records. You can stream it here:

Stream new album “Collective Guilt” exclusively @ AOL’s Spinner.com.

The band will be doing a European tour in support of the record. Dates will be announced soon. In the meantime, check out their video for “Bicycles” below:

Watch the beautifully shot video for new single “Bicycles” (directed and edited by Dimitris Sylvestros) here. - Spinner


This could grow somewhat habit forming. A generous application of Cassini Mission Saturn photos (note the moon, a Tethys or a Rhea or some such, slinking around the planet’s southern pole like a guilty urchin – or astral fluff on the camera lens), soundtracked by the expansive reach of a shoegaze record (headphones, jarring volume). It’s the opportunity to turn off that wretched mind coil – the part of the brain that pumps out constant thought and those obsidious, palsied diatribes (notes passim) to leave – when the wind drops – space in which to feel the sound. In other words: something to act as a reminder; there’s more to life than words (or my case, also more than pretending to be an owl, or throwing seductive shapes in the liquor store queue).

There’s not too much more than music, however.

Below the words: ‘Bicycles’ by Zebra Tracks. Something that shimmers darkly. The type of record that requires a degree of divination before the lyrics begin to softly permeate. Also the type of band it’s not too easy to find too much about (shoegaze from Greece – what’s not to love? Well, perhaps only the paucity of non-Greek interweb text concerning the band. Does anyone have anything to add, beyond the same hundred words of generic rhubarb I keep encountering?).

But that’s a small gripe; I particularly dig the bass guitar on this. Something to anchor the swirlier elements; orbital resonance, if you like your music references Saturnian and your author lying on the floorboards after his second bottle of wine, listening, listening…

Zebra Tracks / Bicycles - lazer guided melody


Zebra Tracks make something fierce with face ripping rock that would probably be our best friend too if we were living through the turmoil of life in Greece nowadays. “We Found A Reason…” is something poetic to a decades (ages) old type statement. - blahblahblahscience


Non solo Sirtaki dalla Grecia.

Zebra Tracks sono una band indie da Atene, Grecia, composta da chitarra, basso, batteria. Il quartetto dinamicamente mescola i suoni post punk e shoegaze dandoci mostra del loro tiro proprio in quest’ultimo singolo “We Found A Reason to Live and We Called it God”.

La band ha trascorso più di tre anni a suonare dal vivo in giro per la Grecia e l’Europa accanto a band internazionali come Placebo, Faith No More, Unkle, Yeasayer, Kaiser Chiefs, the Levellers, Long Blondes, Good Shoes, Television Personalities, the Chap ecc
Nel loro ultimo lavoro in studio gli Zebra Tracks includono i due singoli “Isabelle Creeps” e “Bicycles”, con suoni che risentono della recente crisi in Grecia e l’esplosione sociale che ne seguì, e nei primi mesi del 2012, sono stati inclusi nel nuovo lavoro “Collective Guilt”. - RadioNation Italy


Zebra Tracks, combo di Atene tra post punk e shoegaze, diffondono in rete il nuovo video tratto dall’imminente full lenght dal titolo politicamente emblematico “collective Guilt” che Fanfare Limited Records pubblicherà il prossimo 3 luglio 2012. We Found a reason to live and we called it god, è il titolo del singolo per il quale Stathis Mourdoukoutas, ottimo regista Greco di videoclip , ha realizzato il nuovo video della band.
Il primo album degli Zebra Tracks, “A family picture from…Zebra Tracks” risale al 2009 dopo una serie di singoli e di Ep pubblicati sin dal 2006. La band ha suonato in Grecia e in Europa insieme a band come Placebo, Faith No More, Unkle, Yeasayer, Kaiser Chiefs, the Levellers, Long Blondes, Good Shoes, Television Personalities, the Chap.
Dall’imminente “Collective Guilt” gli Zebra Trakcs hanno già publicato due singoli digitali nel 2011 (Isabelle Creeps e Bicycles) cha hanno ottenuto un ottimo consenso attraverso la rete e la blogosfera internazionale. - indie-eye.it


Zebra Tracks is a dynamic indie-rock quartet from Athens, Greece that uses guitar, bass, drums and two mouths to blend the sounds of post-punk and shoegaze-pop with banned police chemicals and a havoc-wreaking stage show. Zebra Tracks' debut 2006 double A-side single “Silicone Valley/Borealis Fallacia”(BuySomeRecords) was followed in '07 by their eponymous Zebra Tracks EP and the band's critically acclaimed 2009 debut full length, A family picture from... Zebra Tracks (Sonic Playground), and have spent their time between albums performing throughout Europe on the festival circuit alongside the likes of Placebo, The Dandy Warhols, Faith No More, Unkle, Yeasayer, Kaiser Chiefs, the Levellers, Long Blondes, Television Personalities and more...

Zebra Tracks’ latest studio work includes new singles “Isabelle Creeps” and “Bicycles” (and accompanying video – SEE BELOW), which were self-released digitally in late 2011 to blogs and critics around the world as a foray into their upcoming new LP, Collective Guilt, July 17th, 2012, digitally in North America via Miami, FL-based Limited Fanfare Records.

The new order in Greece, placed by world capital crises and the social explosion that has followed, has left the band more inspired and passionate to explore new musical paths on their latest release. From the wall-of-guitar, My Bloody Valentine-esque “Bicycles,” to the staccato dance stomp of “Party Is Over” and the soaring, thematic hard rock of “We Found A Reason To Live and We Called It God,” Zebra Tracks have made a fully pedigreed, complete rock album. - movementnews


Greek shoegaze outfit Zebra Tracks have posted two new music videos as they gear up for the release of their next album Collective Guilt on July 17, 2012. - Punk News


Tebra Tracks es un cuarteto de indie-rock de Atenas, Grecia que utiliza la guitarra, bajo, batería y dos bocas para mezclar sonidos post-punk y el shoegaze-pop.

Tebra Tracks debuto en el 2006 con su double A-side single ?Silicone Valley/Borealis Fallacia? (BuySomeRecords) fue seguido en el ’07 por su homónimo EP con canciones de Tebra Tracks y debuto en 2009 con EP completo A family picture from… Zebra Tracks producido por (Sonic Playground) , han pasado este tiempo entre álbumes y conciertos por toda Europa en festivales junto a figuras como Placebo, The Dandy Warhols, Faith No More, Unkle, Yeasayer, Kaiser Chiefs, Long Blondes, Television Personalities y más …

Zebra Tracks trae su último trabajo de estudio Collective Guilt este incluye Isabelle Creeps? and ?Bicycles , que se auto-lanzado digitalmente a finales de 2011 a los blogs y los críticos de todo el mundo como una entrada a su LP próximo, Collective Guilt, saldrá digital el 17 de julio de 2012. - Best Festivals


This is most fun and energetic “shoegaze” act that I’ve ever come across. American listeners might compare the Greek band Zebra Tracks to Boston-based stoner-rock/pop outfit Junius. This video looks great and their whole album, titled Collective Guilt, is a great listen. Although the album doesn’t come out until July 17th, you can give the whole thing a listen at: http://soundcloud.com/limitedfanfare/sets/zebra-tracks-collective-guilt - Ears Open Taste Intact


Zebra Tracks have just completed “Bicycles,” a video off their upcoming release Collective Guilt.

The music in this song marries the metal edge of distorted post-rock with the softness of reverberated, English influenced vocals. That serves as the foundation of the elements in this video that may forever go without explanation.

“Bicycles” celebrates the female form with there being no loss of legs and tale. Tastefully done, the femininity is looked at from the perspective of a photographer capturing motion pictures at various locations such as a lake, a home, a swimming pool, a gymnastics felicity, and other places where seeing a woman scantily clad would be natural. Far from a skin flick, the undertone of this video carries an air of darkness and sadness.

This isn’t a video to be sought after for answers, rather, it’s moments in time. - SSGMUSIC



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Zebra Tracks is a dynamic indie-rock quartet from Athens, Greece that uses guitar, bass, drums and two mouths to blend the sounds of post-punk and shoegaze-pop with banned police chemicals and a havoc-wreaking stage show. Zebra Tracks' debut 2006 double A-side single 'Silicone Valley/Borealis Fallacia' (BuySomeRecords) was followed in '07 by their eponymous Zebra Tracks EP and the band's critically acclaimed 2009 debut full length, A family picture from... Zebra Tracks (Sonic Playground), and have spent their time between albums performing throughout Europe on the festival circuit alongside the likes of Placebo, The Dandy Warhols, Faith No More, Unkle, Yeasayer, Kaiser Chiefs, the Levellers, Long Blondes, Television Personalities and more...

Zebra Tracks’ latest studio work includes new singles 'Isabelle Creeps' and 'Bicycles' (and accompanying video – SEE BELOW), which were self-released digitally in late 2011 to blogs and critics around the world as a foray into their upcoming new LP, Collective Guilt, July 17th, 2012, digitally in North America via Miami, FL-based Limited Fanfare Records.
Read more at http://hangout.altsounds.com/news/150469-zebra-tracks-stream-album-collective-guilt.html#cl7p18O72Xqo2F44.99

The new order in Greece, placed by world capital crises and the social explosion that has followed, has left the band more inspired and passionate to explore new musical paths on their latest release. From the wall-of-guitar, My Bloody Valentine-esque 'Bicycles,' to the staccato dance stomp of 'Party Is Over' and the soaring, thematic hard rock of 'We Found A Reason To Live and We Called It God,' Zebra Tracks have made a fully pedigreed, complete rock album.

Collective Guilt track list:
1. Vampires and Ghouls
2. Isabelle Creeps
3. A Moment of Life
4. Party Is Over
5. Bicycles (Video)
6. We Found A Reason to Live and We Called It God (Video)
7. Freakshow
8. Murdered Suicide
9. Natalia Please Go Die

Upcoming European Tour Dates Coming Soon!
Read more at http://hangout.altsounds.com/news/150469-zebra-tracks-stream-album-collective-guilt.html#cl7p18O72Xqo2F44.99
- AltSounds


A dispetto dell’intro sabbathiano e palesemente anni ’70 di Vampires and Ghouls, gli Zebra Tracks si ispirano più che altro ai turbamenti ed ai rovesci metereologici del decennio successivo. L’ascolto di Collective Guilts, secondo album della band di Atene dopo l’esordio del 2009, si fa infatti ascoltare con piacere e con una certa lussuria, specie quando iniziano a grandinare schegge di post punk da Isabelle Creeps in poi. L’ossessività prende il sopravvento e così anche le atmosfere dark, molto presenti nelle sonorità che scivolano via a causa dell’asfalto bagnato. Per avere una presa più ferma sul terreno non resta altro che affidarci alle duplici soluzioni vocali a disposizione della band. Così come agli ottimi arrangiamenti di buona parte dell’album. Vedi l’urgenza di A Moment of Life e di We Found a Reason to Live and We called it God: quest’ultima è una tirata di intensità pazzesca che gioca spesso di sponda con l’industrial. Il quartetto non disdegna lanciarsi nel dance floor aumentando il ritmo come in Party is over con buoni risultati nonostante la rincorsa per raggiungere la pista da ballo sia alquanto affannata; va senz’altro meglio con le sensazioni eighties di Freakshow, magistralmente eseguita ed in bilico tra l’indie inglese attuale di gente come i Kaiser Chiefs (influenze ancora più palesi nella finale Natalia Please Go Die) ed i verticismi inarrivabili dei Placebo. L’oscurità si appropria di buona parte dell’ambientazione rumorosa di Bicycles, pervasa da un assolutismo sonoro di ottima fattura e coadiuvato dall’uso di tasti che donano una certa elettricità degna dell’artwork. Mentre i continui sorpassi delle note in Murdered Suicide risultano più che appropriati per dare un giudizio positivo agli Zebra Tracks. Ma non vi aspettate voti, mica siamo un’agenzia di rating.

Label: Fanfare Limited Records
Anno: 2012

Tracklist

1. Vampires and Ghouls
2. Isabelle Creeps
3. A Moment of Life
4. Party is Over
5. Bycicles
6. We Found a Reason to Live and We Called it God
7. Freakshow
8. Murdered Suicide
9. Natalia Please Go Die - Music Zoom


Zebra Tracks May Be a Bunch of Greeks, But They Definitely Dig KC and the Sunshine Band and Surfer Blood

It's not like everyday that a Miami-based, indie record label puts out music by a Greek band. No, not a frat guy band, but one actually from Greece. Owner and Broward native, Brian Kurtz of Limited Fanfare records stepped outside of tri-county lines, and into a Mediterranean shoegaze space with Zebra Tracks.

"Zebra Tracks are the first band on the label who weren't friends or friends of friends that I decided to put out music for," Kurtz admits. "The band's manager, Stratos, blindly sent me their record, which wasn't fully finished at that point, and simply put, I fell in love!" And a beautiful marriage has resulted from this musical romance. These talented Athenians just released their very listenable and rocking sophomore LP Collective Guilt on Kurtz' label.

Turns out Zebra Tracks is also a little in love, but with music from South Florida. "Many times we have listened to Poison the Well during our tours in the van and we also dig the new Miami bands like Surfer Blood and the Jacuzzi Boys," the band says, "but without KC there is no party time, man! All time classic grooves!"

Kurtz describes their sound, "Imagine eating a European smorgasbord of My Bloody Valentine, Bloc Party, and Muse," adding, "Yum!" Their new video for "Bicycles" is pretty fun to watch, Greek babes in bathing suits, stuff like that, but not tacky.

Get Collective Guilt on iTunes, eMusic, Spotify, you name it. You can even download it on Amazon for $4.99. But you should get it at Limited Fanfare's webstore. - New Times Broward Palm Beach


Sarah Lewitinn "Ultragrrrl" one of the most Influential woman in recent music history (The Horrors/My Chemical Romance/The Killers/stellastarr*/Fall Out Boy/Thrice/ The Bravery) suggest ZEBRA TRACKS!!!!!! - sarah lewitinn "Ultragrrrl"


Zebra Tracks es un grupo de Grecia con una mezcla de géneros Indie / Postpunk / Rock. El tema de sencillo Bicycles / Isabelle Creeps desborda con su fuerte energía y constituye un paso interesante en su evolución de su sonido prometedor. De principio a fin, riffs vigorizantes y narrativos. - adentroyafuera


Zebra Tracks, ein Quintett aus Athen, erreichten meine Ohren via einer Promomailm in der sie mir ihre aktuelle Single «Isabelle Creeps» anpriesen. Nach vielen Jahren Sendepause hatte die Band nun neues Material geschrieben, auf dem ein eindeutiger Stilwechsel zu erkennen ist - früher ging es eher kratzig und grob zu Werke, heute herrscht eine größere Indiepop- und Shoegaze-Sensibilität, die zuweilen an britiche Bands der frühen 90er Jahre denken lässt. Als Sahnehäubchen gibt es diese Doppel-A-Single als frei verfügbaren MP3-Download! - coast-is-clear


Zebra Tracks collect their darkest impulses and put them on stark display. The single Bicycles / Isabelle Creeps brims with their vehement energy and constitutes an intriguing step in the evolution of their simple, yet oddly affecting, and certainly promising sound. A start-to-finish rush of invigorating riffs and pointed narratives that heightens with repeated exposure. A thrilling, incontrovertible evidence of their bright future. - TheGuardian


Discography

Singles/EPs:

“Silicone Valley/Borealis Fallacia”
double A-side single 2006
(BuySomeRecords)

“Zebra Tracks EP”
E.P. 2007
(self released)

Isabelle Creeps/Bicycles
(2011 Self-released)

Full Albums:

“A family picture from... Zebra Tracks”
L.P. 2009
(Sonic playground)

Catalog #: LFR-007
Format: Digital LP
Released: JULY 17th, 2012
"Collective Guilt" (Limited Fanfare Records)

Compilations:

Audiobook 2 - Postwave.gr (2007)
"Borealis Fallacia"

The Approaching Of The Hour (2007 Sonic Playground)
"Sparetime Soundtrack"

Velvet Tomorrow (2010 Velvet)
"Could You Be Dead?"

White Stripes Revisited! (2010 Sonik)

For The Record (2011 Vinyl Self-Released)

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Bio

Zebra Tracks is a dynamic indie rock quartet from Athens, Greece that uses guitar, bass, drums and two mouths to blend the sounds of post-punk and shoegaze pop with banned police chemicals and a havoc-wreaking stage show.

Zebra Tracks' debut 2006 double A-side single “Silicone Valley/Borealis Fallacia” (BuySomeRecords) was followed in '07 by their eponymous Zebra Tracks EP and the band's full length, critically-acclaimed 2009 debut LP, A family picture from…Zebra Tracks (Sonic Playground). The Zebras have performed live around Europe on the festival circuit, playing with the likes of Placebo, Faith No More, Unkle, Yeasayer, Kaiser Chiefs, the Levellers, Long Blondes, Good Shoes, Television Personalities, the Chap, Death in Vegas and many more...

Zebra Tracks’ latest studio work includes the singles “Isabelle Creeps” and “Bicycles”, which were self-released digitally in late 2011 to blogs and critics around the world as a foray to their brand new LP, Collective Guilt – which will be released in North America on July 17th, 2012 by Miami, FL independent label Limited Fanfare Records.

The new order in Greece that was placed by the world capital crisis and the social explosion that followed, have left the band more inspired and passionate to explore new musical paths on Collective Guilt. From the wall-of-guitar, My Bloody Valentine-esque “Bicycles,” to the staccato dance stomp of “Party Is Over” and the soaring, thematic hard rock of “We found a reason to live and we called it God,” Zebra Tracks have made a fully pedigreed, complete rock album.