Zouj – Metal
Metal EP feels like veering off the rainbow track in Mario Kart and suddenly glitching into the creepy mansion route. Wry synthetic sounds break out of the traditional song structure of pop, carving their own paths, yet ultimately never straying from catchiness. "I think the music doesn't want to be pop. Or it does want to be." Zouj's world is surreal and glitchy, experimental and glow- ing like a screen. Catchy and challenging. And, above all, fun as hell.