For fans of: Native, Leer and Alta.
ZOO BOOKS play an awesome mix of jazzy, math-rock mixed with strained vocals and some heavier screamo parts. Considering this is a demo, a few exceptions can be made for mediocre transitions and vocals that tend to be lacking force and that also suffer from Native's monotonous tones at times - because as a cohesive whole this shows hella promise. Plus, this was recorded in their basement. The vocals are actually quite good at times, like at the end of "Why Not Scorpion?" Ruben delves into Animal Faces/Itto territory. The best thing going for the band is the bouncy guitar tapping ala Native, Alta, Dakota Dakota and bits of Greyscale. I'll be keeping an eye on these guys.