by Zouaves

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Soi Cowboi 05:56
Village girls beyond the shrouds There'll be a break beyond the clouds & a lovely light will filter through We'll finally live how we've always wanted to But… Everybody's lost their minds the Reeperbahn's done been gentrified Aquatic creatures congregating at the edge of town But Judgement's coming from in inside out 13 sisters all the same age "You know, you deserve a little bigger stage," But I shoulda left before the 14th came The excitement she inspired was more like pain… Thrust onto the cusp of the abyss Even horizon at the edge of her hips Why return where you won't be missed? But the hook was lodged too deep to resist My gilded prospects are clearing out The water's not recognizing sacred ground Provocation of the heavens gonna bring down the rain Reengineered to never recognize disdain Come on down… "Plug your finger in this hole till I'm back," The dykes'll hold they've only started to crack— Banking on the fear of being left alone The power keeps transferring down below Come on down Hoi polloi Red light eyes Soi Cowboi Come on down Ahoy ahoi The heavens cry for Soi Cowboi (Breeden)
Trubaird 03:33
Trubaird! You sail the Seven Seas Lifted by an ocean breeze They know what you're looking for, there's keys under the ground Buried with a big black “X” and palm trees all around Trubaird! The heart calls from afar Your cutty is a model in a jar You produce a ghastly roar that swells up from the floor A twitching smile and crooked spine your tattered flag does soar [Trubaird you're in danger There's steam upon the bow Now Trubaird you're of mountain With fire in the clouds - With fire in the clouds] Trubaird the rope's around your neck With tears on her cheek a personal shipwreck All your maps have lied to you your cannons are all gone A steady whirl has cracked your skin and peeled apart the dawn. (Coberly)
Don't Let It 04:27
Don't let it in Don't let it on Don't let it out I'm getting ready, holding steady gonna push on through no matter what you do Don't let it show Don't let it go Don't let it out I see it coming but i'm not running gonna push on through no matter what you do (Johanne, Breeden)
Wear It Thin 04:32
Lead dents in the signs There's ruts in the lines Holes in my story Cuts in your lies Holes in the holes through the slits of your eyes Why don't you wanna love me Gone & tossed us aside Holes in my pockets Worn out shoes Leaks in the walls Bills that are due Two punctured tires Theories ensue Don't nobody care When you're riddled through & through & through Push your dreams away Sell 'em for a song Don't go chasing what's already gone Now there's cracks in the light All direction lost Nothing but nothing is getting across There's a rift in the night Above an absence of ground Theories accrue & rumors they get around (Breeden)
Stand Up 04:30
Stand up & be my all stand up & be it all you loose it all, when you chose it all Get out & be my guest we loose it all when we choose it all We'll still be here after they close Open up don't be afraid I know a way if you really can't stay To get lost in whirl I know the way if you really can't stay We'll still be here after they close Let's get rich to fill this void I'll get rich so be my girl we had it all, behind a wall Let go, but stay real close we had it all now we're ready for the fall We'll still be here after they close Stand up, get lost, stand up, let go (Johanne, Breeden)
Roan 04:37
Power pushes the turbine Looks like I'm back on line I'm not going anywhere without my horse - If I can fit through this war Steel misery Bloody stitching coming off my bones - My saddle holds only stones New frontier forming in me [No more sitting in the sun - On the range - life sustained No more sitting in the sun - On the range - life sustained Mined ores pump through my veins] Power pushes the turbine Looks like I'm back on line I'm not going anywhere... Smoke rings halt the progress Guy lines pull and digest I've lost touch with anything too close—They've only captured a ghost Climb a mountain, from the gap there Bluff looks at a town bare Highway signs cover up old scenes—Fuel lining a stream [Concrete sticking to my feet - banner day, time is frayed Congregation flooding out—they all got needs, electric schemes No more sitting in the sun—on the range, clouds are stained Oh lord, it's happening again] Get shot at the last stand Get taught by a mad man Power pushes the turbine Looks like I'm back on line I'm not going anywhere without my horse—If I can fit through this war That's where you'll find me (Coberly, Breeden)
Welder 05:29
Watch your hands around that crazy carpenter Close your eyes around that one-eyed welder Looks like I’m in love again Mix your pain with distain as you sit inside your den Have a glass of cement as your room begins to spin Looks like I’m in love again Crush your bones in the door as the air is growing thin Keep your nose in the rose while the bees produce their sin Looks like I'm in love Watch your hands around that crazy carpenter Close your eyes around that one-eyed welder (Coberly)
Ghostrider 05:57
Everything was better before With a little more suffering & a lot less show Extra-judicial, fill in the interstitial & no one's getting out of war Leave me aloof but don't leave me with these mindless fools Little earthling go away Come back another day We'll put you in the oven & eat your skin The castic sure thing As all the experts say Fulflilling our predictions Living in sin Little birdy go your way We've filled the river up with clay to gather up light to entertain our honored friend Raze the sky out from the rust Smash the rock right into dust Obscuring the horizon to preserve the splintered wind Ghost rider beyond the pale tooth & nail (Breeden, Coberly)


..the art-scorched inferno of Zouaves' new album, Hydracast, offers something proggier, grimmer, darker...Hydracast kicks off with "Soi Cowboi," a demonic invitational that sets the stage for tracks like the ferocious "Wear It Thin" and the shadowy, lurking blues-fungus of "Welder." Elsewhere, the triumphantly catchy "Trubaird" (sung by drummer Andre Coberly) lets some sunlight in through the cobwebs, and "Stand Up" and "Don't Let It" (both sung by bassist Sara Johanne) are high-powered steamrollers that build momentum with surprising nimbleness. Ned Lannamann, The Mercury

"...one of the most individual, interesting, and downright enjoyable records to come out of Portland in a while." -Ned Lannamann, The Mercury

"Zouaves make fucking good music, and Hydracast, the band’s second album, is a fucking good album." -Get it on vinyl

"A mi-chemin entre le rock et le blues garage, la pop psychédélique et le punk rock britannique, ZOUAVES brouille les cartes pour mieux surprendre." -Kaput Brain Webzine

Digital version includes bonus track, a cover of 'Comin' Home Baby' popularized by Mel Tormé.


released July 29, 2014

J Breeden - vocals, guitars
Andre Coberly - vocals, drums
Sara Johanne - vocals, bass
Chris Vallerga - guitars

Additional vocals on 1 & 9: Mae Starr, Catherine Odell

Recorded and mixed at Type Foundry by Cory Gray and Jason Breeden
Mastered at Sky Onion by Gus Elg


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