Is there such a thing as "barnyard pop"? Check out the crazy fun "Zoobar" by emerging Brooklyn synth-pop duo Project Jenny, Project Jan. It is like an R-rated Disney animal cartoon filled with bartending hyenas, a lion bouncer, partying alligator ladies and boozing mosquitoes. Pretty hilarious and a lot more entertaining than that disappointing critter flick Evan Almighty. The track is taken from the group's upcoming debut "XOXOXOXOXO" that is out on August 14.
Project Jenny, Project Jan is the duo of vocalist Jeremy Haines and electronic wizz Sammy Rubin. The two met via common friends in college and coincidentally started to jam together one night and immediately hit if off. In 2005, the two released their first-titled EP that will be followed later this summer by their first full-length effort. The group will also be touring with Fujiya & Miyagi in July.
"Zoobar" is a genre-crossing and intoxicating concoction with its thumping bass, punchy electro beat and even a bluegrass banjo that is totally original. And Jeremy Haines' David Bryne-esque vocals add a frantic buzz to it. Listen and you might be "rocking until the Cock-a-doodle-do from the last call." Just for fun try to guess how many animals Haines mentions in the song. Full lyrics after the jump for the answer. (Thanks to Might Records for allowing me to share).
Download Project Jenny Project Jan "Zoobar" [MP3]
by Project Jenny, Project Jan
A place called the Barnyard is where everybody goes
all the animals in the bar, they never wear clothes.
You've got to watch out for the flamingos,
because they've got the bad shit here but everybody knows
You get your drinks from the hyenas
They got the works from the wine(ya) to saki-tinis
oh, but they're just a little dosed up with Roofies
all the alley cats chat, they're feeling kind of goofy because
The Ecstacy is impressing me.
The blind bat gets the best recipe.
You better see the water buffalo in the back
blowing lines off and alligator lady smoking crack.
I got stoned to the bone never wanted to come down
all the monkeys running wild acting like clowns.
They're spilling over beers, knocking people down
so the bouncer who's a lion runs the suckers out of town.
The whole place is bouncing up and down again,
but who cares? The cops are on the payroll, man
and everybody knows that the place is never closed
all the animals are partying even the mosquitos.
They drink blood full of alcohol!
They dance with the birds and have a ball yes, have a ball.
they don't stop rocking until the "Cock-a-doodle-do" from the last call
telling you the night is through.