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]