MP3 Premiere: Ex-Ishi Players Release "Sunset," Their First Single As Zhora

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Just a little more than two months after the announcement that vocalist Taylor Rea and guitarist Rob Bastien were leaving the adored area electronic act Ishi to start a project of their own, the twosome is ready to unveil their new sound.

Called Zhora, the group's sound picks up at a place not too far away from Ishi's. It's dancy stuff, as should've been expected; but whereas Ishi mined something of a house influence on its more dance-inducing numbers, Zhora's influence seems to be culled from more of an indie sphere. But that's not to say that the band's sound is formulaic. Not at all.

Listening to "Sunset," the very first Zhora single, influences as varied as LCD Soundsystem and Goldfrapp jump out. But, to hear the band members themselves describe it, their influence on this particular song is a much more recognizable figure.

"Sonically, there's an early Madonna influence on this song," says Bastien, who was putting the finishing touches onto this track as recently as a few hours ago. "I'd hesitate to call that our template, even though I love that stuff."

In fact, Bastien says rather candidly, there's really no template at all at this point. In describing "Sunset," he stresses that the song is "by no means" completed at this point. Instead, he prefers to call it a "tease."

From where we're sitting, though, it sure sounds pretty finished. See for yourself after the jump, where you can enjoy a free stream and download of the song, courtesy of the band.

Bonus MP3: Zhora -- "Sunset"


"It's difficult to say where we will go from here," Bastien adds. "It's our first track, and there's so many fresh ideas to sort through and test out. But there are elements to this song that'll be explored further."

Looking forward to it.
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11 comments
uhhhhh
uhhhhh

this is a joke, right?

Gland
Gland

It's a start.

CC
CC

Love it...can't wait to hear more!

Nytx29
Nytx29

Way to go!  Love the single..... want more!

Upchurchjason
Upchurchjason

Hey "who are you"....there is a free show in Tulsa tonight you can attend.

Brad Ehney
Brad Ehney

It's finally here! The new track from @RaylorTea:twitter 

the 80's are back
the 80's are back

sounds like 80's movie soundtrack gold.  Vanity in Last Dragon or License to Drive

who are you?
who are you?

geeez, i wish i could be "influenced" by madonner..  oh right, i've got self-respect. shit i almost forgot...

Fan
Fan

Did you laugh? No joke; this is music from the souls of talented Artists. No judgement necessary.

who am i?
who am i?

but how does that free show stack up w/ishi?

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