Tuesday, November 20, 2007


In 2004, Heath Dupras stepped from behind the drums of The Washdown (Lookout! Records) to front his own band with ex-Phgoh drummer Keith Ulrey.

The two built Tampa, FL's Zillionaire around songs Dupras had written himself during his post-Washdown downtime. Dupras and Ulreay originally envisioned the project as a guitar-and-drums duo, but the layered, dynamic nature of the material quickly revealed a need to bring others into the fold. Enter longtime friends and fellow ex-Washdown band mates, Michael Waksman (guitar, vocals) and Bryan Bates (bass).

With the line-up complete and the additional songwriting skills of Waksman on board, the goal of the band became apparent...to make music on their own terms and at their own pace. Drawing influences from such mid-90's indie-rock acts as Versus, Seam, Polvo, and Codeine, Zillionaire took their time (a year and a half to be exact) and culminated the debut they set out to make.

Zillionaire's debut, The Street Lights Have Been Turned Down, which harkens back to the halcyon indie rock days of Versus and Bedhead, will arrive in stores on January 15, 2008. Recommended!

Zillionaire - The Gardener
Zillionaire - No Contest
Zillionaire @ MySpace

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Blogger Ziggy said...

The Field - From Here We Go Sublime (2007) !!!
Against Me! - New Wave (2007)
+ Burial, Regina Spektor, The Mars Volta, Husky Rescue, etc.

James Blunt - All The Lost Souls (2007)
The Art Of Noise - Albums


Pet Shop Boys - CD Singles

The Black Keys - The Big Come Up
Jet - Get Born
Incubus - Make Yourself + S.C.I.E.N.C.E

Bright Eyes, Philip Glass, Amy Winehouse, Alicia Keys, Norah Jones,
OAR, Muse, Michael Buble, Justin Timberlake, Linkin Park, Fergie,
Chris Daughtry, 30 Seconds To Mars, Dixie Chicks, etc.

Justin Nozuka - Holly (2007)
Tristan Prettyman - Twentythree
Alicia Keys - Albums

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