premiere: CMON – ZOO
Psyched to premiere the new single from Josh da Costa + Jamen Whitelock, aka CMON, taken from the duo's excellent new record Confusing Mix Of Nations, coming in April on Mexican Summer. da Costa says that the song's titular zoo is right across the street from where his grandmother lives in the Caribbean, adding, "It’s a strange, shady place with a sad energy on an otherwise idyllic island. Both bleak and mystical. The combination of sunshine and weird vibes is a source of great inspiration - I get plenty of both in LA, which is why I live here.” Those weird/sunny vibes complement each other perfectly on the alluringly seedy "ZOO", a hazy, danceable pop jam that radiates a certain timeless nostalgia that will appeal to fans of CMON's L.A. homie Ariel Pink. While you're jamming the new track below, head over to Weird Music Forever to read their enlightening feature on CMON's origin story, which has ties to everyone from Ariel, John Maus, Holy Shit, Puro Instinct, Geneva Jacuzzi, Drugdealer, and RVNG Intl. to Blowfly and KC and the Sunshine Band.
Catch CMON at these upcoming dates, including two New York shows supporting Ariel Pink:
4/24 - Zebulon - Los Angeles, CA
4/29 - Le Poisson Rouge - New York, NY (SOLD OUT)
4/30 - Market Hotel - New York, NY