FROM: Tampa, FL
Not ashamed to admit their influences, Zillionaire's sound harkens back to the day when indie-rock was at it's peak, when bands like Versus, Polvo, Superchunk and Bedhead were in full swing.
.."the band is a sprawling culmination of college rock slowcore that's melodic, dissonant and ominous. ...TSLHBTD is the distillation of the flurry of sounds and styles bouncing through dorms during the '90s indie rock boom. I may have been in fourth grade in 1994, but Zillionaire is so precisely dated that I feel like I was there and spinning records at the local college station."
"...a mixture of intensity and engaging tunes makes The Street Lights Have Been Turned Down a simmering gem."
- Orlando Sentinel
"...their debut album, features smart, polished tunes with a unique difference. Instead of rock or pop, these guys present complex tunes that incorporate elements of progressive rock with odd hints of jazz. The lead track ("I Won't Let You Down [This Time]") is immediately peculiar and captivating."
“Deliberate and powerfully graceful songs. Zillionaire takes its time, but generally doesn't lose track of itself. It might take a while to fall into the groove of this album, but once you're there the view is amazing.”
– Aiding & Abetting
“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!”
Michael Waksman (vocals, guitar)
Keith Ulrey (drums)
Heath Dupras (vocals, guitar)
Bryan Bates (bass)