I just got back from Athens, Ohio and am around $200.00 poorer thanks to my old University having such great t-shirts, keychains and sports bottles for sale in the college bookstore. I'm a sucker for anything associated with my alma mater. Go Bobcats... um Anyway, this band is really great. I had no idea where to start when I heard them since there was hardly a single thing I could find written in english about them. I finally found the band's MySpace page and added them to my friends list (like the good MySpacer I am).
Zoppo is a fantastically solid indie rock sextet that hails from Amsterdam, Netherlands. Their discography and sound makes it easy to tell that they've been around since the 90's. The early part of this song has a definite Ride or Swervedriver feel to it. Slowly you start to realize that they are every bit as good as some of the current big name bands like Interpol. After a few songs you might just like it even more. To me it seems like a perfect bridge between early 90's dream rock and today's attempt to recreate it.
Go visit the Zoppo website for a few more details. This song is from their 2006 CD/LP release Don't Trust Scarred Surviviors and is available on the Dutch record label Transformed Dreams. After finding a few translated reviews on Zoppo, most of my agreement would have to be with the Seam comparison. Can you tell I like this?