At Retard Disco, it has always been and always will be about friends. And so it is with True To These Times… And Those Times, Too, the new split release from Signals and The Zookeepers. Signals are of course our boys, our amazing longtime BFF’s and partners-in-crime The Grays (Jon and Bill) and Jacob Cooper. Bill and Jon were part of RET-001 and RET-006 (14 Year Old Girls) but are better known as being part of one phase of The Mae Shi. Jacob is the kid who once sold us a blank cassette at a show that he was passing off as a Bark Bark Bark release. He was part of RET-014 and RET-020. He was also part of one phase of The Mae Shi and currently plays with Wavves, or Waaves. He also occasionally updates our website and when it is not updated you can blame him.
Joining Signals on this release are their good friends (and now ours, too), The Zookeepers. Mike Hansen, Cooper Conley-Currier, Patrick Belken, and Pete FitzGerald. Signals first met The Zookeepers when they were canvassing about for house parties to play on off days while on the east coast one tour. The bands became fast friends and touring buddies, and now here we all are. We, Retard Disco, feel very fortunate to be a part of this party.
We are proud to present the digital release of this split album while the vinyl can be purchased from The Zookeepers’ own label, Cellar Hits.
The Zookeepers: True to these times
1) Welcome Nancy
5) Radicle Majesty
Signals: …AND THOSE TIMES, TOO
10) We Knew
12) Mommy Issues
13) Monster Party 2