The Zolas are a Canadian indie rock band based in Vancouver, British Columbia. They are signed to Light Organ Records. The core of the band is duo Zachary Gray (vocals/guitar) and Tom Dobrzanski (piano), with other musicians supporting them live and on record.
Gray and Dobrzanski were previously part of the band Lotus Child, from 2003 to 2008. Zachary Gray is the son of writer and composer John MacLachlan Gray.
Tic Toc Tic:
The Zolas' debut album, Tic Toc Tic, was released in November 2009. The album was produced by Howard Redekopp, who has worked with The New Pornographers and Tegan and Sara. The album was recorded for most part in a studio Dobrzanski constructed in his parents' basement while he was studying at the University of British Columbia. Other Vancouver bands such as Said the Whale and Hey Ocean! have also recorded there. The song "The Great Collapse" has been in rotation on CBC Radio 3.
Five tracks from 'Tic Toc Tic' have been heavily rotated on XM satellite radio station The Verge ("The Great Collapse", "You're Too Cool", "Body Ash", "No Talking", and "Marlaina Kamikaze"). Despite being a relative newcomer, The Zolas were the 4th-most heavily tracked band on the Verge for the first half of 2010. The Zolas were also nominated for Album of the Year at The Verge XM Awards in 2011.
The Zolas' second album, Ancient Mars, was released on October 2, 2012. The Zolas' track "Knot in My Heart" from Ancient Mars was heard in the background on an episode of the TV program "Whitney" on NBC on 2/20/13.