“I find that humans are some of the most pleasant human beings I’ve ever met,” explains frontman Dick Valentine of dance rock band ELECTRIC SIX, in reference to their brand new studio album Human Zoo (Metropolis Records; release date: October 14, 2014). “I suppose we would be best served by caging an average male and average female and then we’d let them mate and then you’d grow the exhibit naturally through coitus.” For a band whose musical track record include a very NSFW video for “Body Shot”, lascivious invites to a “Gay Bar”, starting passionate fires in discos and Taco Bells (“Danger! High Voltage”), and partying with Ronald McDonald “Down At McDonaldz”, an album about the human pursuit to procreate shouldn’t prompt eye-batting. In E6’s world, it’s pretty standard issue. “We’d watch them groom each other and occasionally bicker,” he continues. “On the whole, it should be average people doing average things. There should be no way out.”
Perfectly groomed and parasite-free, Electric Six’s tenth studio album Human Zoo was produced by Johnny Na$hinal, drums were engineered and mixed by Zach Shipps, and it was mastered by Tony Hamera (The Meatmen, The Volebeats). From the Motown-infused “Alone With Your Body” to the triumphant “I’ve Seen Rio In Flames” to the rocker “Karate Lips” – Electric Six return with an album that’s packed with species of all shapes and sounds.
The band is currrently on the road on their Northeast headline tour Some Girls Do It For Love Tour to prepare their fans for the unleashing of their Human Zoo. The 13-day trek kicked off on September 29th at The Loft in Lansing, MI and concludes at Philadelphia’s Milkboy on October 11th.
Electric Six had mainstream success out of the gate with the release of their debut album Fire, which includes their smash singles “Danger! High Voltage” and “Gay Bar”. The album peaked at #5 on the U.S. Dance chart and would later reach gold certification in the UK. The band went on to release eight more albums, a live DVD that was funded via Kickstarter, and continues to tour both nationally and globally. Their tenth studio album Human Zoo is being released on October 14, 2014 via Metropolis Records.