Photo Cred: Comeuppence.com
WHO: Brandon Carr, Scott Certa, Stephen Carr, Steve Radakovich
ORIGIN: Crown Point, Indiana
LATEST RELEASE: I Have Made My Bed In Darkness (2008)
WHO CARES?: Not only did the four-piece get a spot in Alternative Press’ “100 Bands You Need To Know” issue, but their music speaks for itself. Drawing heavily from a variety of influences, Exotic Animal Petting Zoo are a rabid, hormonal creature that speaks with not words, but with tantalizing rhythms and passionate vocals.
SOUNDS LIKE: The artistic yet daring love child of The Mars Volta and every metal band you love.
LISTEN TO: “Ira Lore”, “Translations”