The Zolas Explore White Lies In “Wreck Beach/Totem Park”

“Cemetery city. The truth about where I grew up.”

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Canadian trio The Zolas gives us a historical lesson in their new single “Wreck Beach/Totem Park” where they demolish the half-truths they’ve been told about Native land. It’s a slow-burning piece that has the raspy echoing elements of garage paired with the sharp riffs of indie rock. Hit play:

On the single, the band shared: “‘Wreck Beach/Totem Park’ is about living my whole life beside the Musqueam reserve, never being taught nor thinking to ask why they live quietly in a small corner of a land that used to be all theirs. In the last five to ten years, like most people, I started hearing a lot of voices about our country’s history from an Indigenous point of view.”

“Wreck Beach/Totem Park” is out now via Light Organ Records.