Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Parades is art-rock foursome who have recently signed to the independent label Dot Dash. The record came together DIY. Band memberJonathan Boulet (who has put out records on Modular) chose to produce their debut album in his garage. The result ‘achieves a dynamic whitewash of pop harmonies, post- rock guitars and electronic meanderings’, or what some are describing as an unhinged jam session. Coming up, the band will be doing dates withSally Seltmann and Passion Pit in Australia.
Check out their track Past Lives. For more, dive into the paint-fight video for “Loserspeak In New Tongue” (recommended for fans of Local Natives).
What: Since seeing their video for Fall Hard a little while ago, Ive been happy to put this band back on my shortlist of great Swedish bands. In celebration of the February 23 release of their upcoming album, Work on Merge Records, Shout Out Louds have offered up a remix of that song in said video, done by Cambridge, MAs electronic-pop sensation Passion Pit. Pop gets blissed out with synths, I dig it.
Alternate video for Sleepyhead by Passion Pit. It just appeared 7 days ago and Stereogum speculates it was from the Chunk Of Change era, posted by a minion or someone in the band. Think I like this version better.