Coming from the fertile and eclectic West Coast folk scene,
Portland, by way of Los Angeles, The Parson Red Heads announce the release of their newest LP,
Yearling, on Arena Rock Recording Company on August 16.
A band full of truly talented musicians, whose music harkens to the most prolific and inventive elements
in the canon of West Coast psych-folk, The Parson Red Heads’ true power is undeniable live.
The quartet hit the road in June with fellow musical maverick Alela Diane & Wild Divine.
More music and full show information below!
The Parson Red Heads Live
June 1 – Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA *
June 2 – Rio Theatre – Vancouver, BC *
June 4 – Miss Studios – Portland, OR *
June 7 – Hi-Dive – Denver, CO *
June 8 – Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS *
June 9 – Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL *
June 11 – Rivoli – Toronto, ON *
June 12 – Il Motore – Montreal, QB *
June 13 – The Skinny Pancake – Burlington, VT
June 15 – Space 538 – Portland, ME *
June 16 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA *
June 17 – City Winery – NYC, NY *
June 18 – Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY *
June 19 – Iota – Washington, DC *
June 20 – Kings Barcade – Raleigh, NC *
June 21 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA *
June 23 – The Bottletree – Brimingham, AL *
June 25 – Stubbs JR – Austin, TX *
June 27 – Plush – Tucson, AZ
June 29 – Echo – LA, CA *
June 30 – New Parish – Oakland, CA *
July 1 – Henry Miller Library – Big Sur, CA *
July 2 – Center for the Arts – Grass Valley, CA *
w/ Alela Diane & Wild Divine *
Press praise for The Parson Red Heads
Under The Radar
The Parson Red Heads create throwback ’60’s psychedelic folk for a new generation of hippies…long live the free and easy!!
This impossibly pretty gang of California love and harmony plays like Brian Wilson never lost his mind and instead spawned a new generation of composers to finish his teenage symphony to God … imagine Fleetwood Mac making Rumours without the cocaine and wife-swapping.
Evan Way and company electrified every nightclub imaginable with their kinetic live performances that worked within the Laurel Canyon folk and Southern California psych traditions, but expanded upon them through their natural effervescence, joie de vivre, and careful attention to songcraft.
There is an innocent earthiness to this band’s music, a harkening to simpler times, that is very much a reflection of the members of the band…who exude lightbeams of goodness in person.
The Parson’s [have] the feel of a bright blue summer day melting into a cotton-candy pink twilight—[songs] of Byrdsian jangle, super ball bouncy bass lines, stone-washed four-piece harmonies, and the occasional drowsy slide guitar lick. It’s the ideal soundtrack to a lazy afternoon cookout, with filets and BBQ-sauce smothered chicken breasts on the grill, a Corona with lime tucked into your palm.
More on The Parson Red Heads
The Parson Red Heads have signed to The Arena Rock Recording Company and are set to release their anticipated new album, Yearling, August 16th. The 11-track album was produced by sometimes-band-mate Raymond Richards at Red Rockets Glare (Los Angeles CA) and by Chris Stamey, of legendary Southern jangle-pop band, The dB’s, at Mitch Easter’s Fidelitorium Studios (Kernersville, NC); and Yearling was mixed by Stamey at Modern Recording (Chapel Hill, NC).
‘The title of the new record Yearling has all sorts of meanings’, says singer Evan Way. ‘For us…with this album…the obvious is that the record took between one and two years to make (see: definition of ‘yearling’) but it means much more than that. The collection of songs tell stories about learning as you go, moving on when you finally realize you can’t turn back and loving people when you can. It’s a record about growing up made by a band that’s growing up (and still are!). The songs and messages are very important to us, as are the performances and memories we have of the creation of this album. We consider it a big step for us, although one step of many, but an important one nonetheless.’