Friday, November 03, 2006

MUSIC: The Parish

A couple months back I posted a track by Oakland's The Parish. Well, a couple big things are on the horizon for this band. First, their debut full-length release titled The Way We Bend should be ready by mid-November. Secondly, they're opening for Beach House (see post here) on November 14th at the Hemlock Tavern in San Francisco.

I like this, coming off their myspace page: "This record puts sound in a place that is not quite romantic, not quite nervous." It's kind of hard to put a finger on a particular genre, as there are certainly elements to many spread throughout. It's equally hard to line up the influences. Both these characteristics are good ones though, as they somehow are able to play genres against each other. Here's a couple tracks off the new album, the rest should be an absolute treat.

::: The Parish - Land of Wires (highly rec'd)
::: The Parish - Crow Head, Eagle Wing
::: The Parish - The Misses

[The Parish on myspace.]
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