Afternoon Naps – Parade

July 31, 2009 at 4:01 am

I was originally attracted to Athens, GA record label Happy Happy Birthday to Me by the connection it maintained with bands hailing from the Elephant Six Collective, a label and music collective that yielded bands like Olivia Tremor Control, Neutral Milk Hotel, and the Apples in Stereo. I was quickly interested by what is, beyond what had been obvious to me initially, a comparatively eclectic and consistently impressive catalog of other bands. Among their more recent announced releases, I’m particularly excited by the sophomore LP from Afternoon Naps, Parade. The band, hailing from Cleveland, OH, plays solid indie-pop with a gratifyingly variable sound, defying the staleness that a skillful treatment risks.

Afternoon Naps

Afternoon Naps – Mitten


Above is the cover of their upcoming LP with their song “Mitten Fingers,” via the Happy Happy Birthday to Me website. The band also did a single with Cloudberry Records. The single is, sadly, out-of-print, but the Cloudberry website kindly offers this mp3:

Afternoon Naps – A Clean




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