pə-‘rād – Parade

November 17, 2009 at 8:11 pm Leave a comment


pə-‘rād is both the pronunciation key for the word “parade” and a great lo-fi band out of Spokane, Washington. Fresh from a retreat in Alaska – which is undoubtedly the best place to have one – pə-‘rād has deployed their debut album with Leftist Nautical Antiques, via the noble cassette. Recorded over one day in a West Seattle bedroom, the band’s debut, spelled more typically: Parade, is a 25 minute gem. Vocals and arrangements that align and reflect one another like art rock combine with jangly guitars and garage pop, giving Parade a distinctive flavor of both pop-punk and playful experimentalism. It’s currently available to preorder here for $6, which – if current trends continue – should be not too expensive for at least another few years. Orders should be shipping around November 18th.

Until then, suck on this groovy track off of the new cassette:

pə-‘rād – Travel Song



PS, pə-‘rād is not in fact written out with an apostrophe, but the “primary stress mark” that should be in its place does not even begin to compute with wordpress. That’s how compromise is born!


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