credit: Georgia Rae Teensma
Psych power-pop outlet Sun Parade (Northampton, MA) marked a new era in its life with the release of Shuggy Mtn Breakdown. Ear-candy hooks, crunchy dueling guitars. “The guys can harmonize like the Beach Boys on acid ... They sound like the psychedelic ’60s, the indie ’80s, and the electro-pop boom of the aughts. If you like, well, rock ’n’ roll, you’ll like Sun Parade." - Boston Herald / “A hook line and sinker winner of ragged mischief and melody. Like Dr. Dog, Delta Spirit and Islands, Sun Parade offers a candid approach to music ...” - Glide / "Sun Parade bring infectious and playful melodies to the table in a way that few bands are in 2017. Their musicality and songwriting are bound to draw comparisons to legendary acts like The Beatles and The Beach Boys, and breathe those influences into a brand of indie-pop that still feels fresh and exciting.” - Substream / “An instant classic. Sun Parade delivers a rare psychedelic rock record that doesn’t try to be strange for the sake of strangeness ... .” - The Valley Advocate / SMB was produced by Rubblebucket’s Ian Hersey. Sun Parade is Chris Marlon Jennings, Jeff Lewis, Karl Helander, Max Wareham, Eli Salus-Kleiner, playin' raw.
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