PARCELS – Day/Night [2CD]
Format: 2 x CD
Catalogue No.: BEC5907255
Release Date: 05 Nov 2021
CD EDITION :
2 CD Boxset. 4/1 Clamshell box Cd sized (12,7 cm x 12,7 cm x 1,5 cm) . Inside : 2 x CD in heavy weight carboard sleeve, 24 pages 4/4 all in 150 grs Booklet.Cello.Marketing Front sticker 12 cm x 2,5 cm , back cover sticker (upc + tracklisting) 12 cm x 2,5 cm
Parcels have always been a band of extreme light and shade: they’re from surf hotspot Byron Bay in Australia but living in Berlin for years; their sweet-as-honey vocal harmonies rival the Beach Boys but their live shows can turn into slamming techno rave-ups.
The band returns with an ambitious third studio album, Day/Night, a Double Record huge in scope and sound, whose hopeful messages of perseverance through difficult times are a balm for these uncertain times.2xVinyl Boxset / 2xCD Boxset.
Parcels have always been a band of extreme light and shade: they’re from surf hotspot Byron Bay in Australia but they’ve been holed up in grimy nightlife utopia Berlin for years; their sweet-as-honey vocal harmonies rival the Beach Boys but they can also turn their live shows into slamming techno rave-ups. The twentysomethings stand out amid the current musical landscape: a soulful rock band that looks like it’s stepped out of a postcard from 1970s California, all flares, moustaches and shaggy hair. They’re a classic band for atypical times.
Since Crommelin, keyboardist Louie Swain, keyboardist/guitarist Patrick Hetherington, bassist Noah Hill and drummer Anatole ‘Toto’ Serret formed in 2014, fresh out of school, they’ve struck upon a singular sound, weaving together gossamer disco and exotica, soft rock and Sixties pop with a focus on uplifting grooves. Their seductive style has translated into 100,000 album sales worldwide, over 200 million streams, cross-continental tours, shows with French royalty Phoenix and Air, a US TV debut on Conan O’Brien, a Coachella slot and a debut single that was produced by none other than Daft Punk, who saw them live in Paris and ushered them into their studio.
After two EPs, 2015’s Clockscared and 2017’s Hideout (the band’s penchant for smooshing words together is a result of a broken keyboard when they submitted their first demo), Parcels’ acclaimed self-titled debut album came in 2018 and was called “timeless and devilishly fun'' in a five-star NME review. They followed it in 2020 with an impressive live album, Live Vol.1, recorded at Hansa Studios, the legendary studio where Iggy Pop and David Berlin hung out during their Berlin years.
The band returns for summer 2021 with an ambitious third studio album, Day/Night, a double record that spans impossibly catchy disco-soul, prog, pastoral folk, Laurel Canyon-era classic songwriting and cinematic strings. Made over the course of 2020, when the world was at a standstill, it’s the sound of a band growing up; five guys who’ve known each other since childhood and are finding their way together, in spite of all the major obstacles the last 18 months have thrown at them, when they were unable to return home to Australia and see their loved ones. Day/Night is huge in scope and sound, and its hopeful messages of perseverance through difficult times are a balm for these uncertain times.
(CD 1 ) - « DAY »
1. LIGHT 2. FREE 3. COMINGBACK 4. THEWORSTTHING 5. INTHECITY(INTERLUDE) 6. NOWICARESOMEMORE
7. SOMETHINGGREATER 8. DAYWALK 9. OUTSIDE
(CD 2 ) - « NIGHT »
1. SHADOW 2. NEVERLOVED 3. FAMOUS 4. ICALLTHISHOME 5. LORDHENRY 6. THEFEAR 7. NIGHTWALK
8. REFLEX 9. ONCE 10. INSIDE
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