Â â€œThe National Parks play anthemic indie-folkÂ as boundless as their name would suggest.â€ -Â Paste Magazine
“‘Penny’ is a simple indie folk song that features nothing but frontman Brady Parks’ Bright Eyes-esque vocals and an acoustic guitar.”Â -Â Baeble Music
For Immediate Release:
Today, the eclectic 5-piece ensemble hailing from Provo City, UTÂ â€”Â The National ParksÂ â€” release the extended version of their 3rd studio LP,Â Places Deluxe. Review copies are now available upon request.
The band already has the credibility under their belt, theyâ€™re just waiting for the notoriety they deserve and hope to make their biggest musical statement yet withÂ Places Deluxe. Upon the release of their debut LP,Â YoungÂ (2013), the band climbed toÂ #13 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chartÂ and with their sophomore record,Â Until I LiveÂ (2015), the group became aÂ Billboard Regional Heatseeker. It may be worth mentioning that both of these records were released completely independently. Even still, The National Parks are quickly amassing a rabid following onÂ Spotify, withÂ over 450k monthly listenersÂ andÂ total streams now exceeding 20 million.
Places DeluxeÂ welcomes 5 new singles into the mix, including 2 unreleased songs (â€œCome Closerâ€Â &Â â€œPennyâ€), acoustic reworkings of â€œEsperancÌ§aâ€ and â€œCurrents,â€ as well as a dance-floor ready remix of the sensational single,Â â€œAt The Heart.â€Â Keeping true to form, The National Parks once again independently releasedÂ Places, and in the first month, the record had been streamed more than 1,000,000 times on Spotify alone, with individual tracks landing on major Spotify playlists like Pop Chillout, Indie Pop and Morning Commute. The initial success ofÂ PlacesÂ inspired the record’s deluxe iteration.
The National Parks create atmospheric and â€œanthemic indie-folk as boundless as their name would suggestâ€ (Paste Magazine) centered around male/female harmonies backdropped by guitar/piano/violin instrumentation. The bandâ€™s earliest touring was done as a three-piece but as the music has evolved, so has the band. A wide cast of musicians have joined as touring members of The National Parks but by 2015, the group had settled into a consistent five-piece setup with original membersÂ Brady Parks(vocals/guitar) andÂ Sydney MacfarlaneÂ (vocals/keys) playing alongsideÂ John HancockÂ (guitar),Â Cam BrannellyÂ (drums) andÂ Megan ParksÂ (violin).
As the principal songwriter, Brady Parks pens catchy stadium-rock singalongs like â€œPlacesâ€ and â€œLights In The City,â€ while also using the project as a way to process major life events. Take â€œ1953,â€ which was heavily inspired by the life of his grandparents and the onset of Alzheimer’s. As far as the deluxe release is concerned, the addition of acoustic reworkings of â€œEsperancÌ§aâ€ and â€œCurrentsâ€ elegantly showcases the musicality of the five-piece, while â€œAt The Heartâ€ (Saint Black Remix) aims to draw in a new group of listeners.
PlacesÂ touches on the transient existence of a curious wanderer, and as a name like The National Parks suggests, the visual component is never absent, nor is the interconnectedness of oneâ€™s heart to the wondrous world around.
Upcoming tour dates:Â
2/7 â€“Â St. Louis, MOÂ â€“ Delmar Hall *
2/8 â€“Â Lawrence, KSÂ â€“ Granada Theatre *
2/9 â€“Â Denver, COÂ â€“ Gothic Theatre *
2/10 â€“Â Salt Lake City, UTÂ â€“ The Complex *
2/12 â€“Â Missoula, MTÂ â€“ Top Hat Lounge *
2/14 â€“Â Vancouver, B.C.Â â€“ The Rickshaw Theatre *
2/15 â€“Â Seattle, WAÂ â€“ The Showbox *
2/16 â€“Â Portland, ORÂ â€“ Wonder Ballroom *
2/17 â€“Â San Francisco, CAÂ â€“ The Fillmore *
2/22 â€“Â Los Angeles, CAÂ â€“ The Fonda *
2/23 â€“Â San Diego, CAÂ â€“ House of Blues *
2/24 â€“Â Phoenix, AZ â€“Â The Van Buren *
2/27 â€“Â Albuquerque, NMÂ â€“ The El Rey Theatre *
3/1 â€“Â Austin, TXÂ â€“ The Parish *
3/2 â€“Â Houston, TXÂ â€“ White Oak Music Hall *
3/3 â€“Â Dallas, TXÂ â€“ Granada Theatre *
3/14 â€“Â Boston, MAÂ â€“ Middle East Upstairs
3/15 â€“Â Bethlehem, PAÂ â€“ Flower Blast Furnace Room
3/16 â€“Â Bethesda, MDÂ â€“ Strathmore AMP
3/19 â€“Â Chicago, ILÂ â€“ Schubas
* w/ Ron Pope
For More Information onÂ The National Parks Please Contact:
Juliana Todeschi atÂ pfa / Entertainment Media & Marketing
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