“If you dig the Hum/Failure style of heavy shoegaze, you should definitely not sleep on this. It starts out on the slowcore side of things, with thick electric guitar tones, a jangly acoustic, and spacey atmospherics all swirling together, and it gradually builds to a hypnotic instrumental climax that really transports you to another world.”- Brooklynvegan
Nashville, TN’s In Parallel are debuting the first track and corresponding music lyric video off their upcoming new EP “Fashioner” out September 4th on Wiretap Records.
Check out the music video for “Leave It With The Ghost” here:
The band, which consists of members of Celebrity & Hopesfall, released their debut album “Broken Codes” in 2018, which yielded seven songs – touching on themes of power, control, and human connection.
The new “Fashioner” EP was recorded over the course of 2019 in the band’s home studio, and was mixed by Ken Andrews (Failure, Year Of The Rabbit).
Guitarist Ryan Parrish tells Brooklynvegan: “We’ve been big fans of Ken Andrews’ work for nearly two decades. When it came time to mix the EP, Mark asked who would be at the top of the list and we jokingly threw Ken’s name out there thinking there’s zero possibility it would ever happen,” Ryan tells us. “Unbeknownst to us, Mark tracked down Ken’s email address and sent him a few songs. Ken wrote back within a day or two and said he’d love to work on it – we were blown away. Sonically speaking, he really shaped and added to the depth of Fashioner. We could not be happier with the end result.”
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About the band:
The seeds of In Parallel were planted late at night almost 5+ years ago in the back room of a picture frame shop. With nothing more than a looped electronic drum sample and a few guitars, the first notes became the framework of the song “Bridge and Tunnel.” This particular song and its lyric “walk through waves and wade where others won’t – choose your words, say what others don’t” became a mission statement of sorts – a musical rebirth for its four members.
It took multiple recordings for the band to get all the sounds on their debut EP ‘Broken Codes’ correct – so much so that they scrapped the first two versions entirely. The band was inspired by their love of dark 80’s pop and 90’s shoegaze and post-hardcore – creating a sound that aims to balance contrastingly melodic, expansive and ambient moments.
In Parallel consists of Lance Black, Jesse Fine, Ryan Parrish and Mark Nash. The band recorded the EP in Nashville with the help of their most devoted fans from previous projects (Celebrity/Hopesfall) through a crowdfunding campaign. Bypassing the traditional structure of the music industry gave the three-piece group the freedom to lean into technology, ultimately treading new territory both sonically and lyrically.