Posted by jim on February 21, 2014
Parasol Label Group is thrilled to announce the signing of Champaign, IL act Wicked Walls to our Hidden Agenda imprint.
The band's self-titled debut album will be released on April 8th and feature all new sounds from New Ruin's co-founder J Caleb Means and his bride-to-be, Lindsay Barr, recorded in Caleb's home studio, with help from his former New Ruins bandmates Andy Davidson, Roy Ewing, and Paul Chastain.
Look for a two-song single March 11th via the band's Bandcamp page (available March 25th across all other digital services), featuring first single "Crystal Balls" and an exclusive, non-album b-side. Pre-order for the full-length CD and digital album will begin March 11th.
The band's C-U record release show is scheduled for Saturday, May 3rd, at the Cowboy Monkey, with special guests Withershins and Suns, preceded by a handful of regional dates in April:
Fri 4/4 @ Mickey's in Madison WI w/ Icarus Himself
Sat 4/5 @ Kryptonite Bar in Rockford IL w/ Tundras
Mon 4/7 @ WEFT in Champaign IL, live in-studio set
Fri 4/18 @ Bar None in Springfield IL w/ Josh Catalano
The Wicked Walls live band features Means' former New Ruins bandmate Andy Davidson on bass, Justin Gee (Chemicals) on guitar, Scott Kimble (Terminus Victor) on drums, and Lindsey (You in Midair) on keyboards and vocals.
Posted by jim on July 18, 2012
MVRemix took the first shot at Mazes Blazes:
"Mazes are a band specially built for pop music. Featuring ex-members of local mainstay’s the 1900′s and Office, their alchemically-rich musical brew hath emerged as some sort of folk-hipster-Voltron. You know? Like when five separate but cool musicians join together and form an even cooler & taller thing, except instead of wielding a space sword, it just walks around, whistling in dusted jeans..."
Posted by jim on June 22, 2012
New album from old friends! Seattle duo Frank Bednash & Donna Esposito release their fourth full-length under the Mas Rapido banner, and Girls vs. Boys is chock full of all the guitar-pop supremo that a girl or boy could want. Before Mas Rapido Frank & Donna also gave us Toothpaste 2000 and before that Cowboy & Spin Girl! Over two decades of awesome pop music.
Posted by jim on April 6, 2012
Hathaways' new album will be released locally well ahead of the official, worldwide release date of June 12th. Their Record Release Party is Saturday, April 14th at Cowboy Monkey, with special guests That's No Moon and Evil Tents, and you'll be able to grab a copy of their new album, The Parasol Sessions Volume One, on CD and/or Limited Edition LP at the show.
Posted by jim on April 3, 2012
We'll be releasing Australian electro-rock duo Black Cab's album Call Signs as a US-only DCD on Hidden Agenda Records later this Spring. The album will include a live on radio session the band recorded for Melbourne 3RRR Radio last year.
Posted by jim on February 21, 2012
Now awaiting test pressing for the new Mazes album Blazes. This release will be available by digital download & vinyl, limited a mere 300 copies pressed on multicolor wax in wraparound sleeve. Look for a mid-April, early-May release.
If you need a taste beforehand check out Mazes new flexi disc featuring "Peace Can Do No Harm" from Blazes.
Meanwhile, Mazes are in Buenos Aires (oh yes they are) working on the next album.
Posted by jim on February 15, 2012
What better way to bughunt, link chase and gather feedback than by making our semi-completed new label site live? Please send any feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks humans!
Posted by geoff on February 13, 2012
Today is the official "soft launch" of the all new Parasol Label Group page. As you may already know, we closed Parasol Mail Order back in December in order to concentrate on our labels. Our first releases this year will be by Black Cab, The Finchley Boys, Hathaways, Mattias Hellberg, Mazes and The Rave, As for the web site, we've still got a lot of data entry and tweaking to do but at least it's a start... and it's up. Check back periodically for updates.