The Parson Red Heads - Yearling

The Parson Red Heads - Infinitely more irenic than ironic, this eight-year-old Portland, OR band led by Evan Way (and wife Brette) is sort of a graceful, laid-back 70's Laurel Canyon version of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros...trimmed to a quartet and no longer dressed all in white (cool!) when on stage, the band's second project was produced by occasional band member Raymond Richards and mixed by the legendary Chris Stamey of The dB’s // Release: Yearling (August 16) // Sounds like: harmony-laden, tambourine-shakin', impossibly melodic folk/pop with a slight alt-country twang, TPRH excel at a kind of hipster-meets-hippie "up-with-people" (look it up, young'uns) vibe...

Quote: "the record took between one and two years to make (see: definition of ‘yearling’) but it means much more than that. The collection of songs tell stories about learning as you go, moving on when you finally realize you can’t turn back and loving people when you can. It’s a record about growing up made by a band that’s growing up (and still are!)." - Evan Parsons // What we like: If there's a more honestly uplifting song than "Seven Years Ago" we certainly haven't heard it this year -- Raymond Richards' pedal steel and the killer vocal harmonies compete for the "Most Awesome" prize..."We are living in a new age kicking up the dust" sings Parsons in the sweetly charmer "Burning Up the Sky"...once again, the multi-part, perfectly textured harmonies make this, as LA Metromix opined, "Fleetwood Mac minus the wife-swapping"...

The Parson Red Heads - "Seven Years Ago" (from Yearling)

The Parson Red Heads - "Burning Up the Sky" (from Yearling)