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Bright Lights Big Synthy: Parallels add ‘Technicolor’ guitars to their dance-pop cocktail


Photo by Maxime Bocken

We’ve been under the synth-pop spell of Parallels’ Holly Dodson for a few years now, as tracks like “Find The Fire” and “Ultralight” shined like strobes across The Pill’s since-departed dance floor. But here on new track “Technicolor,” the first taste of a new record due later this year, the Toronto trio has made a slight jump from the disco to the rock club. The song retains all the sleek synth-pop charm that inspired the NME to dub Dodson “a young Madonna,” but the added guitars give Parallels an even larger sound.

If in the past Dodson was coyly asking you to dance, here she’s leaving you no fucking choice.


Thursday night the Middle East in Cambridge becomes Dodson’s playground as Parallels join a fantastic beat-minded bill with Bearstronaut, Condor, and Color Channel. It’s the jump-off for Parallels’ 14-date “Technicolor” tour, so let’s send them out in style.

Listen to the track after the tour date jump below…

Parallels 2014 Technicolor Tour
May 1: The Middle East : Boston MA
May 2: O’ Charlies : Montpelier VT
May 3: Fauxchella : Hamden CT
May 9: Tulip Festival : Ottawa ON
May 14: Crocodile DJ set : Chicago IL
May 15: Double Door : Chicago IL
May 17: The Washington : Burlington IA
May 23: DNA Lounge : San Francisco CA
May 24: TBA : Los Angeles CA
May 26: Crescent Ballroom : Phoenix AZ
May 29: Moon Room : Denver CO
May 30: TBA : Lincoln NE
June 4: Rock Island Live : Wichita KS
June 5: Record Bar : Kansas City MO


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