This is the latest in a series of spotlights on the bands and artists participating in Sound Of Our Town, a free, all-day, and all-ages event at the Lawn On D in South Boston on Saturday, October 4. Sound Of Our Town is a collaborative effort between the Boston Music Awards and Vanyaland, and serves to kick off the BMAs voting season by unveiling the 2014 nominees and showcasing some of the best homegrown acts from our city’s music scene.
This one was a no-brainer: Parks, in a park. But Brian E. King’s latest musical project isn’t playing Sound Of Our Town’s fresh-air festival because of their moniker, it’s because the band has built a solid reputation after only two singles, the harmonic indie-pop summer jams “Sweater Weather” and “Modern Fiction.” Now with a successful Pledge campaign in the books — where they reached 112 percent of their goal — and recent shows with the Lemonheads, Air Traffic Controller, and Gentlemen Hall on their resume, the band is ready for a more personal close-up.
Parks’ upcoming debut record continues their well-documented jangle-pop dominance, but with a darker tone; early demos we’ve heard exude a more confident, polished, and (dare we say) sinister Parks, all qualities that suggest the best is yet to come from one of Boston’s brightest — and catchiest — new bands.
With an afternoon slot at Sound Of Our Town, they’ll give the sun above a run for its money, and we’ll all make a thousand jokes about it being “Sweater Weather” because, you know, October and such.
Preview the sounds of Parks below…
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