Monday, February 27, 2012

News: The World Record (also, The Parson Red Heads update)

The World Record, great name by the way, are a power pop band out of LA. Their debut record came out 6 years ago and they have finally finished a new record they are eager to release. However, there's a snag. You can read their creative request for assistance and hear their prior record (Guitars Forever) within this link:

I learned of this from WYMA favorites The Parson Red Heads, who are pals with the World Record and played on this new unreleased CD of theirs. I like the sound of The World Record, so here's hoping it all comes together for them.

Speaking of The Parson Red Heads, they were kind enough to ask me to stop by yesterday at the Portland studio where they were finishing their latest full length record, having banged out 15 songs in just 6 days under the watchful eye of producer Scott McCaughey (Minus 5, Baseball Project, Young Fresh Fellows, R.E.M.).
The Parsons are about to head out on a 3 week tour with Blitzen Trapper, including a few shows at SXSW in Austin in March, one as part of the much awaited Big Star show.
And the Parsons uncovered this new homemade video showing a Chinese ping-pong match over an old track of theirs "Days of My Youth". Pretty crazy:

We'll have plenty to say about the Parson Red Heads new release as it gets closer. In the meantime, they have a new limited edition 6 song EP Murmurations available March 1, details here:

For anyone late to this party, here's the feature story that appeared here in August 2011 about the Parsons Red Heads Yearling, which made my Best of 2011 year end list.


Mouse said...

The World Record are also an AWESOME live band.

Jim Desmond said...

Thanks for the cheese!