Who: The Sun Parade
Where: Northampton, Massachusetts
What: Alternative Folk
Sounds Like: Mumford and Sons, The Lumineers
The introduction to this band is a classic example of illustrating the continued essence and need for physical record stores in our society. The first exposure to this highly impressive modern folk group was during a visit to the now defunct Cheapo Records in Austin. The initial attraction was the gruff yet unique lead vocals of Chris Martin Jennings, but very quickly this was not the sole attraction. Add the harmonies and mandolin playing of Jefferson Lewis and their retro, yet fresh melodies, the first impressions were striking. Thankfully, this fully translates to their first full length 2012 recording debut Yossis that is well produced and one of the most impressive independent releases in years.
New Artists coming at you all the time.