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Parkaimoon / Press

“Southern California based Parkaimoon was founded by Tony Howell (guitar) and Damon Tucker (bass) in the mid-1990's. Kari Melissa (vocals) joined the band in early 2002. Tucker later met and worked with Kenny Hale (guitar, piano, producer) and Dave Goode (drums) while performing in the U2 tribute band One. In 2007, Hale and Goode completed the bands line-up for it's latest release The Sum of Our Experience. Parkaimoon's music is heavily influenced by the likes of Pink Floyd, U2, Led Zeppelin, and Radiohead. The band spent a year and a half in the studio creating a record that was meant to stand the test of time. Special attention was directed at the creation of "ear candy" in the recording process and mixing. The record tends to evoke a Pink Floyd-like listening experience of surround and subliminal sounds.”

“Second-billed Parkaimoon recalled the punk group Firehose, bashing out trippy, often dissonant, hard-edged rockers. Led by Damon Tucker's funky, percolating bass lines, the trio from Huntington Beach served up 30 minutes of promising originals (especially the topical "Talk Radio" and the structurally complex "Out") and a winning cover of Prince's naughty, provocative "Darling Nikki." ”

“Parkaimoon "The Sum of Our Experience" (Platonic Music) – Thankfully, there remains modern music that can't easily be categorized, defying well-established labels. The modern rock of Parkaimoon combines the vast soundscapes of U2 and Pink Floyd, but also boasts the modern rock of Garbage and Evanescence. Recommended tracks: "Bury Me Deep," "Tunnel Vision." ”

“SoCal outfit Parkaimoon (Park-eye-moon) are starting to generate some buzz for their latest album of originals, “The Sum of Our Experience,” but it’s their cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir” that is turning heads. Bassist Damon Tucker says it took a little arm-twisting, but singer Kari Melissa eventually agreed to bring her swagger to the track. “We wanted to have a sexy version of ‘Kashmir’ with a female doing what Robert Plant did on the record,” says Tucker. Melissa admits her nervousness at taking on such a monumental track, but is thrilled with the outcome. Other standout cuts on the disc include “Future Isn’t,” “Bury Me Deep,” and the U2-leaning “Disappearing Act.” Parkaimoon’s “The Sum of Our Experience” is available on iTunes. ”

Chad Childers - Westwood One Radio Network

“The band's release 'The Sum of Our Experience' evokes Pink Floyd and U2. There remains modern music that can't easily be categorized, defying well-established labels such as adult album alternative, hardcore, power-pop, funk or folk-rock. So when getting an earful of the stunning new release from Parkaimoon, "The Sum of Our Experience," discerning listeners might want to throw away labels and note that it's simply a great modern rock album. Released on Parkaimoon's own Platonic Music label on Nov. 11, "The Sum of Our Experience" is a wonderful 11-track disc that boasts artful and intelligent song craft enhanced by the troupe's strong musical instincts and dazzling performances. …Indeed, "The Sum of Our Experience" captures the grandeur of the band's heroes while they bring their own distinctive talents to the mix to create something positioned between the far-flung sounds of Paramore, U2, Garbage and Evanescence.”

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