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parae / Press

“Out of all of the groups toiling away throughout the various bay area musical sub-genres, over the past couple of years PARAE have perhaps proven to be the band most likely to leave unsuspecting audiences completely non-plussed. With songs too complex and ambitiously pop for the lo-fi garage scene, too melodic and purposefully structured for the noise kids, they are a band that exists outside of any scene. Whereas past PARAE live shows were more known for their erratic chaos (at odds with their carefully curated studio recordings), upon having been reduced to its core creative trio, the band has refined and strengthened their eclectic sensibility into a sound that the band member's describe as "post-pop". ”

“Somehow it makes sense that if Punk Rock can get revival after revival, then Post-Punk should be able to as well. PARAE manage to conjure up all the great college radio sounds circa 1981-84 or so when it seemed like Post-Punk would save us all from New Wave. Do you believe in the Westworld?”