After garnering national acclaim off of their 2019 EP, hard rock band Dirty Honey are finally set to release their first full-length album on April 23. Originally scheduled to record the album in Australia in the spring of 2020, Dirty Honey were forced to put their plans on hold after the travel restrictions were implemented due to Covid-19.
In a conversation with Parklife DC’s Chris Smyth, Dirty Honey guitarist John Notto and bassist Justin Smolian explained how the forced downtime actually helped them become a better band, and in turn allowed them to create a better record. The pair spoke about the entire preproduction and recording process, which famous musician was recording in the studio beside them, and their plans for potential upcoming tours.
Aly & AJ (Photo by Amanda Charchian)
Aly & AJ’s super anticipated new album, A Touch of the Beat Gets You Up on Your Feet Gets You Out and Then into the Sun, is dropping May 7 and recently they released the latest track off it, “Symptom of Your Touch.”
HAERTS (Photo by B.Asch)
German-born, New York-based duo HAERTS (Nini Fabi and Benny Gebert) open up another chapter from their upcoming third album Dream Nation (out May 21st via Anti-Fragile Records).
One could detect the usual comparisons to Fleetwood Mac or First Aid Kid in the fourth song “Why Only You” while making way for additional influences such as Portishead and Lamb.
Yelle (Photo by Jerome Lobato)
Have you ever just put on an all-black outfit and stayed out as late as possible? That’s what the new single “Noir” from YELLE is giving us.
It’s moody. It’s fashion. It’s attitude.
Talk Show Host (Photo by Amanda Fotes)
What’s the internet for if not to watch cat videos? Well, Parklife has the best cat video for your eyes in a while!
You see, Toronto power-pop punk trio Talk Show Host release Mid-Century Modern, their debut full-length, on June via Wiretap Records & Disconnect Disconnect Records. And the lead single, “Blood In The Sand,” is streaming everywhere, along with a new music video, which features Mila the cat.
Angel Olsen (Photo by Kylie Coutts)
Angel Olsen announces Song of the Lark and Other Far Memories, a box set featuring All Mirrors and Whole New Mess, plus a bonus LP titled Far Memory, and a 40-page book collection, out May 7 on Jagjaguwar.
In conjunction with the announcement, she presents “It’s Every Season (Whole New Mess).”
Garbage (Flyer courtesy Sacks & Co.)
Garbage will share their seventh studio album No Gods No Masters on June 11 via Stunvolume/Infectious Music.
The record’s debut single “The Men Who Rule the World” and its accompanying mixed media video — created by Chilean film director, animator, and painter Javi.MiAmor — are out now.
Karen Jonas one the 2021 Wammie Award for Best Country/Americana Artist/Group. (Photo by Jim Williams)
The MusicianShip recognized winners of the 2021 Washington Area Music Awards, or Wammies in a virtual awards ceremony on Sunday.
Parklife DC salutes the 2021 Wammie Award winners!
The Joy Formidable (Photo courtesy the band)
The Joy Formidable recently shared a brand-new single, “Into the Blue.” It is the band’s first new material since their kaleidoscopic 2018 album AAARTH.
Written in North Wales and later completed at their homes in Utah, “Into the Blue” arrives self-assured and forthright, in a world still trying to regain its footing, stalked by the specters of manipulation, misinformation, and trepidation.
Public Figures (Photo by Marcela Morales)
DC post-punk duo Public Figures today release “Shark Song,” their debut number, and they play a livestream show at Rhizome DC as well!
If you’re like us, you’ll be pleased to see Van Hillard (drums/vox) and Chad McCall (bass/vox/theremin) reunite in this new project after the dissolution of Park Snakes, formerly one of DC’s best indie rock bands.