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Parcels Announce Debut Album, Share Video for New Song “Lightenup”

Parcels Due Out October 12 via Kitsuné/Because Music

Sep 07, 2018
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Parcels are an Australian five-piece, although they are based in Berlin and have French connections. Now they have announced their self-titled debut album and shared a video for a new song from it, the flute-inflected "Lightenup." Parcels is due out October 12 via Kitsuné/Because Music. Their 2017 single "Overnight" was co-written and co-produced by Daft Punk, although the song isn't on the album. Check out the "Lightenup" video below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art, as well as the band's upcoming tour dates.

The band features Louie Swain (synth), Patrick Hetherington (synth), Noah Hill (bass), Anatole Serret (drums), and Jules Crommelin (guitar), who are all schoolmates from Byron Bay. A press release compares Parcels to The Beach Boys, Chic, and Steely Dan, filtered through modern pop music. The band might appeal to fans of Phoenix, for example.

In the press release Parcels collectively say "Lightenup" pulls from "disco and funk and classic grooving music. And it was an important song to us because the lyrics come from the voice of the band. Usually the lyrics are personal. But these ones are really coming from the band. That's the most representative of us." 

Parcels Tracklist:

1. Comedown
2. Lightenup
3. Withorwithout
4. Tape
5. Everyroad
6. Yourfault
7. Closetowhy
8. IknowhowIfeel
9. Exotica
10. Tieduprightnow
11. Bemyself
12. Credits (ft. Dean Dawson) 

Parcels Tour Dates: 

September:

09.21.2018 DE - HAMBURG, REEPERBAHN FESTIVAL

October:

10.17.2018 US - SAN FRANCISCO, THE INDEPENDENT
10.18.2018 US - LOS ANGELES, TROUBADOUR **SOLD OUT**
10.19.2018 US - LOS ANGELES, TROUBADOUR** SOLD OUT**     

November:

11.05.2018 UK - MANCHESTER, ACADEMY 2
11.06.2018 UK - BRISTOL, SWX
11.07.2018 UK - LEEDS, STYLUS
11.08.2018 UK - LONDON, ROUNDHOUSE
11.10.2018 FR - ROUEN, LE 106
11.11.2018 FR - LILLE, L'AÉRONEF
11.12.2018 FR - NANTES, STEREOLUX
11.13.2018 FR - PARIS, L'OLYMPIA
11.15.2018 FR - BORDEAUX, LE ROCHER DE PALMER
11.16.2018 FR - TOULOUSE, LE BIKINI
11.18.2018 DE - COLOGNE, LIVE MUSIC HALL
11.19.2018 NL - AMSTERDAM, PARADISO **SOLD OUT**
11.21.2018 BE - BRUSSELS, BOTANIQUE - ORANGERIE **SOLD OUT**

December:

12.01.2018 CH - LAUSANNE, LES DOCKS
12.02.2018 CH - ZURICH, KAUFLEUTEN
12.04.2018 IT - MILAN, MAGNOLIA
12.05.2018 DE- STUTTGART, LKA LONGHORN
12.06.2018 DE - WIESBADEN, SCHLACHTHOF
12.07.2018 CZ - PRAGUE, ROCK CAFÉ
12.09.2018 AT - VIENNA, WUK
12.10.2018 DE - MUNICH, MUFFATHALLE
12.11.2018 DE - DRESDEN, ALTER SCHLACHTHOF
12.12.2018 DE - BERLIN, ASTRA KULTURHAUS

January:

01.09.19  AUS -  BRISBANE, The Triffid
01.10.19  AUS - BRUNSWICK HEADS, Hotel Brunswick
01.12.19  AUS - SYDNEY, Metro Theatre
01.14.19  AUS - MELBOURNE, 170 Russell

February:

02.20.19  US - WASHINGTON, DC, U Street Music Hall
02.21.19  US - PHILADELPHIA, Boot & Saddle
02.22.19  US - NYC, Irving Plaza
02.23.19  US - CAMBRIDGE, The Sinclair
02.25.19  CAN - MONTREAL, Theatre Fairmount
02.26.19  CAN - TORONTO, Lee's Palace
02.28.19  US - DETROIT, El Club

March:

03.01.19  US - CHICAGO, Lincoln Hall
03.02.19  US - MINNEAPOLIS, 7th St. Entry
03.05.19  CAN - VANCOUVER, Fortune Sound club
03.06.19  US - SEATTLE, The Crocodile
03.07.19  US - PORTLAND, Doug Fir Lounge

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