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Listen To Blair Parkes' New Album 'Over Bored'

Listen To Blair Parkes' New Album 'Over Bored'

Chris Cudby / Wednesday 16th February, 2022 1:37PM

Helping inject a hefty level of sonic oomph into this sunny summer afternoon, the new album from Ōtautahi's Blair Parkes (All Fall Down, The Letter 5, L.E.D.s) overflows with fuzzy shoegazey / motorik grooves. A buoyantly and propulsive eight track collection, Over Bored finds Parkes reuniting with drummer Ryan Fisherman (Doprah) and vocalist Miss Mercury (the same team that gave us 2019's long player liveable city), joined by Marcus Thomas on bass. The record's droning guitars and playful keyboard bloops sound primed to induce dreamlike states as Parkes hurls catchy pop hooks aplenty at listeners, recalling to these ears such time-stretching units as Neu!, Stereolab or even Modern Lovers while zooming ever forward like a perpetual motion machine — listen here...


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