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Brian Parker

New York City, New York, United States | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
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"FAB NEW SONG FROM BRIAN PARKER"

Few months ago we brought you reports on Hampton Virginia’s- New York based- Brian parker’s ‘kickstarter campaign’ -( Brian Parker’s Kickstarter Campaign for record, ‘BETA’ )

Well, after years of perfecting his craft and graduating from NYU’s Clivie Davis institute of Recorded Music in the Tisch school of Arts early this year, and a successful record campaign, Brian has released his ‘first’ single “Touch Me”

“My first single co-written with a friend and producer @GIAVOS”

Brain is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He describes his music as ‘Hip-Hop drums, 80's synthesizers, heavy guitars and sexy vocals.

To download and listen to Brian’s Touch Me, see link below

brianparker.bandcamp.com/track/touch-me

or visit iambrianparker.com for more about Brian. - FAB Magazine Online


"Brian Parker – “Touch Me”"

After several years of perfecting his craft and graduating earlier this year from NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, Brian has finally released his very first single, “Touch Me.” “Hip-Hop drums, 80's synthesizers, heavy guitars, and sexy vocals,” is how the singer-songwriter describes his music, and we couldn’t agree more. - The Soul Ascension


"Make It Snappy: OCNY'S Brian Parker Onstage"

Who: OCNY's sales associate BRIAN PARKER
What: Killin' it on stage!
When: Last night
Where: The Delancey in the Lower East Side
Why: His new EP COMES OUT next month! Go Brian! - Opening Ceremony Blog


"Recorded Music Grad Brian Parker Releases EP"

In an email to NYU Local, brand new Recorded Music grad (’11) Brian Parker wrote to “check the haters with the coats” at his EP release party tonight, December 19. Parker’s EP BETA is the subject of his senior Capstone project for Clive Davis—that’s how it goes with Clive Davis. While you might have to labor over an undergraduate thesis or whatever they make you do in Stern, the Clive Davis kids are hosting parties.
Parker will release BETA today for free download, thanks to the support he received from fans in funding its production. From the proceeds of a successful Kickstarter campaign, Parker was able to record BETA at an independent studio in Greenpoint. He calls the EP a collection of “indie pop and soul” tracks—”but really it’s a mixture of all the styles I grew up on,” he says, citing 80s pop, Motown, minimal hip-hop and R&B. Parker has already released the EP’s lead single “Touch Me” for download on his bandcamp page, offering a glimpse of his Twin Shadow-ish dance-rock.
Parker won’t be the only NYU artist onstage at his release party: Recorded Music students Morgan Neiman (AKA Ducky) and Ben Bradley will perform, among others. - NYU Local


Discography

Touch Me - Single, November 2011
BETA - EP, December 2011
No Gold - Single, July 2012 (TBA)
Circles - Single, August 2012 (TBA)

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Virginia-born, New York-refined artist Brian Parker is used to being pushed out of comfort zones. His musical upbringing left the briny air of coastal Virginia after high school, first in exchange for the Shenandoah Valley where he received conservatory training in jazz performance, then to New York City where he graduated from NYU’s acclaimed Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music.

Now as a solo artist, Brian Parker is taking the 1980s pop and soul records played in childhood and the gritty electronic styles of the 2000s indie scene. His first single, “Touch Me,” shows Parker striking a timeless balance between pop and indie rock, a blend that is tactfully reinforced on his debut EP, BETA.

Attention to detail and constant exploration of sounds are what make the records powerful, but the lyricism on BETA illuminates Parker’s obsession with prosody and wordplay—each song is meant to be a hyperbolic journey through a single fleeting emotion.