Parade Grounds
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Parade Grounds

Brooklyn, New York, United States

Brooklyn, New York, United States
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"What's So Good?"

Formed in February 2011, Parade Grounds was drummed up by Brooklyn-based guitar player and singer Jared Sochinsky. With a self-titled album released last summer consisting of seven musical gems, the band is set on creating music that is raw with emotion and topped with an indie/folk sound.

The band’s journey may have taken a while to come together, but their music is all the better for it. Sochinsky had been set up to go on tour with Delta Spirit, but due to time restrictions, it didn’t work out. Not to be deterred, he decided to create his own band, recruiting friends Ryan Parker (drums), Doug Drewes (bass), and Andy Emereitz (keyboard). Once they started jamming together, it all clicked. Their first performance as a band was at the now-defunct Brooklyn venue Southpaw, which was also the catalyst for creating their record Parade Grounds. With the help of a generous Kickstarter campaign, they were able to create the album and go on tour to promote it.

Some songs on the album, including “All That I Need” and “When I Wake,” are love songs gone wrong. We can all relate to breakups and the heartache that inevitably follows. Another personal favorite is “Don’t You Know,” which focuses on the depression that America recently experienced and how it sadly affected families. Starting off with harmonics, the slow swaying song really hits you hard when you listen to the lyrics.

Parade Grounds is currently on tour and working on their second album, so if you are in the NYC area, go check them out and their new tunes. You can also stream the entire album on Bandcamp. - Indie Shuffle (Vanessa Torres)


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Still working on that hot first release.

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Parade Grounds has been a band for about two years at this point. We are an indie/folk/rock band based out of Brooklyn that likes to blend vocal harmony styles of 50's and 60's pop with the traditional storytelling of folk music. Our influences are all over the spectrum and that's what makes our band work. Each member attended University to study music in some capacity and have taken the knowledge that we learned either in the jazz or classical medium and have learned to infuse that knowledge with our love of Rock and Roll.

Some of the bands and musicians you might hear us listening to are: Neil Young, Delta Spirit, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, Roy Orbison, Blaze Foley, Townes Van Zandt, Dr. Dog, and Woodie Guthrie (just to name a few)