Parkas

Parkas

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With less bounce-in-their-step and more knife-in -their-pocket, the Parkas new record borrows the ragged gospel of John Fogerty, the punk soul of the Clash, the wry grin of Elvis Costello, and finally bottles the piss and vinegar of the band’s live show.

Biography

After a critically acclaimed debut on Endearing Records (Now This Is Fighting, 2003), and a near collapse on-camera in their brutally honest tour documentary (A Life of Crime, 2006) the Parkas return at full strength this spring with their long-awaited sophmore album “Put Your Head in the Lion’s Mouth.”

With less bounce-in-their-step and more knife-in -their-pocket, the Parkas new release borrows the ragged gospel of John Fogerty, the punk soul of the Clash, the wry grin of Elvis Costello, and finally bottles the piss and vinegar of the band’s live show.

As one of Canada’s most volatile live bands, the Parkas have toured and performed all over the country, including appearances in nearly every Canadian music industry festival in the past three years. Across the border at the 2005 South by SouthWest, the Austin Chronicle named the band a “sleeper hit” of the festival, and their performance at the NXNE showcase helped them to snag the title track on Loose Records’ Start Your Own Country: New Sounds of the Old West Vol.4

Discography

PARKAS- Put Your Head in the Lion's Mouth (Brand New LP! Saved By Radio June 19 2007)

PARKAS - A Life of Crime/The Scars To Prove It (EP & DVD April 2006)

Start Your Own Country: New Sounds of the Old West (Loose Records Compilation, October 2005)

PARKAS - Now This Is Fighting (Endearing Records Full Length LP 2003)

PARKAS - self-titled debut EP (2002)

Set List

The Parkas do their best to keep everyone guessing, but odds are the band will take the stage, make a few bad jokes, and perform an hour or so of electric rock and roll music that keeps the locals dancing.