Since emerging in 2013, The National Parks have quietly grown into an independent phenomenon with roots embedded in blissful pop, cinematic electronics, organic orchestration, and rock energy. The Provo, UT male/female quartet – Brady Parks [guitar, vocals], Sydney Macfarlane [keys, vocals], Cam Brannelly [drums], and Megan Parks [violin] – bloom like never before on their aptly titled independent fourth full-length, Wildflower, the follow-up to their 2017 release Places. The forthcoming 15-track album, produced and mixed by longtime collaborator Scott Wiley, features their best songwriting to date and a variety of sounds and styles, as well as a lot of heart, creating a sound that fully encapsulates The National Parks. PRESS HERE to pre-order Wildflower.
On “Time,” warm acoustic strumming wraps around a glitchy electronic beat as Brady and Sydney share verses before an emotional hook urges for patience and perseverance through struggle. The folk instrumentation of “Waiting For Lightning” gives way to a sunny chant about putting yourself out there and waiting for your chance. The expansive soundscape of “Painted Sky” evokes a Spaghetti Western-soundtrack and illuminates the sonic adventurism at the heart of the music. Wildflower also features the band’s previously released pop-infused single “I Can Feel It” . Full track listing below.
In celebration of the release of Wildflower, The National Parks will headline their very own curated festival experience called Superbloom Music Festival. The first-ever event comes to life Saturday, April 25th at The OC Tanner Amphitheater at Zion National Park featuring performances from Joshua James, The Strike, Tow’rs, The Federal Empire, Ellee Duke and Brother. Tickets are on sale now; PRESS HERE for more info on Superbloom Music Festival. The National Parks will also set out on a run of tour dates this spring and summer including a headlining date in New York City on May 23rd; see below for upcoming dates with more to be announced soon.
The National Parks create atmospheric and “anthemic indie-folk as boundless as their name would suggest” (Paste) centered around male/female harmonies backdropped by guitar/piano/violin instrumentation. Since their introductory album Young , the band has racked up over 90 million total streams, sold out headlining shows, toured with Andy Grammar, Peter Bjorn and John and WILD, and performed at KAABOO Del Mar, SXSW and CMJ, while garnering praise and support from the likes of NPR, Paste, PopMatters, Relix, Atwood Magazine, Glide Magazine and Substream Magazine and comparisons to The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, The Head and The Heart.
Follow The National Parks:
|Thursday, April 9||Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle|
|Saturday, April 11||Washington, DC @ National Cherry Blossom Festival – Petalpalooza|
|Saturday, April 25||Springdale, UT @ Superbloom Festival at OC Tanner Amphitheater|
|Tuesday, April 28||Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom|
|Wednesday, April 29||Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole|
|Thursday, April 30||San Diego, CA @ Voodoo Room at House of Blues|
|Saturday, May 2||Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room|
|Saturday, May 23||New York, NY @ (Le) Poisson Rouge|
|Friday, July 31||Anchorage, AK @ Salmonfest|
|Friday, August 21||Almo, ID @ Idaho Mountain Festival|
|Saturday, September 12||Chattanooga, TN @ Moon River Music Festival|