We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of We Are Parasols’ new song “Hold Me Fire” (listen below). The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming No Center Line EP, which is scheduled to be released on September 28, 2018. You can pre-order the EP here.
The band commented:
‘Hold Me Fire’ is the center piece of the new EP, ‘No Center Line.’ The song was built from merging two demos, the main chorus at the beginning and end of the song expands on a demo that D recorded a few years ago, while the middle section is built upon an ambient guitar piece by Jeremy. Like our previous release, ‘Interia,’ which was about an android, ‘No Center Line’ is a concept record. ‘Hold Me Fire’ was key in establishing the identity of the main character, a witch, crossing back and forth between life and death, seeking revenge.
Record Release Show:
Sept 28 – Portland, OR at High Water Mark Lounge w/ Darkswoon [Tickets]
About the band:
A throbbing beat. Machines on march. A guitar can be a drill or sing like an angel. A voice like a computer caught in a human throat. A whisper. A howl. Synthesizers; sometimes smooth and glassy, sometimes jagged and bloody. A walk on the shore can easily turn into an apocalyptic landscape depending on your perception.
We Are Parasols started out as a shoegaze band that used electronic production. They released a full-length, Infrastructure, and then an minimal-ambient EP, bite_your_tongue. The idea was that Infrastructure would serve as the structural guide that they would build upon for future releases. That’s not exactly how it worked out. There was a song on Infrastructure, “No Movement,” about an android sex worker. That song, not the rest of the album, was what spawned the musical world of Inertia, the band’s sophomore full-length.
Inertia combined industrial, shoegaze, pop, darkwave, and sci-fi to tell a dystopian, possibly humanist, probably anti-human, story about violence, technology, politics, control, and an android feminist anti-hero known only as a synthetic sexual tasked android body.
Now D, Jeremy and Alec are following up Inertia with No Center Line, an EP that’s more about the past than the future and less consumed by anger than depression. The 4 new songs explore the hazy, maybe non-existent lines between life & death, dreams & reality.
We don’t know exactly how to describe the sound of We Are Parasols but the band lists a range of influences: Bloody Knives, Cocteau Twins, The Cure, Curve, Gazelle Twin, Nine Inch Nails, Tricky, and Madonna.