Parks are a Boston-based indie pop band formed by songwriter Brian E. King. Leaving behind his previous project, Oranjuly, and enlisting Matt Girard, Liz McBride, Stu Dietz, and Brian Fitch — all of noteworthy Boston-area acts themselves — King’s distinct vocals head up the group’s instantly catchy pop hooks. Fans will hear the new line-up’s fresh songs and sound when their debut full-length record (engineered by Grammy Award-winner Ducky Carlisle) is released later this year. But the band stopped by to preview the new direction for BTR Live Studio and chat with Maia about getting band names wrong and why you should never interview your musical heroes.
Featured song: “Sweater Weather”
Parks’ first single, “Sweater Weather,” is out now, with their debut full length on the way.
Complete radio broadcast and playlist: http://b-t-r.co/VOHtC2
Upcoming tour dates:
2/9 @ Lizard Lounge in Cambridge, MA
About BTR Live Studio:
BTR Live Studio features a mix of breaking and established musicians playing exclusive sets in our studios, then sitting down for a chat with host Maia Macdonald. Maia is a musician and DJ who’s been involved with the music scene for a number of years and has a knack for asking the questions that musicians actually enjoy answering. Watch more episodes of BTR Live Studio on our Blip page: http://blip.tv/btrlivestudio
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