Modern Mystery got a chance to talk with Cale Parks before his set at this year's Polyvinyl CMJ Showcase in Brooklyn, NY. Parks discusses how he got involved with music and what he's been up to lately. Check out the interview and photos from the show by clicking the link below.
This year's CMJ Music Festival was one for the books! Even though NYC was pretty much flooded the whole time, festival goers still found time to attend multiple shows and parties going on throughout the city. Nick from Headlights even found some time to crowd surf (above)! Now that everything's over, and people have to get back to their real lives, the internet world has been posting tons of articles about the Polyvinyl artists that were present at this year's festival. Check out sites like Village Voice, Brooklyn Vegan, Stereogum, Prefix, SPIN and more for articles about the festival. Above photo by Carlye Wisel.
This year's CMJ is fast approaching and we couldn't be more excited for it. If you're going to be in the Big Apple for all the festivities, be sure and stop by the Polyvinyl showcase. This year's showcase will be held at Brooklyn's Bell House on Friday, Oct. 23rd and will see performances by Japandroids, Headlights, Owen, James Husband, Cale Parks and more! Doors open at 6 pm and the show runs all night, with additional DJ sets by Asobi Seksu after Japandroids perform. Check out the complete list of details and times below. Click each date for ticket info.
Headlights: 10/23 New York, NY @ Knitting Factory / Village Voice Day Party - 3:00 PM 10/23 Brooklyn, NY @ Bell House - Polyvinyl Showcase 12:00 AM 10/24 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg - AAM Day Party - 1:30 PM
Japandroids: 10/22 Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands - Death + Taxes Party - 11:00 PM 10/23 Brooklyn, NY @ Bell House - Polyvinyl Showcase - 1:00 AM
The Tripwire recently got a chance to hang out with Cale Parks in his Brooklyn apartment this summer. Check out a day in the life of Cale as he works on some music and talks about his latest EP, To Swift Mars. Follow the link below to check it out. Photo by Nikki Turner.
Cale Parks recently sat down with Insulinfunk to chat about his newest EP, To Swift Mars, and what the song-writing process is like. There's also a great review of To Swift Mars over at East Scene. Follow the links below to check everything out.
In between stops on their tour across the states, Cale Parks and Lemonade found some time to interview each other for Brightest Young Things. Each of them also offered up a few tracks for your listening pleasure. Check out the interviews by clicking the link below.
In the midst of his tour with Lemonade, Cale Parks had time to sit down with the Cleveland Bachelor to answer a few questions about his latest EP To Swift Mars and his current summer tour. Click the link below to check out the interview.
Brooklyn Vegan posted a great news item about Cale Parks' upcoming tour with Lemonade. The tour kicks off today at Santos Party House so if you're in the New York area, don't miss out on this great show. Click the link below to see the full article.
Chalk up another amazing review of To Swift Mars to the evergrowing list of accolades. This time, it's from Treble Zine and they had some great things to say! "Between its crevices and folds, To Swift Mars reveals highbrow, avant garde elements, but at its heart, it's a pop record, and a really good one at that." Click the link below to read the review.
Cale Parks just finished up a video for his latest single "One at a Time" and it just premiered on SPIN Earth today! The video was created by Shawn Brackbill and Adam Bennett and features Kendra Smalter, Brian Jacobs, Eric Lodwick, Yeal Greenberg, and Cale Parks. There's also a seperate segment that shows how the "One at a Time" video was made. Check out the official video below then follow the link to see the "making of" segment. Women's clothing provided by Iris Loeffler.
Anthem Magazine posted a great interview with Cale Parks in the Vital Stats section of their website. Check out the interview to find out Cale's favorite Brooklyn nightspot, what it's like getting away from the drum kit, and a bunch of other randomly interesting questions that you'd probably like to know. Click the link below to check out the interview.
It's a been a week since the release of Cale Parks' EP To Swift Mars and the reviews are coming in from all over the place! Cleveland Bachelor gave To Swift Mars "Album of the Week" and wrote a great review. There's even footage of Cale performing "One at a Time" on Diesel U:Music Radio in NYC. Click the link below to check it out.
Check out this great review for Cale Parks' new EP To Swift Mars in SPIN Magazine! The EP came out Tuesday and has been getting great reviews so far. SPIN compares Parks' latest release to "Junior Boys' seductive electro-pop" and "Beach House's languid balladry." Click the link below to check out the review.
Cale Parks recently sat down with Filter to talk about his new EP To Swift Mars, which came out today. Parks talks about his inspirations during the creation of To Swift Mars and what it's like to play shows by himself in comparrison to drumming for a band. Click the link below to read the interview.
It's new release week here at Polyvinyl and this time we're hitting you with two amazing releases! Both Japandroids' Post-Nothing and Cale Parks' To Swift Mars EP are out now and available for purchase at the PV online store.
Pitchfork gave Post-Nothing "Best New Music" and calls it "terminally catchy music played with punk's enthusiasm and velocity." To Swift Mars is also getting tons of great reviews in various outlets such as SPIN Magazine, who states, "opener "Eyes Won't Shut" channels Junior Boys' seductive electro-pop while the organ-heavy "Knight Conversation" evokes Beach House's languid balladry."
Click the links below to purchase these incredible releases and to read what others have to say about them.
Cale Parks recently sat down and answered 10 questions for You Aint No Picasso's segment called "My First Time." Check out the interview to find out about Cale's first concert, tour, and many others. Click the link below to check it out.
Indie Rock Reviews currently has Cale Parks' upcoming EP To Swift Mars available for an exclusive stream in its entireity! It's like getting to open that single present on Christmas Eve! Follow the link below to take a listen. If you like what you hear, head on over to the PV online store to pre-order the EP which comes out August 4th!
We're slowing making our way to the release of Cale Parks' new EP To Swift Mars with less than a week to go! Baeble had some great things to say about the EP with tons of New Wave comparrisons that make you want to "float high above the rooftops of a plasticine city." Sounds pretty good to me! Follow the link below to read the entire review and don't forget to pre-order To Swift Mars!