Indie Rock/Americana (Portland, Ore.)
Dichotomies abound within the Parson Red Heads. The band has been together for eight years and have only released a pair of albums, including the exquisite and just-released Yearling. Even with their long history, The Parson Red Heads are young, and yet they sing and play with the poise and accomplishment of veterans from the ’70s. They are virtually unknown and recorded a good deal of Yearling at Mitch Easter’s Fidelitorium with dB founder Chris Stamey producing. And with the right exposure for the amazing Yearling, the Parson Red Heads won’t be unknown for long.
You’ll Dig It If You Dig: The Jayhawks, CSNY and the Byrds, reflected in a saloon mirror behind Dawes, Fleet Foxes and Blitzen Trapper. (Brian Baker, CityBeat)
~ "The Parson Red Heads create throwback '60's psychedelic folk for a new generation of hippies ... long live the free and easy!!" (Under The Radar)
~ "The Parson’s [have] the feel of a bright blue summer day melting into a cotton-candy pink twilight—[songs] of Byrdsian jangle, super ball bouncy bass lines, stone-washed four-piece harmonies, and the occasional drowsy slide guitar lick. It’s the ideal soundtrack to a lazy afternoon cookout, with filets and BBQ-sauce smothered chicken breasts on the grill, a Corona with lime tucked into your palm." (Stylus)