Top 3 facts of the new Identical Homes album

Top 3 facts of the new Identical Homes album

Exciting news! Seven new Identical Homes tracks are coming your way this summer! On August 7th to be exact. In true click-bait fashion, here are 3 AMAZING facts about this project:

  1. This album is completely instrumental. Why? Recording vocals is torture, and instrumental music is a new challenge.
  2. Many talented musicians are featured! Including old touring buddies Cory Grey, Eric Kuhn, Demetrius Antuna, Mathew Solberg, and usual collaborators Jake Krohn and Jon Fee.
  3. Some things these songs may inspire you to do:
    -slip on leather driving gloves and drive a sports car too fast
    -find an abandon warehouse to dance in/though while stopping in cat pose to breathe heavily
    -run up a large set of steps with a hoodie on, then turn, face the city, and raise your arms in victory

You can hear the first track here:

Look forward to doing one or all of these things along with the full album on August 7th!

Thanks for reading
-Daniel

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

A happy new year to you! We have updates, yes, many updates, but we find that as we get older, things aren’t as urgent as they once were. So, we have tracks recorded for new albums from Shuteye Unison, Things Of Youth, and Identical Homes, all just sitting on hard drives for now. But once we decide to get off of our pretty little butts and do something about it, a plethora of new music will be released.  I know what you are thinking, and I can assure you that we DO, in fact, know what a plethora is. Thank you for hanging in there with us!

Daniel and Jon

 

Shuteye Unison/Things of Youth back in the Studio

Shuteye Unison/Things of Youth back in the Studio

The Panoramic House is not only a mecca of Northern California recording, it’s a literal stone castle that sits on a mountainside overlooking Stinson Beach. They have every mic, every classic piece of vintage gear you have ever heard of, and even a 100-foot long reverb tunnel built into the hillside. It’s kinda nuts, but we were lucky enough to get a full week there.

Between fancy BBQs, sunset gazing, and dips in the ocean we were actually able to get some recording done. Cory Grey (of so many musical projects that I can’t mention them all here) manned the helm as we aimlessly wandered through the basic tracks of 4 new Shuteye Unison songs.

Adam Cimino also joined as we put down tracks for a  new Things of Youth album.

Both releases will be coming out on Parks and Records very soon. Stay Tuned!

Makes you feel like it’s 72 degrees in your head…all the time

Makes you feel like it’s 72 degrees in your head…all the time

No one can match the genius of Roritor master marketer Cicsco when he conceives of this slogan for GLeeMONEX, but Shuteye Unison will be back in the studio this summer, doing their best. They will arrive at the secret hillside castle studio overlooking Stinson and make noise until something doesn’t sound terrible. The good news: we will have new songs for release this year! Here are some excited reactions we have received, all from SEU’s past collaborators:

You forget about Papi? – Remco Vander Heide

Aren’t I in that band? – Jon Latimer

Will Herman get cheese? – Schuyler Feekes

Stay tuned!

Earth Days

Earth Days

OK, OK, Ok, this post is late. Our aim was for an Earth Day message, but we missed our window and then that got us thinking.  Why is there a window? Why only one day to celebrate this big beautiful beast of a planet? Why not EVERYDAY!

So we here at Parks and Records are celebrating Earth Days and it will be all about the littles things and how they add up. Pick up a random piece trash everyday and watch things really start to change. It’s not going to hurt you. We promise.

Jon

 

Extra Pals: A Bay Area Music Memoir

Extra Pals: A Bay Area Music Memoir

Check out this new video/collage featuring the music and antics of quite a few Parks and Records bands (B Hamilton, Silian Rail, Shuteye Unison) and friends! Created by Robin/Silian Rail.

Her musings: “A tight-knit community of diverse, lovingly interbred and criminally underrated bands made up a slice of the Bay Area music scene from roughly 2005-2013. This is a loving tribute to the friendships, memories and incredible music created during this singular era in the Bay.”

 

Giving back

Giving back

The Fee boys wanted to write and say “WHAT’S UUUUUUUUUP?” And while we have you:

Throughout the year we try to do our part every day to protect the great outdoors.  We believe it’s the little things that count.  More bike less car.  Supporting local businesses.  Saying no to plastic.  Picking up that piece of trash on the trail instead of passing it by.  After all, just because you didn’t pack it in, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pack it out!

Once a year Parks and Records makes a donation to organizations who’s mission is to protect our great National Parks and we’ve been doing so since 2007!

In 2017 we made donations to the following:
National Parks Conservation Association
National Park Foundation

NEW YEAR and NEW SITE!

NEW YEAR and NEW SITE!

Happy New Year! 2017 is now history. With the New Year we have a fresh new site and are working on a couple new releases to boot. Check it out and smell that fresh technology.

Stay Golden,
Jon & Daniel

Giving back – 10 years and we’re just getting started

Giving back – 10 years and we’re just getting started

Here at Parks and Records a percentage of our sales go to good-doing-planet-earth-focused organizations.

In 2016 Parks and Records made donations to the following: National Parks Conservation Association & National Park Foundation.

What’s most exciting is this marks our 10th year giving back!  And we are just getting started. We may be small, but we are always stepping in the right direction.

Cheers,

Jon and Daniel

New Studio!

New Studio!

Our dream of having a fully functioning audio production, mixing and mastering studio has finally come true! In January. We set up our official home office/studio on a magnificent piece of land in San Anselmo, CA. I have already been hard at work, collaborating with Namesake, Built for the Sea, The Desert Cult, and an especially exciting project with Sell The Heart Records; a 22 song tribute to Fugazi featuring Identical Homes, yes, ON WAX. We look forward to years and years of park-inspired music making with you!

-Daniel

Visit the Black Lodge Studio.

Black Lodge

Daniel at Black Lodge Studio, undisclosed location in Northern California.