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!

Give a little bit, give a little bit of your $$$ to…

Give a little bit, give a little bit of your $$$ to…

It’s that time again. Time to give thanks and give back.

Thanks – Thank you to our friends, fans, and families for coming to shows, buying stuff, and just being there for Parks and Records over the years.

Give back – This year Parks and Records is giving a percentage of sales to the following awesome organizations:

National Parks Conservation AssociationProtecting our parks

National Park FoundationInspiring generations of national park enthusiasts

Marin County Bicycle Coalitionstriving for 20% of all trips in Marin to be made by bicycling or walking by 2020

This marks the 8th year of Parks and Records and we are just getting warmed up.

See you all in 2015 as we start the year with our 10th release – The Things of Youth, Volume One.

Happy Holidays!

Team Parks and Records

Number 9.  Number 9.  Number 9.  Number 9.  Identical Homes  “A. Hydrophelia”

Number 9. Number 9. Number 9. Number 9. Identical Homes “A. Hydrophelia”

We like to think the Beatles were the first to anticipate this release. Sure it was the late sixties and we were yet to be born, but they were musical visionaries and knew our ninth release would be something of great promise.

With that said, we are excited to announce the arrival of the new album from Identical Homes, “A. Hydrophelia”. Not often can you some up an album in two words, but this one you can. EAR CANDY.

And it gets better. The 12″ vinyl is a beautiful picture disc and limited to only 100 copies. Likely to sell-out folks. For those of you who do the mp3 thing – it’s on all major platforms.

Many thanks to all the friends and family who pitched-in via KickStarter to help bring this beauty to fruition.



Listen/Buy – A Hydrophelia: 12″ Full Color Vinyl Picture Disc | Bandcamp | iTunes | Amazon MP3