Mat Kearney with The National Parks
Taft Theatre, 317 E 5th St, Cincinnati, OH
7pm doors, 8pmshow, Buy Tickets
Folk-influenced male/female indie pop band The National Parks will be coming to Cincinnati on Friday, October 29th at the Taft Theatre supporting Mat Kearney, following the release of their new album A Mix For The End Of The World – Part 1, due out October 8th. The band’s two-part independent digital-only project, that will see Part 2 coming in early 2022, features their new single “UFO” along with the singles “Headlights” and “Summer Bird.”
A Mix For The End Of The World – Part 1 follows the Provo, UT-based quartet’s critically acclaimed 2020 album Wildflower and continues to showcase the band’s sonic evolution and lead vocalist/guitarist Brady Parks’ deep and heartfelt songwriting. The 8-track collection, recorded at June Audio and produced and mixed by their longtime collaborator Scott Wiley, was inspired by love and life, and chronicles the fear, joy, uncertainty, and peace that life might look like at the end of the world. The band’s new music beautifully combines the world of folk/Americana with modern synths and drum sounds. PRESS HERE to listen to the cosmic love song “UFO” and PRESS HERE to listen to “Headlights” and “Summer Bird.”
Since emerging in 2013 with their introductory album Young, The National Parks — Brady Parks [guitar, vocals], Sydney Macfarlane [keys, vocals], Cam Brannelly [drums] and Megan Parks [violin] — have quietly grown into an independent phenomenon with roots embedded in blissful pop, cinematic electronics, organic orchestration, and rock energy. The four-piece has racked up over 150 million total streams, sold out headlining shows across the country, toured with Andy Grammer, Peter Bjorn and John and WILD, and performed at KAABOO Del Mar, SXSW and CMJ, while garnering praise and support from the likes of NPR, Paste, PopMatters, Relix, Atwood Magazine, Glide Magazine, Parade, and Substream Magazine and comparisons to The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, and The Head and The Heart. Their fourth full-length album, Wildflower, featuring the singles “Waiting For Lightning,” “Wildflower,” “Time” and “I Can Feel It,” elevated The National Parks to the next level and spawned The Wildflower Podcast. Additionally, The National Parks have curated their own festival experience Superbloom Music Festival, which they will headline on Saturday, October 9th at Sand Hollow Resort in Hurricane, UT. The first-ever event will also feature performances from Yoke Lore, Joseph, Joshua James, Ellee Duke, Brother. and Arbour Season. PRESS HERE to listen to the official Superbloom 2021 Playlist on Spotify.