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Release info

Release date: 
September 22, 2015
Total songs: 
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Quiet Parade

We first encountered East Coast rock combo Quiet Parade with their 2013 EP Old Haunts. It impressed us a great deal, as does their new eponymous full-length (their second). The group is built around the melodic and lyrically perceptive songs of mainman Trevor Murphy, and they are given vibrant shape by his bandmates and noted producer/engineer Daniel Ledwell (Jenn Grant, The Fortunate Ones), who also contributes lap steel and horns (the album was recorded at Ledwell's rustic Echo Lake studio). There's a nice dynamic sweep to the material, and focus track "We Were Here" is already charting high on CBC Radio 2, while the gently wistful "Running Out Of Time" is another highlight. Of note: here at NCM, we also know Murphy as an efficient music publicist (Pigeon Row). Let's hope some touring is planned for his band.