There's an edge to all of Butch Parnell's songs. Even the softest, most gentle tracks have a functional blade. Whether as part of his celebrated New York alt-country rock band, Runaway Dorothy, or on his new solo EP, The Brightness, you have a storyteller who doesn't sugarcoat it. With a wry eye and a knowing mind, Parnell stretches the listener's ability to enjoy dark country folk in the most sunshine way.
BEST OF 2015 ALBUM SELECTION - Parnell's got a winner on his hands in these slow, gorgeous songs. Put 'Brightness' on repeat. Then guess how many times it plays through before you see your watch. Hypnotic and so pretty. I haven't talked to the man about the record yet, but rest assured I will. And while I'm not so interested in why it was made, I am very curious of how. And what happened in those recording sessions. Is there more? The qualities are as rich as they are simple. The sparse, ghost-like silver strings on "Windows" - and the strange sound married with voice! Maybe the most haunting things I've heard this year.
Adam Duritz and Ryan Spaulding are delighted to share the news that Butch Parnell will be opening the day for us on Saturday 10/17 at the Bowery Electric. This is a set you're going to want to see and provide your attention for! In all, this will be Parnell's third time playing The Outlaw Roadshow and it's wonderful to have him back. This will be one of the best sets on Saturday.
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