New Athens/Atlanta-based rock trio Slow Parade features members of local moodsmiths Cicada Rhythm and Grand Vapids, and the music on the group's upcoming debut album, Big Plans, feels at times like a cross between the former's sepia-toned folk and the latter's slowcore shuffle.
But the kicker comes in the form of guitarist Matthew Pendrick, a former Decatur street busker and frontman of roots rockers Midnight Revival, whose insistent, twangy yowl anchors the band's free-floating instrumentation.
Today Flagpole is pleased to premiere the first single from Big Plans, set for release this spring.
"Stink I'm In" is the only cut on the record we were still learning when we started the record. Like a few of the other songs, it's basically about banging your head on wall in the face of your own stupidity. Also, it was summer in Georgia, and we all get the Stank.
Stream "Stink I'm In":