I’ve just been thoroughly entertained spending three minutes learning the facts about this white-clad, closely-related band of
Mormons not-Mormons from Los Angeles called The Parson Red Heads. Their sound is bright and dappled, and the video gets it spot-on at the 1:34 mark when they talk about the best part of the song being the BA-BA-BA-BAAAAs.
There is, in fact, red hair involved with these folks, and they’ve all taken a stage name (a few listed in the title) with the common surname of Parson. Kinda reminds me of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes if they found some revelational religion and moved to Utah, or on a more cosmetic level, the Partridge Family if they dressed like the Bee Gees.
Punctual As Usual – Parson Red Heads
They have a new 7″ called Orangufang out now on JAXART, and they are on the road this fall with folks like Henry Clay People, Cotton Jones and Roadside Graves.
Completely winning video review sent to me from Dainon, who I should start paying a salary to, originally made by The Anchor Center, who I have decided to love. The video’s from January 2007, so I’m only slightly behind on this one.