October 07, 2010

Parallels: Visionaries (Deluxe Edition)

Why not re-release an album as a deluxe edition with the bonus disc containing only one new song (most likely an outtake that was rightly shelved a the tine), a cover and four remixes that go nowhere? Apparently nobody had the balls to tell the Parallels that an idea like that is a rip-off and a bad career move.

Visionaries is an album that can stand on its own as an update of Eighties synth wave. The Toronto duo have captured the dark party mood of that era, with singer Holly Dodson riding on top of the music, spilling haunting lyrics about night life and death, with Cameron Findlay emulating the hallucinogenic backdrop of old school synthesizers. Plenty of robotic vocals, too. Recommended if you like OMD, Propaganda and Berlin.

Visionaries (Deluxe Edition) is a self-released album. USA only. Buy it from the band's website. Release date: October 25.

Disc 1:
  1. Find The Fire
  2. Ultralight
  3. Dry Blood
  4. Nightmares
  5. Reservoir
  6. City of Stars
  7. Magnetics
  8. Counterparts
  9. Vienna
  10. Midnight Voices
  11. Shadow Hearts
  12. All We'll Ever Know
Disc 2:
  1. Reservoir (Human Life Remix)
  2. Midnight Voices (TRUST Remix)
  3. All We'll Ever Know (Gypsy Midnight Remix)
  4. Ultralight (Dark Esquire Remix)
  5. Pet Semetary (The Ramones Cover)
  6. The Raven

Video: Parallels - Ultralight

Live dates:
  • 10/15 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
  • 10/19-23 NYC, NY @ CMJ (venues TBA)
  • 10/31 Miami, FL @ The Raleigh
  • 12/18 Miami, FL @ Electric Pickle

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