Salt Lake City-based band The National Parks freed their long-awaited album “Places” back on September 15th. The National Parks started on a nationwide tour September 18th
The band is still led by Brady Parks ( of Denver, CO) and noticed a number of adjustments earlier than settling right into a dynamic 5-piece. With Brady being re-joined through original member Sydney Macfarlane as a lead vocalist and John Hancock on electric guitar, Cam Brannelly on drums and Megan Parks on violin.
Brady Parker states “As I started writing new music for this album, I was feeling a lot of pressure to aim for singles or a 3-5 track EP at most. We’re independent so it wasn’t pressured from a label or anything but just looking at industry trends it makes a lot more financial sense to push singles. But I couldn’t do it. As I started writing there was just a pull to write a collection of songs under this sort of umbrella concept about places and how they shape us in a whole bunch of ways. So I just went for it and decided to write another full album and I’m really proud of that. I think each song on the album is better in the context of the full album. I really do feel like we created something worth listening to start-to-finish.”
Their music has appeared at #13 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter Chart and #5 on Billboard’s regional Heatseekers Chart and has amassed tens of millions of streams on Spotify. Don’t forget to check if The National Parks will be playing in your area below.
The National Parks Tour:
October 7 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
October 13 – Atlanta, GA – Vinyl
October 14 – Charlotte, NC – The Evening Muse
October 16 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
October 18 – Vienna, VA – Jammin Java
October 20 – Boston, MA – The Middle East
October 21 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
October 23 – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
October 25 – St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill
October 27 – Denver, CO – Globe Hall