Quiet Parade releases their new, self-titled album on Friday, September 18 via Acadian Embassy. Watch the video for the full-length’s lead single, “We Were Here,“ HERE or below. In support of the new record, the band embarks on an Eastern Canadian tour. Dates are as follows:
September 12 – Charlottetown, PE @ Fishbone’s
September 17 – Toronto, ON @ The Burdock Music Hall
September 18 – Hamilton, ON @ Homegrown Hamilton
September 19 – Wakefield, QC @ The Blacksheep Inn
September 20 – Sackville, NB @ Thunder & Lightning
November 20 – Halifax, NS @ The Seahorse Tavern
Like the music itself, Quiet Parade’s evolution has moved in a slow crescendo, steadily but insistently building on a foundation of nostalgia and longing, to create songs that are as forward-looking melodically as they are lyrically wistful, a carefully cultivated combination of folk-pop music. Quiet Parade marched to life as a solo project for Trevor Murphy, but on this self-titled full-length, the Halifax fog-rock unit steps forward together.
Recorded and produced by award-winning producer Daniel Ledwell (Jenn Grant, The Fortunate Ones, Oh Pep) at Echo Lake, Quiet Parade is steeped in winding guitar lines, fading choruses, insistent percussion, and words that go straight for the heart. It’s an album for late-night drives and early morning walks, on headphones at a whisper and stereos turned up loud.
While Murphy has always had a steady hand on his own memories, the mood here is wider, wiser, more confident—even when admitting its mistakes. Debut single “We Were Here” evokes Plans-era Death Cab For Cutie, with its mid-tempo stumble through a sleeping town, its soaring chorus the promise of legacy. The upbeat piano line in“Heavy Winter” belies the lyrics’ sense of loss and confusion, while propulsive percussion keeps heads above water in “Ancestors.“ In “City of the Dead”—”we’re all born and bred/to be liars“—we wait for help that maybe never comes, or could be caught on the back of the whoa-oh-ohs stitched underneath. “Light Back Home” wears its honesty boldly, offering apologies and solutions in equal measure.
Pre-order the album right now in the Acadian Embassy store.
Learn more about Quiet Parade HERE.