Doug Gillard‘s presence in the Ohio and New York music scenes is unreputable. After his involvement in Guided by Voices and Nada Surf (as well as an array of notable collaborations with the likes of Richard Buckner, My Dad is Dead, and Yuji Oniki), Gillard has now released his third official solo album, Parade On. Notwithstanding his undeniable influence in indie music over the past two decades, Parade On is surely one of Gillard‘s most impressive albums to date. Gillard recorded the new album in New York City and Austin, playing every instrument except drums. The personal touch Gillard gives to the record doesn’t go unnoticed, from the pop-driven rhythm of “Ready For Death” to the somber strummings of “Your Eyes.” Parade On shows Gillard flipping through his musical rolodex of influences and piecing together a snapshot of indie rock’s history.
“It’s beaming with the expected unbelievable guitar work that is his trademark, and overall bittersweet pop sounds…”
RIYL: Elvis Costello, Wire, Elliott Smith, Dinosaur Jr., The Pastels, Neutral Milk Hotel
Recommended Tracks: Track #1 “Ready For Death”, track #3 “Your Eyes”, track #5 “Upper Hand”, track #8 “Oh My Little Girl”, track #11 “Parade On”
Going for Adds 4/7 & 4/8
Label: Nine Mile Records