Civilization by Parallels (Official Video) available to buy now on bandcamp/iTunes:
Produced at Marigold Studios in Toronto
Lyrics, programming, vocals : Holly Dodson
synths, vocals : Artem Galperine
Drums: Nick Dodson
Production, mixing & engineering : Parallels & Rich Dodson
Director: Mark Moliterni
Cinematographer: Howard Wan
1st Assistant Director: Yazdan Tabrizi
Production Designer: Gabby Bevilacqua
1st Assistant Camera: Artem Pashkevich
Hair and Make-up Artist: Wendy Tinning
Colourist: Andrew Salkey
Swing: Peter Paik
Gaffer: Issa Shah
Dolly Grip: Dylan Morgan
Special Thanks: Teri Leese, Mary-Lynn & Rich Dodson, Ayla Millepied
Toronto-based synth-pop crew Parallels return today (June 26) with the follow-up to 2012's XII, delivering their latest EP Civilization. To mark the occasion, Exclaim! is streaming the record in its entirety and premiering the brand new video for the EP's title track.
The band recently shared a cover rendition of New Order's "Age of Consent," which appears on Civilization, though there's also a hearty serving of original material on the new release. From the shimmering opening notes of "IRL" to the title track to the immediately infectious, dancefloor-ready "The Kids Will Save Detroit," the songs are neatly woven together by Holly Dodson's airy yet evocative voice and percussive synth beats that range from total shoegazers to borderline party starters.
As for the new "Civilization" video, it features some brightly lit performance shots cut with background footage of power fields. It was directed by Mark Moliterni.