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Paste Music Hosts The National Parks Live

Paste Music Hosts The National Parks Live

“Watch The National Parks Live at Paste Studio at 2:30 p.m. EST” “The National Parks play anthemic indie-folk as boundless as their name would suggest.” Read the full review and watch the studio session here: Paste Music Studio... read more
Atwood Magazine Premieres ‘Currents’

Atwood Magazine Premieres ‘Currents’

PREMIERE: PASSION & PERSEVERANCE IN THE NATIONAL PARKS’ DRIVING “CURRENTS” From what we’ve heard so far, Places promises to find The National Parks continuing their upwards ascent. Lead single “Places” and the soul-stirring “At the Heart” suggest that Brady Parks has pushed himself farther on this record than ever before, both musically and topically. Contributions from band members seem to be at an all-time high as well, with each instrumentalist taking on more responsibilities to carry melodies, harmonies, rhythm and more. A personal ballad with an unceasing drive, “Currents” is a warm ode to passion and perseverance. Read the full review here: Atwood Magazine Premieres ‘Currents’... read more
PopMatters Premieres ‘Lights in the City’

PopMatters Premieres ‘Lights in the City’

The National Parks – ‘Lights in the City’ Audio Premiere “It’s easy to see that the band is reaching for more ambitious horizons with their newest output. From the naturally uplifting sway of its arrangement to its melding with newfound layers of pop sensibility, one could argue that they’re achieving those goals.” Read the full review here: PopMatters Premieres ‘Lights in the... read more
SLUG Magazine Reviews “Until I Live”

SLUG Magazine Reviews “Until I Live”

The National Parks = Lord Huron + Bronze Radio Return + Of Monsters and Men “Over half this album is on consistent rotation during my morning run, and that’s about the highest praise I can offer anyone. This is a wonderful local band who won’t be “local” for too long. I suggest catching them before you’re shelling out 30 bucks to hear them from basketball seats.” –Benjamin Tilton Read the full review here: Slug Mag Reviews “Until I... read more
PopMatters Premieres Monsters of the North Release

PopMatters Premieres Monsters of the North Release

In August 2015, the Provo, Utah band The National Parks will release their sophomore LP, Until I Live. As the lyric video for album cut “Monsters of the North” reveals, however, this seven-piece outfit has already readied itself for the summer months. With elegant typeface laid atop a string of beautifully photographed nature imagery, “Monsters of the North”‘s lyric video feels like a whole summer rolled up into three minutes and 52 seconds. Combine that with a chorus that’s perfect for road-trip singalongs and you’ve got a fine aural/video pairing. Read the full article here: The National Parks – Monsters of the North... read more
The Vinyl District Premieres ‘At The Heart’

The Vinyl District Premieres ‘At The Heart’

The National Parks, The TVD First Date and Premiere, “At The Heart” “I wrote ‘At The Heart’ during a process of reflecting on some of the most impactful relationships in my life. I walked through those relationships from beginning to the end, thinking about the good times and ultimately the ending. Some of the memories were painful to think about and I kept coming back to the idea that even though those relationships didn’t work out, they were still incredibly meaningful and those people helped shape me into who I am today.” -Brady Parks Read the full article here: The Vinyl District Premieres ‘At The... read more
Impose Magazine Premieres “Places”

Impose Magazine Premieres “Places”

The National Parks, “Places” ““Places” is an infectious tune with lyrics that speak to everyone.  Even if you aren’t someone who has extensively travelled, you have certainly had extensive experiences in your life and “Places” expresses that feeling.” Read the full review here: Impose Mag Reviews... read more
PopWrapped Reviews NYC Show

PopWrapped Reviews NYC Show

PopWrapped reviews our performance at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City. “Branded as electronic folk pop, they actually remind me of The Civil Wars–a quiet musical storm… but they certainly turned the Rockwood Music Hall into a party.” Read the full review here – The National Parks: Their Sound Stands... read more
NPR’s All Song’s Considered Premieres “Helsinki” Video

NPR’s All Song’s Considered Premieres “Helsinki” Video

“There’s a tension in that opening guitar line that adds a bit of mystery to the video, in which a father (played by Finnish actor Antti Luusuaniemi) walks into a still-dark bedroom to wake up his young son. But after that ominous start this video fills with sweetness and wonder.” -Bob Boilen, NPR’s All Song’s Considered.... read more
Relix Premieres Tour Video for “As We Ran”

Relix Premieres Tour Video for “As We Ran”

The band tells Relix, “‘As We Ran’ is one of our favorite songs to play live! It has an immediate energy and the crowd reacts to that from the very first downbeat. It’s big, it’s fun, there’s just a really positive emotion to it that fans connect with. And we wanted to capture that in the video so live show footage, together with shots from tour stops around the country, seemed like the perfect fit!” Full article... read more