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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
CMT Edge Premieres “Stone’s Throw” Acoustic Video

CMT Edge Premieres “Stone’s Throw” Acoustic Video

CMT: The lyric “Do you ever think about the stars? / To see them clear, you have to step into the dark” is one that a lot of people could take to heart. What does that lyric mean to you? Brady: I think that is the lyric that encompasses the meaning of this song and the overarching theme of the entire album. Sometimes the unknown is terrifying but beautiful and exciting. When you’re standing on the edge of something big you just need to take that leap of faith. For the full inteview: The National Parks Take A Leap of... read more
Baeble Music Premieres “BA BA RA”

Baeble Music Premieres “BA BA RA”

“The obvious comparison to make with The National Parks is to Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros or Mumford & Sons, but that misses on how much more modern The National Parks feel to those more old-fashioned roots acts. The National Parks has a bigger, poppier sound with just enough of a hint of sparse electronic influences to set them apart from the roots crowd.” Read the full premiere... 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
Born Music features “As We Ran” Tour Video

Born Music features “As We Ran” Tour Video

UK – “As We Ran” is a follow-up to The National Parks’ debut album Young, which combines a flurry of horns and piano chords with banjo, violin and layered vocals to create upbeat, folk-pop tracks. Upon release, the album quickly rose to #13 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart.” See full feature... read more