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NEW SINGLE

"SWEET XTC"

OUT NOW!

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THE CHEERFUL COPING EP

Produced & mixed by Alan Day at Ghost Hit Recording

Mastered by Adam Ayan at Ayan Mastering

Set to release as a collection of singles throughout the Spring/Summer of 2024 before the full release on August.

TRACK LISTING

1. Cheerful Coping    2. Sweet XTC    3. American Made    4. Chuggy    5. WDP40    6. It's Been a Year

MAKING THE RECORD: EPISODE 1: "CHEERFUL COPING"

HOW IT STARTED

For We Demand Parachutes, the ideology is simple: Work with purpose, be grateful, be humble, and play every show like it’s the last. The alternative rock and pop-punk trio originated when guitarist and vocalist Kevin McCord was deployed overseas with the United States Military. In late 2016, while Kevin was on deployment in Africa, he sought a creative outlet. With only a laptop and a wi-fi connection, he began sharing musical ideas with his two childhood friends: Bassist and programmer Seth Richardson and drummer Ben Shumaker, who were both stateside working in live sound. After exchanging a handful of demos, it became clear that We Demand Parachutes was meant to write and produce music together.

THE LAST TWO YEARS

With the release of the Outside the Null Field EP in November 2022, produced by Alan Day of Four Year Strong, We Demand Parachutes quickly become a true up-and-coming band in the alternative music scene. In just a few short years, the band has shared stages with some of the world's largest act's during numerous festival appearances including Blue Ridge Rock Fest 2022 and NXNE 2023. They've also provided support for amazing artists such as The Dangerous  Summer, Tiny Moving Parts, Boys of Fall, Set It Off and more.

THE PATH AHEAD

WDP is gearing up to unveil their highly anticipated second EP Cheerful Coping, the band's second project with the esteemed Alan Day of Four Year Strong at Ghost Hit Recording, throughout the Spring/Summer of 2024. Behind their new music and proven track record of electrifying performances, We Demand Parachutes is ready to ride their current wave of momentum and blaze new trails to success. With plans to announce upcoming tour dates throughout the U.S. in 2024, they look forward to bringing their pulsating beats and infectious energy to audiences far and wide.

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20,000+ MONTHLY LISTENERS | 5,000+ FOLLOWERS

MUSIC VIDEOS

"Hungover You" (Official Music Video)

"Cigarette Break" (Live @ Revelry Studios)

RECENT PRESS

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In a chaotic and uncertain world, We Demand Parachutes return with a new song designed to inspire and empower their fans. While the burden of the world may seem overwhelming when looking at our social media feeds, the band offer a dose of positivity with their approach to “Cheerful Coping.” Produced and recorded by Four Year Strong’s Alan Day, the pop punk band capture the spirit of the modern day and the ability to keep going despite the challenges we face. With lyrics that reflect everyday struggles and an explosive melody, the song promises to be an anthem for those looking to stay strong in the midst of adversity.

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The title track to a new six-track EP due out later this year, “Cheerful Coping” reflects a creative songwriting shift for We Demand Parachutes, taking demos and ideas born in isolation and rebuilding them through the pre-production process in the studio with Day at Ghost Hit Recording studio in West Springfield, Massachusetts.

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A relatable pop-punk anthem all about the weight of the world? Yes, please! ‘Cheerful Coping’ is a catchy, pop-punk track by We Demand Parachutes that’ll have you bopping your head and chanting the chorus. Said to be the story of the underdog; it’s all about rising to face the world’s weight and become a better version of yourself. If you love pop-punk songs with a coating of alt-rock, then this is definitely the song for you!

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Alan Day, the Four Year Strong vocalist/guitarist helped piece together the pop-punk band’s debut album, which is starting to sound like an early-2000s Best Of Rock compilation (Lit, American Hi-Fi, Nine Days). While Day certainly plays a part, full credit to the entire trio for very quickly carving out a sound for themselves that anyone can easily fall for.

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"Seemingly inspired by bands like Angels & Airwaves,
there’s a visceral sound enveloped within layers of dreamy guitar melodies."

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The super-polished “29” is a wildly infectious song that intentionally contrasts with its darker lyrical tone.

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"We Demand Parachutes produce a cathartic musical architecture in the vein of Angels And Airwaves and American Teeth. They aim to balance nostalgic 2000s rock roots with the big pop hooks of today."

FESTIVAL APPEARANCES

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OTHER PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS
SHARING STAGES WITH:

THE DANGEROUS SUMMER  TINY MOVING PARTS  PEACH PIT
DRIVEWAYS  YOUNG RISING SONS  BOYS OF FALL  JONNY CRAIG  POPTROPICASLUTZ!  CHLOE LILAC  I SET MY FRIENDS ON FIRE 
SET IT OFF  CHERIE AMOUR  THE MAGUAS  OLIVIA CASTRIOTA
COLD WEATHER COMPANY  MORNING IN MAY  AND MANY MORE!

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

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