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"29"

Released October 7, 2022

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"HUNGOVER YOU"

Released September 2, 2022

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BEHIND THE TRACKS

HOW IT STARTED & TODAY'S SUCCESS

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 group was incepted originally when Kevin was deployed overseas with the United States Military, and Seth and Ben were working in live sound. In late 2016 Kevin started sending ideas from a deployment in Africa back to Seth and Ben. After a few demos were passed back and forth it was clear We Demand Parachutes were meant to be writing and producing music together.

 

The group met in North Carolina for two weeks following that deployment and set their sights on creating a sound that that could capture their individual stories and experiences. For the first two years, We Demand Parachutes existed over google drive and group message. Everyone lived in separate states and countries. The name We Demand Parachutes originated as a tongue and cheek conversation when Kevin was attending military free-fall school. Despite the creative limitations of those early years, We Demand Parachutes never stopped writing.

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23,700+ MONTHLY LISTENERS | 3,900+ FOLLOWERS

Full-throttle from the first press of the play button, both "29" and “Hungover You” were produced by Alan Day of Worcester pop-punk heroes Four Year Strong, and serve as the addictive first tastes of We Demand Parachutes’ forthcoming EP Outside The Null Field, set for impact in November 2022. These two tracks are the jump-off into new and exciting territories for the Boston/NYC-based group, fueling that feeling of endless fun and 

never-ending good times as the music explodes out of the speakers. These songs are the conduit for a personal connection between We Demand Parachutes’ three core members – vocalist and guitarist Kevin McCord, bassist and programmer Seth Richardson, and drums and percussionist Ben Shumaker – and their creative community of friends, fans and collaborators that spans far and wide.

NEW MUSIC

A LIVE LOOK

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RECENT PRESS

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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 are so obsessed with this band that it’s not even funny. We Demand Parachutes takes us right back to the early 2000s when songs with this vibe were in every movie and had taken over the mainstream."

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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 | PEACH PIT | BOYS OF FALL
I SET MY FRIENDS ON FIRE | SET IT OFF | DRIVEWAYS 
CHERIE AMOUR | THE MAGUAS | COLD WEATHER COMPANY
WOLD RD. | MORNING IN MAY | PAPER TIGERS | OLIVIA CASTRIOTA

AND MANY MORE!

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES