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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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.