Cale Parks to release “To Swift Mars” on Polyvinyl

Polyvinyl to Release Cale Parks To Swift Mars. U.S. Tour with Passion Pit.


After releasing his second full-length album Sparklace in fall 2008, Cale Parks, influential and renowned drummer for Aloha and White Williams, is back with a new 6 track EP titled To Swift Mars. With this release, Parks takes his songwriting to another level with immediate, concise pop structures that weave together electronic elements with full-bodied percussion and influences ranging from the overlapping arpeggios of Philip Glass to the post-prog pop of early Peter Gabriel.. Recorded at Inner Ear studios by fellow Aloha member T.J. Lipple and mixed by Brian Jacobs of Apes and Androids, To Swift Mars highlights the solidarity of Parks’ creative songwriting process and breaks the usual assumptions of what a percussionist’s solo project might sound like.

After logging tours with Ted Leo, Anathallo and Passion Pit in the past year, Parks will set out on the road yet again this summer.  He will embark on a nationwide tour opening for Passion Pit and Harlem Shakes that kicks off on May 24, @ Wonder Ballroom in Portland, OR and wraps up on June 18, @ Paradise in Boston, MA. On top of everything, Parks found time to contribute to a number of songs on the upcoming Passion Pit albumManners due out May 19, on Columbia Records. 

To Swift Mars Tracklist
1. Knight Conversation
2. Running Family
3. One At A Time
4. Eyes Won’t Shut
5. Crystal Air
6 We Can Feel It.

Tour Dates
5/22 Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern      
5/24 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *    
5/26 San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s 365 Club *
5/28 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour *    
5/29 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex *
5/30 Pamona, CA @ Glass House *    
6/2 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre *
6/3 Austin, TX @ Emo’s Alternative Lounging *    
6/4 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live *     
6/5 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon *    
6/6 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn *     
6/8 Richmond, VA @ The National *
6/9 Washington, DC @ Black Cat *
6/13 Covington, KY @ Madhatter Club *
6/14 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle *
6/17 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place #
6/18 Boston, MA @ Paradise * 

* w/ Passion Pit & Harlem Shakes
# w/ Passion Pit

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