Monday, April 11, 2011

MP3 Monday

We have a serious crush on Holly Dodson, lead singer of the Canadian duo, Parallels. The electronic-pop duo have been wowing audiences with their vintage synth-driven licks and uptempo HI-NRG rhythm patterns. Likened to acts such as Giorgio Moroder, New Order and Depeche Mode, Parallels was born when drummer Cameron Findlay, former drummer of Crystal Castles, partnered up with the sweet-voiced Dodson to complete a selection of tracks he had been working on. Debut single 'Ultralight' was all it took for them to be recognized by music lovers across the globe, for their incredible music video and soonafter, a feature on a recent Kitsune Records compilation. With vocal stylings that have been compared Madonna's true-blue era, honey-haired front girl Dodson channels the magnetism of free-spirited predecessors whilst weaving together sounds of static circuitry with lilting neu-Italo undertones into a patchwork of complex sonic stratums.

Click HERE to download the original version of Ultralight and the Midnight Surfer Remix.

Parallels have shared the stage with internationally-acclaimed artists such as Florence and the Machine, The Juan MacLean, Sebastian Tellier, Crystal Castles, Midnight Juggernauts, A-Trak, Broken Social Scene and Miami Horror. Be sure not to miss one of their upcoming shows coming to a town near you!

Thursday, April 14 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Much Cafe

Saturday, April 16 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue : DJ Set w/ Soviet Panda

Monday, April 18 - Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar

Friday, April 22 - Denver, CO @ Moe’s

Thursday, April 28 - Phoeniz, AZ @ Bar Smith

Friday, April 29 - Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress

Saturday, April 30 - El Paso, TX @ Neon Desert Music Festival

Thursday, May 5 - Dallas, TX @ TBA

Thursday, May 12 - Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn

Friday, May 13 - Tallahassee, FL @ Engine Room

Sunday, May 15 - Tampa, FL @ Crowbar

Thursday, May 19 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Respectable Street

Saturday, May 21 - Miami, FL @ Vagabond

Saturday, May 28 - Brooklyn, NY @ Public Assembly

Watch the video for Ultralight: