We Are Parasols

D // Vocals, Bass
Jerman // Guitars, Piano, Synthesizers, Programming, Samples
Alec Eye // Drums, Programming, Synthesizers

Genres - Industrialgaze, Darkwave

A throbbing beat. Machines on march. A guitar can be a drill or sing like an angel. A voice like a computer caught in a human throat. A whisper. A howl. Synthesizers; sometimes smooth and glassy, sometimes jagged and bloody. A walk on the shore can easily turn into an apocalyptic landscape depending on your perception.

We Are Parasols started out as a shoegaze band that used electronic production. They released a full-length, Infrastructure, and then an minimal-ambient ep, bite_your_tongue. The idea was that Infrastructure would serve as the structural guide that they would build upon for future releases. That’s not exactly how it worked out. There was a song on Infrastructure,“No Movement”, about an android sex worker. That song, not the rest of the album, was what spawned the musical world of Inertia, the bands sophomore full-length.  

Inertia combines industrial, shoegaze, pop, darkwave, and sci-fi to tell a dystopian, possibly humanist, probably anti-human, story about violence, technology, politics, control, and an android feminist anti-hero known only as a synthetic sexual tasked android body.   

We don’t know exactly how to describe the sound of Inertia but the band lists a range of influences; Bloody Knives, Cocteau Twins, Curve, Depeche Mode, Gazelle Twin, Nine Inch Nails, Skinny Puppy, and Wire.

AUDIO

RELEASES

Inertia Buy [bandcamp][itunes]

Inertia
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Infrastructure Buy [bandcamp] [itunes]

Infrastructure
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bite_your_tongue.ep Buy [bandcamp][itunes]

bite_your_tongue.ep
Buy [bandcamp][itunes]

hush (piano version) Free Download [bandcamp]

hush (piano version)
Free Download [bandcamp]

Pollution (Single) Buy [bandcamp] [itunes]

Pollution (Single)
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concrete (single) Buy [bandcamp][itunes]

concrete (single)
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No Movement (Single) Buy [bandcamp] [itunes]

No Movement (Single)
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dim (Single) Buy [bandcamp][itunes]

dim (Single)
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re:Union (Single) Buy [bandcamp] [itunes]

re:Union (Single)
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VIDEOS

We Are Parasols - hush (Piano Version)
Directed & Edited by Jeremy Wilkins
Alternate version of "hush" from Inertia

We Are Parasols - "Pollution (To The Sea)"
Directed and Edited by Jeremy Wilkins
Photography by We Are Parasols

We Are Parasols - "re:Union"
Directed by We Are Parasols / Edited by Jeremy Wilkins
Wedding Photography by Jason Roark

We Are Parasols - dim
Directed and Edited by Jeremy Wilkins
Photography by We Are Parasols / Visual Consultation by Daniel Kopton 

We Are Parasols - "No Movement"
Directed and Edited by Jeremy Wilkins
Band Photography by We Are Parasols

PHOTOS