The Parson Red Heads are excited to announce the upcoming release of a brand new studio record, Lifetime of Comedy, due out November 13th on Fluff and Gravy Records (USA) / You Are The Cosmos Records (EUR). It’s their first release of new recordings since 2017s album Blurred Harmony.
Written and arranged by the band in the first couple years after releasing and supporting Blurred Harmony, this collection of songs is the first the band has fully written, arranged, and recorded without founding guitarist and singer Sam Fowles, and the first to be produced and engineered entirely by long-time Parson member Raymond Richards (who has produced many records over the years, including some by favorites such as Local Natives, The Blank Tapes, and Blitzen Trapper).
An album full of dreams, self-reflection, and weary yearning, Lifetime of Comedy covers a lot of sonic ground. If you’re familiar with the Parsons work, you’ll hear some familiar touch-stones - beautiful vocal melodies and harmonies, sparkling pedal steel-driven cosmic Americana and folk rock, coupled with new elements to their sound, layered synths, organs and mellotrons, songs that build and drive to chaotically beautiful peaks.