Interview by: Mac M.
Video & Photos by: Brent Baxter Photography

Recently we caught up with Dallas folk-rockers Parallel Play to find out about their new upcoming EP “Bucket of Lies” due out March 1st. Political views, studio vibes, penis sizes and my personal lack of dungeons and dragons knowledge were on topic.

Enjoy the candor and please accept our advanced apologies to Erin’s Grandmother or anyone else who might be offended. Reader discretion is advised and don’t shoot the interview writer!

GBS:
Your new EP “Bucket of Lies” features a strong political message in some of the lyrics and in the overall branding. At what point did you realize this record was headed in that direction?

PAPPY:
Right from the start.

ERIN:
When Jeremy wrote the song.
*everyone laughs*
JEREMY:
When every practice got hi-jacked for 20 minutes to bitch about politics.
PAPPY:
Ha! No shit!
JASON:
Ending rehearslas early to watch debates.
JEREMY:
True that.

GBS:
Does everyone in the band share similar political views?

JEREMY:
Parallel Play also acts as a left leaning support group for each other.

GBS:
Do you guys collectively or individually have a favorite Presidential Candidate yet?

JEREMY:
Feel the bern, folkers.


GBS:
Texas Monthly compared Pappy’s drum track on “Bottleneck” to “John Bonham-style”, how awesome is that and will there be a tattoo to commemorate that quote?

PAPPY:
I already have a John Bonham tattoo, but to be compared to one of my drum idols is fucking awesome.

GBS:
EP release party is March 5th at Sundown at Granada with Loyal Sally supporting. Any special treats or teasers you want to tell us about the show?

ERIN:
Pants optional.
JEREMY:
YOU’RE GETTING BRAND NEW SONGS, GOODBAMSHO! WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT FROM US?
PAPPY:
Any treats?
ERIN:
75 minutes of Parallel Play. We don’t do that very often.
PAPPY:
I don’t know. Jason you got anything?
JASON:
I will be blackout drunk.

GBS:
Who was actually winning at the DnD table during Brent Baxter’s recent photo shoot?

JASON:
Ha! Someone hasn’t played D&D before.
PAPPY:
There are no winners, especially, when Jeremy DMs.
JEREMY:
Frost Giant won.

GBS:
How was it to jump back in the studio with Salim Nourallah for this record? Did the overall creative chemistry kick in right away or build over time?

ERIN:
It came pretty quick.
JASON:
Well, there wasn’t a dick measuring coming in to it. We all knew where each other stood.
ERIN:
Mine’s biggest.
PAPPY:
Hell yeah.
JEREMY:
This is all going in the interview by the way.
ERIN:
NO! My grandmother is going to read this!
JEREMY:
Your grandmother is going to be impressed. Congrats.
ERIN:
Please don’t put this in there. Jesus.

PAPPY:
She just pulls hers out and…
JASON:
Blam!
ERIN:
Ugh, gross! Moving on….

GBS:
Favorite moment in the studio while recording the new EP?

ERIN:
Eating pizza almost every single meal.
JEREMY:
Jameson.
JASON:
My favorite part was just being in there as a group and playing together because we feed off each other. Then us watching Jeremy mouthing those fucking lyrics during those long stretches of silence. Being able to do that and it all come together was actually kind of awesome.
PAPPY:
Right. It all worked out. I have to say it was my favorite AND least favorite part at the same time. It totally gave us a live feel, but doing it without vocals was super difficult. It made it very tough, but that challenge also made it kind of fun.
ERIN:
I remember when we were listening to it for the first time and think HOLY SHIT it sounds hella- large.

GBS:
Jeremy, based on the picture all over social media, can you in one word describe precisely what Erin’s hair smells like?

JEREMY:
Purple.

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