“Hypnotized with angelic shoegaze vibes that touch on the bigger questions in life.” ~ The Wild Honey Pie
The dazzling, sprawling sonic atmospheres conjured by Brooklyn-based band Parrot Dream envelop and spur the dreamer in all of us. Formed by Christina Hansen Appel (vocals, keys) and Gonzalo Guerrero (guitar) in Santiago, Chile in 2013, the duo relocated to Brooklyn, NY and quickly began making strides amassing more than half a million streams on Spotify.
This time would go on to inspire the material that comprises Parrot Dream’s debut full-length, Light Goes. Signing to Good Eye Records, the LP saw release digitally and on vinyl, including a limited Blood Red color run, on August 24th, 2018.
The album was written over a span of two years and touches on themes of connection, love, memories and clarity. The driving title track immediately pulls you into the lush world of Light Goes as Appel’s hypnotic synths and wistful vocals meet Guerrero’s incendiary guitars sparking a fire that burns throughout the LP. Oscillating between uplifting and elegiac, Parrot Dream draw you in to wade in deep, kaleidoscopic pools of sound as they build up towering, crystalline crescendos.
Light Goes is out now and is the eighth release from Good Eye Records.
released August 24, 2018
All songs written by Gonzalo Guerrero
Lyrics by Christina Hansen Appel (Kiki)
Arranged by Parrot Dream
Paradise & Prey arranged by Gonzalo Guerrero, Kiki,
Pancho Véliz and Diego Aravena
Cello by Kristen Barry in Ode to Octavia
Background vocals by Christian Hansen Appel
supported by 4 fans who also own “Parrot Dream - Light Goes”
I only recommend a select few albums, so I do not take these lightly. The nostalgic guitar playing with the vocals washed out in fuzz and reverb reminds me of a worry-free time/place in my life that may or may not have ever existed (but the feeling is the same). This is one release where I can say with certainty that I received much more than I paid. Thank you, Lavender Blush, for this gift. Charlie Mayer