The Parrots Suggest ‘A Thousand Ways’ for Childhood to Die
With the rise of Madrid garage punks Hinds — whose acclaimed debut LP, Leave Me Alone, saw release earlier this year via Mom + Pop — Spain's rock scene achieved global recognition in 2016. Diego García, that album's producer, fronts an equally potent outfit called the Parrots, who have had a big year as well. Back in August, the psych-amenable riffers dropped their debut full-length, Los Niños Sin Miedo, a must-listen for the Nuggets-obsessed. Pretty soon, they'll be hitting the road for a world tour behind the record (including a few dates in the States). In the meantime, García and company have unveiled a video for the album's fourth track, "A Thousand Ways."
Directed by Pablo Amores, "A Thousand Ways" offers a stunning, wistful portrait of wasted youth. For a further — and slightly overdramatic — explanation, there's this video description:
There’s a key moment in your teenage years when the forbidden and the unknown start to attract you, and you avoid responsibilities and complex questions. This is the moment when, along with your friends, childhood dies. This is the moment upon which ‘A Thousand Ways’ is built.
Kids these days, right? Watch below, and scroll down for the Parrots' upcoming tour dates.
Los Niños Sin Miedo is out now via Heavenly Recordings.
THE PARROTS on TOUR
Dec. 31 — London, England @ The Social
Jan. 20 — Hebden Bridge, England @ Heavenly Weekender Festival
Feb. 3 — Madrid, Spain @ Shoko
Feb. 4 — Barcelona, Spain @ La Capsa
Mar. 10 — Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium
Mar. 13-18 — Austin, TX @ SXSW
Mar. 19 — San Antonio, TX @ Burger Hangover
April 30 — Liverpool, England @ Festevol