Parára formed around two good friends sharing musical ideas with each other over anxious excitement and dire criticism towards their enthusiasm and results. Now in a five piece layout, they turn over a new page and a debut album is released May 2013 on I Love You Records.
|02.05 Xl20 | Vilnius, LT||30.05 Ģertrūdes ielas Tēatris | Rīga, LV|
|03.05 Fenix Bar | Alytus, LT||31.05 MCB | Jelgava, LV|
|06.05 R33 | Budapest, HU||14.06 Zabadaks | Kuldīga, LV|
|07.05 Pécsi Est Café | Pécs, HU||15.06 Fontaine Palace | Liepāja, LV|
|08.05 Desdemona | Gdinya, PL||12.07 Summersound Festival 2013| Liepāja, LV|
|09.05 Kawiarnia Naukowa | Cracow, PL||19.07 Positivus Festival 2013 | Salacgrīva, LV|
|17.05 309. Kabinets | Valka, LV||29.07 Ādmiņu iela | Riga, LV|
|18.05 Kink Konk | Tartu, EST||02.08 Laba Daba Festival | Līgatne, LV|
|24.05 Fonoklubs | Cēsis, LV||23.08 Cita Vide Festival | Ogre, LV|
|25.05 Unfinished Skyscraper | Valmiera, LV||07.09 Vilnius Music Week | Vilnius, LT|
|14.09 YKESCOLA | Ikšķile, LV|
Parára is a five-piece experimental rock and post-punk band from Riga, Latvia formed in the dawn of 2009. Featuring two drumsets, frequently complex rhythm structures and some intense breakdowns their sound can be very dense yet just as melody driven and humble as your neighborhood singer-songwriter guy.
While being just a few weeks old the band releases a 3 song demo EP in 2010 and plays numerous concerts around Latvia. Early on it is clear - sincere ingenuity is key. In 2011 the band gets a reputation for collaborating with many local musicians and the song "Just a Figure of Speech" gets a documented live performance. During this time guitarist Krists Krieviņš and drummer Aigars Valdmanis join the band and a discerning choice to record a full lenght album is made. The LP would only feature original music composed from that point on. In 2013 the debut album is released on a Latvian independent label I Love You records and the collective starts extensive touring in Europe in support of the release.
Kārlis Butins - guitar, keyboards, vocals, treatments
Krists Krieviņš - guitar
Nauris Vasiļevskis - bass
Jānis Untāls - drums
Aigars Valdmanis - drums, percussion