Austin’s Parker Woodland Celebrates New Label, Album with Videos, Tour, & “Summer of Singles”
Photo by Ismael Quintanilla at SXSW 2024

Austin’s Parker Woodland Celebrates New Label, Album with Videos, Tour, & “Summer of Singles”

To say charismatic indie rock trio Parker Woodland is busy is an understatement.

The energetic, Austin-based trio released a special Pride Month single “Makeup”

in June, shortly after signing with Flak Records. The Austin Chronicle heralded it as an “anthem for an age” in a glowing review of the song and video, and the band wowed an overflow crowd at colorful wig shop Coco Coquette, guest DJed for KUTX, and was seemingly everywhere on TV, radio, and podcasts in June.

Now Parker Woodland is set to drop its next track, “Ladder at Your Window,” on July 12th

The summer bop showcases the band’s new sound — uniquely infectious and full for an indie rock trio — and calls for windows-down road trip sing-alongs with your best friend or secret love:

Maybe now it’s all clear / This could be our new year

You could run away with me / We could go live by the sea

I left a ladder at your window / Cuz they don’t know what we know

I left a ladder at your window / Let’s go! Ooh, let’s go! Let’s go!

“Ladder at Your Window” is the second in the band’s Summer of Singles — a new song each month from June-Sept — leading up to debut full-length There’s No Such Thing as Time on September 6th.

Parker Woodland will celebrate Ladder’s release with their first Sonic Guild consideration show, Saturday, July 13, at Pershing Hall, and a rare acoustic  duo set for their new label’s 2nd Annual FLAK Summer MixerSunday, July 21, at Hole in the Wall.

The two July appearances will be Parker Woodland’s only local shows until the Sept. 6th album release extravaganza, including a Waterloo in-store and Mohawk Indoors show. (The band played KUTX Rock the Shores for SXSW 2024 and recently wrapped a two-part Pride tour of Texas, which included SXSW Pride and Eeyore’s Birthday Party in Austin, stops in Ft. Worth, Bryan, San Antonio, San Marcos, and more.)

Parker Woodland’s new music boasts an undeniable, fresh twist on the band’s established “relentlessly positive, life-affirming indie rock” (Loud Women) — the result of their new, post-pandemic lineup, a powerful collaboration of Walter, guitarist Andrew Solin (Belcurve, NoGood Boyo,) and Keri Cinquina (Butch County, Meg Hentges). The singles and forthcoming record were recorded by Matt Parmenter of Austin Music Award-winning Ice Cream Factory, and producer Brent Baldwin (Booher, Thor & Friends, Indie Orchestra).

For recent shows, Parker Woodland has teamed up with the SIMS Foundation, which Walter serves as an Advisory Council member, and TENT (Transgender Education Network of Texas), a natural connection to the band’s LGBQTIA+ rights activism and musical messages.

In joining Flak Records, the rising stars in Parker Woodland bring fierce feminine and queer energy to a roster rich with renowned Austin musicians, including Harold Whit Williams (Daily Worker, Cotton Mather), Mike Stewart (producer for The Wannabes, The Gourds, Poi Dog Pondering), Jon Sanchez (The Flying Saucers, Larry Seaman Band), Andrew Duplantis, Mike McCoy, Mike Nicolai (The Stayres), and more.

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