The Parson Red Heads have been hinting at a new full-length effort for a while now, and it seems it's finally on the horizon. Yearling is the title of the record out August 16th, as the band embarks upon a partnership with the long-running local label Arena Rock on the heels of returning to Oregon last year after a handful of years in Los Angeles.
The press release has all the deets:
"The 11-track album was produced by sometimesband-mate Raymond Richards at Red Rockets Glare (Los Angeles CA) and mixed by Chris Stamey of legendary Southern jangle-pop band, The dB’s, at Mitch Easter’s Fidelitorium Studios (Kernersville, NC). ‘The title of the new record Yearling has all sorts of meanings’, says singer Evan Parsons. ‘For us…with this album…the obvious is that the record took between one and two years to make (see: definition of ‘yearling’) but it means much more than that. The collection of songs tell stories about learning as you go, moving on when you finally realize you can’t turn back and loving people when you can. It’s a record about growing up made by a band that’s growing up (and still are!). The songs and messages are very important to us, as are the performances and memories we have of the creation of this album. We consider it a big step for us, although one step of many, but an important one nonetheless.’"
As you very well may recall, the band stopped by our studios a couple of years back, laying down a set that included an early take on the Yearling-opening "Burning Up the Sky."