The Pet Parade; Two Variants: 180G Black Vinyl LP, 180G Red Marbled Vinyl LP; Release Date: March 5th 2021 *UPDATE!!!! THE PEAK VINYL RELEASE HAS BEEN PUSHED BACK DUE TO PRODUCTION ISSUES AND WILL BE RELEASED TOWARDS THE END OF MARCH!!! THE BLACK VINYL WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE ON MARCH 5TH!!!!*
The latest from the prolific Eric D. Johnson is a gorgeously gauzy collection of folk / pop earworms indebted as much to the jangle of Byrds & Kinks, as it is the slick, troubled yacht rock of the 80s. Not quite Sunshine Pop, but more like "Overcast Pop".
Johnson (who has played in The Shins, composed film scores & most recently, earned two Grammy nominations with his other band Bonny Light Horseman) recorded the album remotely with BLH bandmate Josh Kaufman (also of Muzz & worked on Taylor's Swift's latest record). Also featured are collaborators from acts as vast as Califone, Iron & Wine, Fleet Foxes, The Walkmen & more.