Brooklyn duo Chalk and Numbers is pleased to release the 5-song Parade EP; in celebration the entire record is available for streaming courtesy of Spinner. From Andrew Pierce's warm analog production to Sable Yong's lush vocals, these tracks create an utterly blissful and timeless listening experience. As a whole,this EP shows a band who has hit their songwriting stride, prevailing as the duo's most indelible and satisfying release to date.
Brooklyn outfit, Chalk and Numbers, play modern pop music inspired by classic styles. The duo, consisting of Sable Yong (vocals) and Andrew Pierce (multi-instrumentalist/songwriter) combine their artistic abilities to craft pop songs influenced but not entrenched in 60's musical canon. Yong's vocals play a large part in the band's repertoire. Her lush, graceful voice never rushes but guides the listener through the sparkling melodies composed by Pierce--who also plays the role of co-producer along with his brother, Dennis. In producing the tracks the brothers use analog technology to create warm, robust tones that accentuate songs while avoiding the contemporary pitfalls of stifling the recordings with noise. Pierce asserts "a lot of current bands reference the past but feel the need to drown it in fuzz or reverb, we wanted to stay away from that." In the pursuit of creating great pop songs, Chalk and Numbers has used influences both old and new and has emerged timeless.
Chalk and Numbers are finishing up their debut LP to be released in early 2013.
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