Massachusetts-based folk-rock band Parsonsfield has been through the wringer of ups and downs and decided for the first time since their 2011 conception to take a two-month break from touring and focus solely on recording. The result is WE, the highly anticipated fourth release from the quintet.
Parsonsfield got their start as an offshoot of the University of Connecticut’s folk music club. The club didn’t hold performances, but somehow in late 2010, through a misunderstanding, they were offered an opening set at a local venue and Parsonsfield was born. They released their debut album,Pour Old Shine, in 2013 and followed that with their Afterparty EP in 2014 and Blooming Through The Black in 2016. Known for their lively stage presence and exciting shows, with the entire band singing and often switching instruments through their sets, Parsonsfield has also written and performed soundtracks for theatrical productions and documentaries, and in 2016 their song Weeds Or Wildflowers was featured on AMC’s popular show The Walking Dead.
Praised by NPR for making "the most jubilant and danceable indie roots music this side of the Carolinas,” Parsonsfield continues to push the boundaries of their harmony-driven grassroots origins by creating their own distinctive Americana, integrating pop and bold rock flourishes along the way. Set to be released in early March, WE captures the band’s maturing sound, winding its way through a full range of emotions. There’s as much influence from 90’s rock and 70’s R&B as there is from the folk-pop material fans have come to expect from the band.