Quaker Parents

Quaker Parents is the pop-dedicated, song-wormhole project of Canadian artist Mark Grundy
(Heaven For Real).

Known best for a fun, nervy and constantly contorting sense for melody and lyricism (reference
points like Cate Le Bon, David Berman, Pixies and (sandy) Alex G will apply) the band’s origins
date back as early as 2010 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This debut full-length, Our Drawing Club
(Vain Mina Records) comes in the wake of several intercity relocations – first Montreal, and
more recently, Toronto – but not before the album’s foundation and framework were cracked
wide open on a self-imposed residency to The Azores in Portugal during the Winter of 2017.

Amid that year – one of growth and tumult; the songs were steadily guided towards their
recorded iterations. Between a rotating schedule consisting of five different jobs and the
embarkment of a tour through Japan with another outfit, Heaven For Real, Our Drawing
Club found a final form in 2018 – with Grundy’s twin brother and constant collaborator J. Scott
(Heaven For Real, JJ Purple) rounding out many of album’s rhythmic requirements.

“I told my sensitive side, I need more love in my life” begins the halfway mantric chorus
of Improbable Friendship 1999 – a catchy and opening ode to redefinition through connection,
and a telling theme that works its way over and over many of the album’s eleven tracks –
smashing through aspects of community, spirituality, love and exit-strategy.

Concurrently, Our Drawing Club carries a more intimate narrative via inspiration from artists like
Hype Williams and Tom Diabo – making use of skittering drum machine grooves/poetical
tangential sensitivities and a hopeful, occasionally irreverent obedience to the power of truth.

Our Drawing Club is out May 10th on Vain Mina Records (May 15th on Japanese label Moorworks)

 To download, click above. Photo credits: Cotey Pop (Top), Miriam Paas (Bottom)


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