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The sound they make is impeccable, that impossible-not-to-shake-to electro funk created by LA's Spazzkid and smothered with sweet acoustic caress and the ever so sweet voice of Susan Park. My Parasol has been creating adventure and what can only be described as a union of holy matrimony between the sunny California melody with the witty and hip electronic soundscape that seems modern and retro all at the same time. With their recent release My Parasol has geared up to rise to a position of ever growing accolades amongst its peers in the LA music scene. My Parasol continues on with the effortless grace and fun-in-the-sun attitude to bring you music that touches your soul and shakes your hips all in a day's work.

- Ryo Tanaka

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My Parasol’s La Cabeza Del Sol (Summer Mix)

'Tis the season for Summer Mixtapes! I don't know if this passes as one. But there's one thing we know for sure. These songs make us feel warm and fuzzy inside. :)

1) The Rentals - My Summer Girl

Susan: Takes me back to summer, floating aimlessly around the pool under the beating sun.

2) Ra Ra Riot - Boy (RAC Remix)
Mark: I heard this on my way home late at night. It was a sleepy drive but I remember waking up to this song and doing a little jig in the car.

3) Toro Y Moi - New Beat

Susan: Where are my patent disco shoes when I need them?

4) Matthew Dear - You Put a Smell on Me (Breakbot Remix)

Mark: Simply put, everything that Breakbot touches is gold.

5) Bibio - Pretentious

Mark: The intro sounds like an asian instrument which I felt was out of place at first. But when I heard it with the main riff, I loved it. Totally dig the vibe in Bibio’s stuff: gritty, a little unpolished, lots of character.

6) Fleet Foxes - Helplesness Blues

Susan: I love the earnest lyrics and the beautiful arrangement of this song. It’s so captivating. I could listen to this on repeat forever.

7) Jeff Buckley - Everybody Here Wants You

Susan: This song always finds its way back on my playlist. What can I say. JB, man… you know me. 

8) Bjork - It’s in our hands

Susan: When I want to get there.

9) Gold Panda - Marriage (Baths Remix)

Mark: A case of a favorite artist remixed by another favorite artist. I play this song in my car endlessly. There’s something about the way Baths treated this song. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.

10) Architecture in Helsinki - Contact High (Javelin Remix)

Mark: I’m big fans of both AIH’s indie pop stylings and Javelin’s Lo-fi electronic pop sampling. The original version was upbeat and bubbly but Javelin’s version took it over the top. It was love at first listen!

Download Mix Here

PS. Mix was made to share music we love. Please support the artists above when you can. If you’re music is included and want to take it down email me here.

Here’s a music video for “After Cards” by LA-based film maker Jean-Pierre Caner. Footage taken from the ever generous Internet Archive. Jean-Pierre makes these stunning videos and film collages which we love. So it was really cool to work with him and hash out ideas. A good dose of do-si-doing juxtaposed by some underaged joyriding pretty much sums up everything doesn’t it? Enjoy!

"currently: making a mixtape"

Manhattan Beach, June 2011
by Paul James

Manhattan Beach, June 2011

by Paul James

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!

Love the video guys! Good job!

heimastore:

Life is A Party Video!!! 

Production and Styling by Heima Home and Lifestyle

Directed by Everywhere We Shoot

Music by My Parasol

www.heimastore.com


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We covered this song for an awesome compilation put together by the  blog, Cactus-Mouth.  Bands were commissioned to choose and cover songs  that were made during the late 50’s and early 60’s. Check it out!  For a  variety of reasons, this song took us forever to make. It was also one  of those projects where we tried really hard to stick to our initial  plan of making it as (relatively) minimal as possible. That was hard!   We did kind of let go more towards the end of the song though. Gotta  have some fun right? Hope you enjoy!
cactus-mouth:

Happy Friday the 13th!
Ok, here is the promised second half of Tears On My Pillow. It took a bit longer than expected, and some of the artists that planned on being involved weren’t able to; but it’s like they say, “all good things take time.” If you enjoyed the first half, then I’m sure you’ll like this one too. It rocks a little harder than the first one, but really who’s complaining?
Once again I’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who helped make this possible including: all the bands/artists, The Future Cat (who made the matching artwork), and Unholy Rhythms for her support on this second half. Enjoy it, everyone!
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Tears On My Pillow: Part II
1 My Parasol - “Tears On My Pillow” (Little Anthony and The Imperials)
2 School Knights - “Runaway” (Del Shannon)
3 Holytigress - “Blue Moon” (Elvis Presley)
4 Shimmering Stars (ft. Sue McClure) - “Love Is Strange” (Mickey & Sylvia)
5 High Pop - “Not a Second Time” (The Beatles)
6 Lizard Kisses - “Please Stay” (The Drifters)
7 Acid Glasses - “Tonight You Belong To Me” (Patience and Prudence)
8 SLUTEVER - “Tongue Tied” (Wanda Jackson)
9 Guitars - “Good Times” (Sam Cooke)
10 Cloud Nothings - “Johnny Get Angry” (Joanie Sommers)
11 Filardo - “Il se fait tard” (François Hardy)
12 Ba Babes - “I Can’t Control Myself” (The Troggs)
13 Kid Counselor - “Girl of the North Country” (Bob Dylan)
DOWNLOAD // ALT DOWNLOAD

We covered this song for an awesome compilation put together by the blog, Cactus-Mouth.  Bands were commissioned to choose and cover songs that were made during the late 50’s and early 60’s. Check it out!  For a variety of reasons, this song took us forever to make. It was also one of those projects where we tried really hard to stick to our initial plan of making it as (relatively) minimal as possible. That was hard!  We did kind of let go more towards the end of the song though. Gotta have some fun right? Hope you enjoy!

cactus-mouth:

Happy Friday the 13th!

Ok, here is the promised second half of Tears On My Pillow. It took a bit longer than expected, and some of the artists that planned on being involved weren’t able to; but it’s like they say, “all good things take time.” If you enjoyed the first half, then I’m sure you’ll like this one too. It rocks a little harder than the first one, but really who’s complaining?

Once again I’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who helped make this possible including: all the bands/artists, The Future Cat (who made the matching artwork), and Unholy Rhythms for her support on this second half. Enjoy it, everyone!

Tears On My Pillow: Part II

My Parasol - “Tears On My Pillow” (Little Anthony and The Imperials)

School Knights - “Runaway” (Del Shannon)

Holytigress - “Blue Moon” (Elvis Presley)

Shimmering Stars (ft. Sue McClure) - “Love Is Strange” (Mickey & Sylvia)

High Pop - “Not a Second Time” (The Beatles)

Lizard Kisses - “Please Stay” (The Drifters)

Acid Glasses - “Tonight You Belong To Me” (Patience and Prudence)

SLUTEVER - “Tongue Tied” (Wanda Jackson)

Guitars - “Good Times” (Sam Cooke)

10 Cloud Nothings - “Johnny Get Angry” (Joanie Sommers)

11 Filardo - “Il se fait tard” (François Hardy)

12 Ba Babes - “I Can’t Control Myself” (The Troggs)

13 Kid Counselor - “Girl of the North Country” (Bob Dylan)

DOWNLOAD // ALT DOWNLOAD


Reblogged from cactus-mouth

Manila based super-hip Heima Store will be launching their new collection soon. In line with that, they released a teaser video (music by us) as well as invites to the launch. Hope all of you folks in Manila drop by!

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Thanks for the love, Tyler!

flashlightag:

My Parasol- ” After Cards “

free day.

My Parasol sent me this summery indie-pop gem via gmail.

” After Cards ” is so incredibly sweet. It’s those little handclaps that really get me. I simply cant resist. 

Download Here


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