Darling Parade Releases First Single
Nashville-based alternative buzz band Darling Parade has released "Ghost," the first single from their upcoming full-length album Battle Scars & Broken Hearts. Darling Parade was featured on Billboard's Next Big Sound chart, MTVu, VH1 and their music has been showcased on ABC Family's "The Lying Game," the CW's "Flygirls," Syfy's "Stargate Universe" and Showtime's "Shameless," just to name a few. Battle Scars & Broken Hearts is the band's first full-length album, following a campaign to raise money for the project on the popular funding platform Kickstarter. "Ghost" can be purchased on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ghost-single/id592314650?ls=1
Formed in early 2007 against the humble backdrop of fields and farmhouses, Darling Parade came to Fruition after lead vocalist Kristin Kearns asked Nate McCoy and his previous group to play a local show in southern Illinois. She was only 15 at the time, but even then, had a way of captivating an audience. After adding drummer Casey Conrad via Craigslist and bassist Dustin McCoy, the group was complete.
After a self-titled EP, and 2010's What You Want, 2011 brought the release of the band's 3rd EP, Until We Say It's Over, and landed the band the #8 spot on Billboard's Next Big Sound chart. The first single "Never Wrong" received airplay on both MTVu and VH1. It also included, "Remember," featuring guest vocals by Anberlin frontman, Stephen Christian.
Riding on the success of Until We Say It's Over in the spring of 2012, Darling Parade landed their first national tour with NBC's "The Voice" winner Cassadee Pope (Hey Monday) and set out to make their mark across the country. The band quickly followed up with a national headlining tour, and then headed home to regroup.