Shoegaze in Atlanta: An Interview with Parson's Rocket Project
A variety of well-known music genres thrive in Atlanta’s music community, including hip-hop, jazz, country, and indie-rock. However, none of these genres sound straight out of outer-space.
Parson’s Rocket Project, an Atlanta band, performs music known as Shoegaze. This genre of music emulates ambience through heavily distorted guitars and vocals that echo across the tracks. The music itself creates a dreamy atmosphere, which pairs well with melancholic lyrics and an emotional undertone. The term “shoegaze” comes from the early 1990’s, when shy singers were often referred to as “shoegazers” because of how they looked down when they sang. Prominent Shoegaze artists include My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, and the Cocteau Twins.
I got the chance to sit down with Parson’s Rocket Project and ask the band a few questions about their background and their music.
The band has released one self-titled EP, "Parsons Rocket Project," which is available on Bandcamp. It includes six tracks and the transitions between the songs are seamless, providing a collective and complete feeling to the publication.