The Nerd Parade | A Delicate Bashing

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A Delicate Bashing

by The Nerd Parade

the perfect blend of bedroom indie-pop, r&b melody, and danceable electronic back-beats. Male and female vocals blend together like an oddly perfect pairing of Stephin Merritt (The Magnetic Fields) and Kierin Kirby (Dee-Lite).
Genre: Pop: with Electronic Production
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1. A Picturesque Sunday
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2. Yr Horrible Stupid Life
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3. Kitten
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4. Smedley
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5. Kenny Rogers Tune
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6. Outside
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7. A Bird's Song
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8. Crude Polygonal Space Fighters
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9. The Devil Of California
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10. Wide Asleep
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11. Spies
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12. Ice Cream
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13. Resolution Day
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14. Let It Go
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Album Notes
Hailing from Florida's dance music scene, Randy Garcia made a name for himself as the founder of boutique label Nophi Records and through his varied and eclectic releases. He now makes a decisive move toward hook-laiden indie pop with The Nerd Parade, teaming up with Abby Wren, who's astounding voice and distinctive personality adds a truly soulful tone to Garcia's cunningly melodic backdrops and beats. Vocally, Garcia and Wren blend together naturally sounding at times like an oddly perfect pairing of Stephin Merritt and Kierin Kirby.


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Kickin' drums and harmony!
The Nerd Parade has an original sound, and none of the songs on the CD sound the same. An fun, eclectic mix of music, pleasant harmonies, and the awesome drums makes it easy to listen to over and over!


A delicate masterpiece
Randy Garcia and company have unleashed an indie-rock masterpiece. 14 coming of age songs from the teenage condition to the post-adolescence confusion this cd leaves you full of wonder and awe. From the reggae funk of Devil of California to the Midwest swing of Kenny Rogers tune to the downtempo Let It Go, this cd has it all. Highlights are the crowd pleasing jam of Spies and the rocking Smedley. Check it out if you want something fresh, new, and original.


Big Ups
A refreshing new group, much respect and big ups to these up and coming artists

Thom August

Electronic Acoustic Ear Candy
From beginning to end, "A Delicate Bashing" delivers exactly what the title claims and then some.

"Yr Horrible, Stupid Life" is a folk masterpiece that suddenly, and without warning kicks you in the stomach with metal.

"Kenny Rogers Tune" is an Alt Rock masterpiece that's perfect for listening on repeat while driving in the country.

"Outside" can only be described as "whipped cream for your eardrum's taste buds."

"Wide Asleep" is a lounge-jungle romp that shows off the Nerd Parades incredible range and pop sensibility.

"Ice Cream" is like a sunny day in audio form.

The whole thing is wrapped up with "Let it Go" which is comforting and warm, with an incredible closing vocal performance.

All in all, The Nerd Parade's, "A Delicate Bashing" is a must have for any music coinsurer who's looking for the real deal.


Easygoing, memorable pop tunes with electronic beats and breaks thrown in.
Easygoing, memorable pop tunes with electronic beats and breaks thrown in. The well-written, intelligent lyrics range from silly to deep and introspective. The excellent mix of male and female vocals round out this band of journeymen musicians and producers. This debut effort stands up to repeated listenings and comes highly recommended.

Tonya Stapler

refreshingly different! a treat for your ears! I LOVE "KITTEN"!!!
Refreshingly different! A true treat for the ears! My favorite track is KITTEN! Its nice to listen to something that didn't come off the cookie cutter of music! A must have for your collection!

John Book. Music For America

Strong to the core, left of center if need be
The Nerd Parade are a male/female duo who create some irresistible power pop mixed in with electronica and a bit of rock. A Delicate Bashing (Headphone Treats) is a quirky album that works very well, as if they were a more pop-friendly Mecca Normal. I say this because when I played the album, I could tell that this was a bit more... how do I say this? I can hear the minds moving between these two, at times locked in unison as if they were one, other times going off in their own words and unsure of where to go except forward. "Smedley" moves along at a bumpy pace, while "Kenny Rogers Tune" sounds a hell of a lot like Nikka Costa's "Everybody Got Their Something" instead of being a tune about the former First Edition singer with a second edition face. The female half of the duo, Abby Wren, her voice sounds very familiar or maybe I'm simply comforted by how she sings. I could hear bits of Kim Deal, other times their music could be from the mushroom sandwich box of The Flaming Lips or King Missile (Dog Fly Religion).

There are times when I expected the music to go lo-fi, since some of the drums and rhythm patterns are from rhythm boxes and drum machines long gone, but they keep things sounding very professional. In fact, a song like "Outside" has Randy Garcia (the male half of the group) going into They Might Be Giants or Barenaked Ladies territory with its mix of great playing and pop craftsmanship, yet still being able to lure in listeners with something that result in something magical and quirky at the same time. Quirky, yes, but not strange or off-center. Yet The Nerd Parade are capable of moving off-center, if need be.