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Parára is a five-piece experimental rock and post-punk band from Riga, Latvia formed in the dawn of 2009. Featuring two drumsets, frequently complex rhythm structures and some intense breakdowns their sound can be very dense yet just as melody driven and humble as your neighborhood singer-songwriter guy.
In their first year Parára have played numerous live concerts at local clubs, venues and festivals, together with a wide array of local and foreign acts alike including: Tesa, Gaserata, Edgars Rubenis, darkblueworld, Heligoland and Sabot, during this time they also recorded and released a three song demo and then two more songs- “Sebastian” and “Just a Figure of Speech” as a live video, everything in a DIY fashioned way, and all of which is downloadable for free on their website: http://www.parara.lv .
Currently their guitarist Kārlis Butins resides in Germany and is only available for short periods of time for touring and playing together. Being away from each other inspired Parára to be more versatile and lately they have been diving into various kinds of experimental and avant-garde notions like the drumming mechanics of Yoshida Tatsuya, the contemporary arrangements of Kayo Dot and the raw energy of the washington dc Post-hardcore scene from the likes of Faraquet.
Parára is a constantly evolving journey with no fear of surprising the listener with an abrupt phrasing of sincerity.
Current lineup consists of:
Kārlis Butins - guitar, keys, vocals;
Nauris Vasiļevskis - bass;
Jānis Untāls - drums, guitar;
Aigars Valdmanis - drums;
Krists Krievinš - guitar, keys.