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MARA

Mara EP

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Mara is the debut release from Vera Vera's Jordan Parker. Parker wrote the songs on the Mara EP alone in his bedroom, channeling the dark vibes of Vera Vera into a more intimate and ethereal sound that he describes as “Phantom Pop” or “Garage Gaze.”

"Jordan Parker doesn't quite sound like anyone else in Atlanta. The haunting timbre of the local singer/guitarist's voice has an almost Tom Waits smokiness to it. Whereas Waits sounds steeped in some otherworldly swamp, Parker's voice crackles like embers on a campfire and floats like a ghost trying to find its way home." -Creative Loafing

"Vera Vera’s greatest asset has always been the group’s ability to envelop everything they do—from the grimy garage rockers to the sultry electro stompers—in a murky midnight haze that makes every song seem like a call to excess and late-night revelry. With “Diamonds,” Parker maintains a similar aura of sunless mystery, but his alone-in-a-bedroom approach feels far more ethereal and confidential. He calls his new aesthetic “phantom pop,” and that’s a good a description as any. Here, spectral guitars unfurl themselves against the steady echo of an alluring backbeat while Parker’s vocals—smoky and elusive—lull you further into a kind of shadowy darkness. It’s simple but haunting, a mesmerizing first effort from one of the city’s emerging talents." -Latest Disgrace

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released November 25, 2014

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